Philly in Bloom:
Weekend of Culture

March 1-3, 2019


As they say, the best part of living in New York City is leaving the city! We all need a little time away from NYC every now and then, and what better way to spend a weekend away than exploring the amazing arts, culture — and flowers — of beautiful Philadelphia, all while bonding with a group of likeminded women. Plus, all the details are taken care of, so all you have to do is show up and enjoy :)

Just 1 hour and 20 minutes from NYC, the city of brotherly love has a wealth of arts and culture for us to absorb, and we will be visiting just in time to see the Fabulous Fashion exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art before it closes, as well as the famous Philadelphia Flower Show! We will also have a guided tour of the Barnes Foundation before it opens to the public, plus time to explore the Magic Garden and the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts, or check out some of the city’s amazing street art. Plus delicious food, drink and lots of laughs with fellow women of culture.

If you’ve never been on one of our Weekend of Culture excursions, you can see some photos from past trips to the Berkshires, the Hudson River Valley, Washington, DC and the Hamptons on our Facebook page. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience the best of Philly alongside a group of curious, kind and worldly women like yourself!

All accommodation is at the Sonesta Philadelphia in Rittenhouse Square, which is easy walking/cabbing distance from many of the museums, restaurants, etc.

Please review the tentative schedule below and fill out the application form
here to make sure the group and trip are a good fit for your before booking. Please email me at alex@womenofculture.org with any questions.

Tentative Schedule:
(all items with a star are included in trip price)

Friday March 1st
Depart NYC Penn Station at 10:35 am -> arrive Philadelphia at 11:57am
1pm: Lunch at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
3-6pm: Guided Tour at the Fabulous Fashion exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art +
time to explore the permanent collections*
6-8pm: Optional time to explore First Friday in the Old City (or relax at hotel)
8:30pm: Dinner in the Old City

Saturday March 2nd
9am: Optional breakfast in hotel
10-11:30am: Guided Tour at the Barnes Foundation before it opens to the public*
1pm: Lunch at the Barnes Foundation
2:30pm: Open time to explore the Magic Garden (public tour at 3pm) & South Street Shops, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Rodin Museum, or the historic sights in the Old City
8pm: All meet at Dinner

Sunday March 3rd
12pm-4pm: Philadelphia Flower Show*
Depart Philly at 5:18pm -> arrive NYC at 6:45pm

Schedule is subject to change at the leader's discretion and also according to the weather. Activities are not required, but if you have any issues with the schedule, please kindly inform the leader in private in advance.

Tickets & Cost

This amazing experience is only open to 10 women, and you must fill out the short questionnaire here to make sure the group and trip are a good fit before booking.

Full trip cost includes travel with the group on Amtrak, stay at the Sonesta Philadelphia and the activities starred above.

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY: $650/$550 for premiere members all included
($500/$400 for premiere members without transport)

SINGLE OCCUPANCY:  $950/$850 for premiere members all included
($800/$700 for premiere members without transport)

Please note that all payments are FINAL and non-refundable. You may transfer your ticket to someone else but substitute must be approved by trip leader. Please fill out the questionnaire here to before booking.


1. Can I arrange my own travel?

Yes, you can choose the option to book without transport.

2. What is NOT included in the cost of the trip?

All meals and travel (subway/taxis) once we are in Philly are separate and must be paid individually. Restaurant details will be announced closer to the date of the trip, but you should estimate approximately $100+ per day to spend on food and travel.

3. Do I have to attend all planned activities?

You are welcome to depart from the itinerary, but all starred items above are included in the trip price whether or not you participate in them.