Cornerstone Bed & Breakfast

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Independence Day in Philadelphia

Looking for the perfect spot to experience July 4th in Philadelphia? Look no further than Cornerstone Bed & Breakfast, your award-winning getaway nestled in the heart of the city. Our charming B&B offers a serene retreat with lush gardens, ideal for relaxing after exploring all that Philadelphia has to offer this summer.

View fireworks over the Philadelphia skyline from Drexel Park, just one block away from the B&B, or watch the fireworks from one of our favorite rooftop bars listed below!

Wawa Welcome America Festival for July 4th (June 19 – July 4, 2024)

No one does the Fourth like those who did it first. Wawa Welcome America is Philadelphia’s premier July 4th festival, the largest July 4th celebration in America, and one of the largest free festivals in the country.

Did you know that Cornerstone B&B is only a 10 minute walk to this incredible 4th of July concert? The 16-day celebration ends on the Fourth of July with a massive free concertfeaturing Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter NE-YO, pop superstar Kesha, and Philadelphia favorites DJ Diamond Kuts and SNACKTIME, on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

The two-plus-week party goes out with a bang during a stunning fireworks display over the Philadelphia Museum of Art (you’ll have a great view of the fireworks from Drexel Park- only 1 block from Cornerstone B&B!)

Wawa Welcome America offers residents and visitors alike sixteen days of free, family-friendly programming across the city, with a focus on arts, culture, diversity, education, wellness, history, and performance. Festival attendees can enjoy free concerts, fireworks, complimentary museum access, Wawa Hoagie Day, and more!

The Best Rooftop Bars & Restaurants in Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s fantastic rooftop bars and restaurants are where you can enjoy stunning views of the city skyline while savoring delicious food and drinks. Here are some of our favorite rooftop spots in Philadelphia:

  • Assembly Rooftop Lounge
    • Located atop The Logan Hotel, this upscale rooftop bar offers panoramic views of Logan Square and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Enjoy craft cocktails and small plates in a stylish setting.
  • Bok Bar
    • Situated on top of the Bok Building in South Philadelphia, Bok Bar offers spectacular panoramic views of the city skyline. It has a casual vibe with a rotating selection of food vendors and a great selection of drinks
  • Attico Rooftop Lounge
    • Found atop the Cambria Hotel, Attico offers sweeping views of the Philadelphia skyline. It’s known for its Mediterranean-inspired menu and creative cocktails, making it a perfect spot for both dining and drinks.
  • Stratus Rooftop Lounge
    • Located above the Hotel Monaco, Stratus Rooftop Lounge offers a chic atmosphere with views of Independence Hall. It’s ideal for cocktails and has a trendy vibe that attracts both locals and visitors.
  • The Deck at the Moshulu
    • The Moshulu is a historic tall ship docked on the Delaware River, and its rooftop deck provides stunning waterfront views. Enjoy cocktails and seafood while taking in the sights of the river and the Ben Franklin Bridge.
  • R2L Restaurant & Lounge
    • Located on the 37th floor of Two Liberty Place, R2L offers breathtaking views of Philadelphia from its floor-to-ceiling windows. It’s known for its modern American cuisine and extensive cocktail menu.
  • The Continental Mid-town
    • This rooftop bar in Center City offers a lively atmosphere with views of the city’s skyline. It’s a great spot for happy hour with a diverse menu of cocktails and small plates.

Beyond the Fourth of July festivities, Philadelphia offers an array of summer events to enhance your stay:

  • Funny Girl at the Academy of Music (July 16-28, 2024)
  • Lancaster Avenue ​Jazz & Arts Festival (July 20, 2024)
  • Major Summer Concerts in Philadelphia
    • Olivia Rodrigo at the Wells Fargo Center (July 19, 2024)
    • Def Leppard, Journey and Steve Miller Band at Citizens Bank Park (July 23, 2024)
    • Blink-182 at the Wells Fargo Center (July 26, 2024)
    • Tate McRae at The Mann Center (August 14, 2024)
    • New Kids on the Block at The Mann Center (August 15, 2024)
    • Pink at Lincoln Financial Field (August 18, 2024)
    • Bruce Springsteen at Citizens Bank Park (August 21 & 23, 2024)

Free Museum Days at 40 Philly Attractions!

Forty (!) of Philly’s most celebrated cultural institutions offer free admission on select days during the multi-week festival, including:

  • National Constitution Center (Thursday, June 27, 2024)
  • The Masonic Temple (Saturday, June 29, 2024)
  • The Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia* (Monday, July 1, 2024)
  • The Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History (Wednesday, July 3, 2024), and
  • Eastern State Penitentiary* (Wednesday, July 3, 2024).

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