Must-see landmarks: Wells Fargo Center

Enjoy a Philadelphia Flyers hockey game, a Philadelphia 76ers basketball game, or Philadelphia Soul arena football game in the heart of South Philadelphia. Many other performances and events take place all throughout the year at the Wells Fargo Center, like major music concerts and Disney on Ice. The Wells Fargo Center boasts a full schedule of events to delight children, adults, and families alike.

Wells Fargo Center Parking
Parking is plentiful at the Wells Fargo Center with eight brightly-lit lots, but be prepared to pay for it. In many cases, reserve parking is available at the time you purchase your event tickets. Parking is typically easy once you navigate the tailgaters, but be prepared to wait your turn when it comes time to leave the lot after the event concludes.

Hotels near Wells Fargo Center
The Official Hotels of Wells Fargo Center, Sheraton Suites Philadelphia Airport, Aloft Philadelphia Airport, and Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia Airport, are said to offer special rates for guests of the Wells Fargo Center. Be sure to mention your event and attendance when booking to ensure your discount.

Seating at Wells Fargo Center
For sporting events, the best views tend to be around center ice and directly behind the goals, lower level, suites, or club box seats, if you can afford it. Families may find the second tier Mezzanine more affordable and better accommodating for small children. Look for seats on or close to the ends so you can make it in and out of your row easily, especially for bathroom breaks.

Food at Wells Fargo Center
You can find all of your favorite stadium foods on the concourse at the Wells Fargo Center -- pizza, hotdogs, chicken fingers and fries, soft pretzels, and more. For a special treat, grab some Crab Fries from Chickie's and Pete's. Located on the main concourse outside section 106/107, P.J. Whelihan's Pub has more options of pub fare and beverages to enjoy.

Beer at Wells Fargo Center
Flag down the beer man for the fastest service when your beverage is getting low! You can also grab a domestic beer like Bud Light at one of the many concessions stands or craft and premium brews at the restaurants at the Wells Fargo Center. Expect to pay quite a bit for your beer, but you won't mind as much if you start your tailgate in the parking lot before your event kicks off.

Parking Alternatives at Wells Fargo Center
Various public transportation options make it easy to get to the Wells Fargo Center without your own car from many points in Philly. Consider the SEPTA Subway and SEPTA Regional Rail options listed on the Wells Fargo Center website.

What to Bring to Wells Fargo Center
Bring cash and credit card to the Wells Fargo Center for all your concessions and the cost of parking. If you chill easily, bring a long-sleeve shirt or jacket for hockey games or Disney on Ice events.

Insider Tip for Wells Fargo Center
If you are going to a Flyers or 76ers game, be sure to stop by the StubHub booth to enjoy a complimentary StubHub Commemorative Ticket Experience. This is great for a fan's first game or a fun photo-booth style hard ticket / press pass keepsake that won't cost you a thing.

Author's bio: Kathryn M. D'Imperio is a freelance writer, marketing specialist, and diehard Flyers fan. She enjoys attending games with her husband and daughter.