Thousands of travelers to urban hotspots follow the traditional formula for a vacation: overspending on train, plane or car travel, fighting traffic congestion in the city and getting worn out and stressed before arriving at their destinations. Bus travel to a nearby urban center, however, lets you explore attractions and events close to home – without worrying about traffic, parking, designated drivers or airport security checks. Take the bus to Philly and relax on the way.
Taking Martz Trailways to Philly in February is a great idea to fight the winter blues. You can travel with a favorite group or plan a romantic celebration for Valentine’s Day. You can let the professional drivers deal with snow and ice, traffic, parking and logistics. You’ll arrive fresh after your short and comfortable trip, and you might even meet some new friends on the bus.
Philadelphia Pulls Out the Stops for Winter Events
If you live in one of the smaller towns in the Philadelphia area, there might not be much going on at home this winter – except for a steady stream of politicians campaigning for president. However, Philly offers some great ideas for Valentine’s Day, Leap Day and winter activities that you won’t find in smaller towns. Five of the best Philadelphia attractions for February of 2020 include:
1. Philly Theatre Week
Philly Theatre Week 2020 runs from February 6 to February 16, and the 10-day celebration includes Valentine’s Day. It’s a great way to share a theater production with a special someone for romance. Live plays and musicals generate overwhelming empathy, emotion and tears of happiness. Greater Philadelphia ranks as one of the most vibrant and successful regions for live theater in the United States.
This year, some of the choices include runs longer than just the 10 days of the official celebration, so check for play dates. Some of the shows available during Philly Theatre Week include:
- A Hundred Words For Snow
- The Amen Corner
There will also be workshops, readings, interactive events and meet-and-greets among the 300-plus events scheduled during the week.
2. Getaway at the Greenhouse
They must have had bus travelers in mind when they organized Getaway at the Greenhouse. The Fairmount Park Horticultural Center hosts this popup event that delivers tropical fun for all ages in the middle of a February winter in Philly. The greenhouse will feature tropical settings that include The Beach, The Jungle, The Lawn, The Midway and The Campground.
There will be plenty of vendors, petting animals for the kids, food trucks and picnic settings for family fun in a tropical setting. Events include dancing, storytelling and more. Chase away the winter blues with this popup event out of the blue.
3. Black History Month Plus an Extra Day
This is a leap year, and February has an extra day for celebrating Black History Month. Multiple attractions throughout Philadelphia are joining the celebration with special exhibits, discussions, performances, entertainment and targeted programming. Some of the city’s cultural attractions that are participating include the National Constitution Center, the Free Library of Philadelphia, Brandywine Museum of Art and The African American Museum in Philadelphia.
You can enjoy tours, speakers, panel discussions, handouts and specialty vendors at various locations throughout the city. Leap Year is very special in 2020 because Leap Day falls on a Saturday, and the whole month is bracketed by Saturday fun and educational experiences – from Saturday, February 1 to Saturday, February 29.
4. Valentine’s Day in Philadelphia
Valentine’s Day in Philadelphia offers visitors to the city of brotherly love, as always, but romantic love is also on tap at the city’s bars, restaurants, inns, cruise shi