Travel & Hotel

Attend the Psychedemia conference at the University of Pennsylvania and enjoy your time in historical Philadelphia. For your comfort and convenience, we’ve added a list of recommended restaurants and hotels in the vicinity of the campus. The university has a fascinating background, being one of the first on the east coast. John C. Lilly, pioneering psychonaut and researcher of consciousness via isolation tanks, dolphin communication, and psychedelics, received his medical degree from Penn in 1942. And Buckminster Fuller, the visionary architect of the “geodesic dome,” taught at Penn and was appointed Professor Emeritus in 1975. These intellectuals connect to a long line of visionaries at Penn, beginning with the school’s founder, Benjamin Franklin. Franklin, a vocal proponent of higher education and a catalyst for Penn’s construction, wrote an article in 1749 that inspired 24 trustees to contribute to the school’s endowment, and the school opened its doors two years later. In 1755 Penn obtained a collegiate charter and its first class graduated in 1757. Penn became the first American institution of higher education to be deemed a university in 1779, 14 years after establishing the very first medical school in the American colonies. Since then, the university expanded to a new campus on 9th Street between Market and Chestnut in 1802, and the trustees built a new campus in a suburban section of West Philadelphia in 1872. Penn is famous for its innovative contributions to society, producing countless leaders including 9 signers of the Declaration of Independence and 11 signers of the Constitution. Since 1923, over a dozen Penn scholars have been awarded the Nobel Prize. The school has well earned its acclaim and prestigious status as it has pioneered many groundbreaking developments. Penn developed ENIAC, the world’s first electronic, large-scale, general-purpose digital computer. It was also the first ivy-league institution to inaugurate a female president, Judith Rodin, in 1994. The school’s prestige is reflected in the beautiful 279 acre campus; with 180 buildings and notable landmarks such as Houston Hall, Franklin Field, and 165 research centers and institutes. The City of Brotherly Love is rich in culture and historical depth and awaits your arrival! Immerse yourself in the inspiring atmosphere and indulge in the many wonderful sights and events the city has to offer.


You can book your flight now at the Philadelphia Airport 215-937-6937


Local Hotels:

The Inn at Penn, a Hilton Hotel
3600 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104

Club Quarters in Philadelphia
1628 Chestnut Street (At 17th Street)
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 282-5000

Radisson Plaza Warwick Hotel
220 S 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

The Four Seasons
1 Logan Square
Philadelphia, Pa 19103
Phone: (215) 963-1500

The Westin Philadelphia
99 S 17th St
Philadelphia, PA, 19103
Phone: (215) 563-1600

and among the plethora of nearby restaurants and pizza shops, here is a list of some local favorites, for your dining pleasure and convenience…

Lemongrass Thai
3630 Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 222-8042

3945 Chestnut Street
(215) 222-1657

3636 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 387-1803

Vietnam Restaurant
816 South 47th Street
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 729-0260

Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant
229 S 45TH ST
Philadelphia, PA 19104

A Green Garden 
4626 Baltimore Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19143

Baltimore Crab and Seafood
4800 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19139
(215) 472-7040

Mizu Sushi Bar
111 South 40th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 622-9609

Day Spas

Pure Bliss Wellness
1704 Walnut Street
(215) 732-7873

Terme di Aroma (Philadelphia day spa)
32 North 3rd Street
(215) 829-9769