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Thanksgiving Day Parade

Thanksgiving Day Parade

Philadelphia’s annual Thanksgiving Day Parade, the oldest parade of its kind in the country, finishes in grand fashion at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. A treat for the whole family, the 1.4-mile parade features massive balloons, marching bands, choirs and dance groups....

Credit: Photo by M. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Events, Family-friendly, Holidays

Thanksgiving Day Parade

Thanksgiving Day Parade

Philadelphia’s annual Thanksgiving Day Parade, the oldest parade of its kind in the country, finishes in grand fashion at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. A treat for the whole family, the 1.4-mile parade features massive balloons, marching bands, choirs and dance groups....

Credit: Photo by M. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Events, Family-friendly, Holidays

Independence Hall

 Independence Hall

Autumn colors flank Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, the birthplace of the United States of America and one of only 20 World Heritage sites in the country. It is here that the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776; the Articles of Confederation, uniting the 13 colonies, were ratified in 1781; and...

Credit: Photo by M. Edlow for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Fall, Historic Philadelphia, History, Icons, Museums & Attraction

Delancey Street

Delancey Street

One of the most picturesque Philadelphia streets is the tree-lined Delancey Street, with its brick sidewalks and walkways, doors and shutters against brick facades, window boxes and antique fire marks. Some of the houses along its blocks have been entered into the National Historic Register....

Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Neighborhoods & Towns

Queen Village

Queen Village

Well-kept homes that hearken back to Colonial times line Philadelphia’s oldest residential neighborhood, Queen Village. Eight hundred of the buildings in its six square blocks have earned a place on the Philadelphia Historical Register....

Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Neighborhoods & Towns

Love Sculpture at Locust Walk

Love Sculpture at Locust Walk

The tree-lined Locust Walk on the University of Pennsylvania campus is one of the city’s most pleasant spaces, with gothic ivy-covered red brick buildings dating back to the late 1800s and one of Robert Indiana’s famous Love sculptures. (There’s another one at JFK Plaza, a.k.a. Love Park, near the Benjamin...

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Fall, Icons, Neighborhoods & Towns, Parks & Gardens, Public Art

Locust Walk

Locust Walk

The tree-lined Locust Walk on the University of Pennsylvania campus is one of the city’s most pleasant spaces, with gothic ivy-covered red brick buildings dating back to the late 1800s. Home to Penn and Drexel University, West Philadelphia is known as the region’s hub for education and science, but its...

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Fall, Neighborhoods & Towns, Parks & Gardens

The Spring Gardens

The Spring Gardens

A community garden located in Philadelphia’s Spring Garden neighborhood, the aptly named Spring Gardens was built and is maintained exclusively by residents. The former vacant lot now serves as an outdoor classroom, offering seasonal cooking workshops, gardening classes and tours. And the skyline view provides the perfect backdrop for the...

Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Outdoors, Parks & Gardens, Skylines

Skyline from Drexel Park

Skyline from Drexel Park

Located in West Philadelphia’s Powelton Village neighborhood, Drexel Park boasts arguably the best skyline view of Center City Philadelphia. Residents and students flock to the 2.5-acre oasis for its walking paths, benches and open green space, where picnics, Frisbee games, reading and sunbathing are the main activities. Separated from downtown...

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Neighborhoods & Towns, Outdoors, Parks & Gardens, Skylines

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