Never having been to Philadelphia and knowing almost nothing of the area we were kind of flying blind. Our purpose was to combine a Christmas break vacation with a little educational experience with our 15 year old granddaughter. We could not have chosen better. The loft suited our needs perfectly and was within walking distance of everything we wanted to do. Plenty of good restaurants, Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, Ben Franklin museum....and a block from some of the best fireworks we could have wished for. Access was quick and easy in a secure building. Try it, you'll like it.