Philadelphia and the Countryside - Press Room


VISIT PHILADELPHIA increases the number of visitors, the number of nights they stay and the number of things they do. These marketing efforts also enhance the quality of life and sense of pride for residents.

We build Philadelphia’s brand and image. We give Philadelphia a voice through VISIT PHILADELPHIA's campaigns, media relations, advertising, websites and social media. It’s important that people feel that they know a destination — that’s what makes them want to visit.

VISIT PHILADELPHIA was founded in 1996 as Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the City of Philadelphia and The Pew Charitable Trusts.




Philadelphia surprises people.

It reveals its multifaceted, captivating personality to them block by block, mural by mural, garden by garden, neighborhood by neighborhood.

Here, 100-year-old cheese shops happily live a few doors down from lauded chef-run restaurants. There’s so much art; it’s inside, outside and on the sides of buildings. The corner bar thrives, and just about everyone is a craft beer enthusiast. Clothing design, building design and park design inspire. Creativity bursts from art galleries, modern dance troupes, street performances, story slams, concerts and DJ parties.

Philadelphians count on festivals for any and all reasons, bike trails for fun and bike lanes for transport and people just being themselves.

VISIT PHILADELPHIA invites people to...well, visit Philadelphia.

We believe in the power of travel; it shapes a person and expands horizons. Philadelphia delivers on our promise of an urban, main street, foodie, historic, cultural, cool, eye-opening, independent experience. It’s one destination, five counties, countless things to do.

Philadelphia is our job and our passion. Some may call us Philly freaks, and we’re ok with/proud of that.

We want you to get to know Philadelphia. Smile at our ads; click around our websites; watch our videos; follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the rest.

But mostly, we want you to visit Philadelphia.

And love it like we do.

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