Where to stay and what to do
Le Méridien Philadelphia
Once a YMCA, the building that houses this conveniently located hotel is full of decorative and architectural charm, from its atrium to its classic woodwork and comfy lounge. 1421 Arch St., lemeridien.com/philadelphia.
Philadelphia flower show
Feel like springtime just can’t come fast enough? A stroll through the extravaganza of blooms and beauty at the Philadelphia International Flower Show (March 4 to 11) offers a tropical paradise. This year’s theme is Hawaii: Islands of Aloha, so watch for orchids, palm trees, a 25-foot-high waterfall and performances to stir the senses. Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th & Arch sts, theflowershow.com.