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Fairmount Park

Fairmount Park

Each spring, Philadelphia’s neighborhoods are awash in the pink blooms of thousands of cherry blossom trees. Cherry blossoms became part of the local landscape in 1926 when the Japanese government gave 1,600 trees to Philadelphia in honor of the 150th anniversary of American independence. In 2007, the city completed a...

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Tags: Outdoors, Parks & Gardens, Spring

Fairmount Park’s Horticulture Center

 Fairmount Park’s Horticulture Center

Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park is awash in pink as thousands of cherry blossom trees burst forth with their delicate blooms. The trees, which are the focal point of the city’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival, became part of the local landscape in 1926 when the Japanese government gave 1,600 flowering trees to...

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Tags: Outdoors, Spring

South Street Headhouse District Spring Festival

South Street Headhouse District Spring Festival

One of the liveliest streets in Philadelphia gets even more animated during the South Street Headhouse District Spring Festival—eight blocks of food, drinks, live music and shopping. Two celebrations in one, the festival also includes Maifest hosted by Brauhaus Schmitz. That means even more activity and fun, of a German...

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Tags: Events, Neighborhoods & Towns, Spring

Schuylkill River Park

Schuylkill River Park

Just a few blocks from the heart of Center City Philadelphia, Schuylkill River Park, a long swath of green space along the edge of the Schuylkill River, offers numerous opportunities for outdoor recreation. In addition to trails for running, biking and rollerblading, the park features a dog park, community garden,...

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Tags: Parks & Gardens, Skylines

Love Park

Love Park

JFK Plaza—more commonly known as Love Park—welcomes businesspeople on their lunch breaks and visitors who want to capture an iconic Philly picture in front of the Love sculpture. From the urban oasis, people can view City Hall in one direction and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in the other. The fountain,...

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Tags: Icons, Outdoors, Parks & Gardens, Public Art

Schuylkill River Rowing

Schuylkill River Rowing

On the western edge of Center City Philadelphia, the calm, sheltered waters of the Schuylkill River have made it one of the world’s most coveted regatta sites. And the view is especially beautiful in the spring when cherry blossoms line the river....

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Tags: Outdoors, Spring

Rittenhouse Square

Rittenhouse Square

One of five original squares planned by city founder William Penn in the late 17th century, Rittenhouse Square sits in the middle of some of the most desirable addresses in Philadelphia. High-rise residences, luxury apartments, an office tower, popular restaurants and retail stores surround the tree-filled park, which offers an...

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Tags: Outdoors, Parks & Gardens, Spring

South Street Headhouse District Spring Festival

South Street Headhouse District Spring Festival

One of the liveliest streets in Philadelphia gets even more animated during the South Street Headhouse District Spring Festival—eight blocks of food, drinks, live music and shopping. Two celebrations in one, the festival also includes Maifest hosted by Brauhaus Schmitz. That means even more activity and fun, of a German...

Credit: Photo by M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Events, Neighborhoods & Towns, Spring

Philadelphia Skyline

Philadelphia Skyline

Taken from the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, this nighttime city scene includes the bronze and granite Washington Monument, the culture-heavy Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the iconic City Hall and the towering Comcast Center....

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Philadelphia Skyline

Philadelphia Skyline

Built in 1926, the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, which traverses the Delaware River, connects Philadelphia, the nation’s fifth largest city, and New Jersey. More than 100,000 cars, dozens of pedestrians and high-speed rail lines cross the bridge daily....

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Philadelphia Skyline

Philadelphia Skyline

Sleek, modern buildings dominate Philadelphia’s skyline. Until 1987, a gentlemen’s agreement limited building construction to the height of City Hall. Today, lights emanate from dozens of buildings, making the nation’s fifth largest city sparkle....

Credit: Photo by M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Architecture, Icons, Skylines

Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Benjamin Franklin Parkway

The Philadelphia Museum of Art crowns the city’s illuminated Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The culturally rich stretch is home to many parks, public works of art and museums, including Swann Memorial Fountain (pictured), the Barnes Foundation, the Rodin Museum, The Franklin Institute, The Academy of Natural Sciences, Sister Cities Park and...

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Tags: Arts & Culture, Ben Franklin, Museums & Attractions

Chinatown

Chinatown

The Chinese Friendship Gate welcomes people to Chinatown, the residential and commercial hub of Philadelphia’s Asian community. Stretching over 10th Street just north of Arch Street, it stands at 40 feet tall and is the first authentic gate ever constructed by Chinese artisans outside of China....

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Tags: Multicultural, Neighborhoods & Towns

Soft Pretzel, Philly Soft Pretzel Factory

Soft Pretzel, Philly Soft Pretzel Factory

Introduced to the region by German (“Pennsylvania Dutch”) settlers in the 18th century, pretzels—dough twisted into three loops, then baked, salted and served hard—quickly became a favorite local snack. Now, of course, there’s the famous Philly soft pretzel, purchased from street vendors or from bakery storefronts such as the Philly...

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South Street Bridge

South Street Bridge

The South Street Bridge, which stretches over the Schuylkill River and connects West Philadelphia to Center City, was originally built in 1876. In 2010, a new bridge opened with wide pedestrian sidewalks, bike lanes and an impressive lighting scheme that appropriately complements the Philadelphia skyline....

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Tags: Icons, Skylines, Tours & Transportation

Love Statue

Love Statue

Robert Indiana’s iconic Love sculpture is located in at JFK Plaza across from City Hall. It was installed in 1976, and its location, JFK Plaza, is now better known as Love Park....

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Tags: Icons, Parks & Gardens, Public Art

Barnes Foundation

Barnes Foundation

Barnes Foundation architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsiem designed a “gallery within a garden and a garden within a gallery,” a concept that honors the work of both Dr. Albert Barnes and his wife Laura. Blending art, nature, education and aesthetics, the 4.5-acre Barnes campus is a fitting addition to...

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Tags: Architecture, Arts & Culture, Museums & Attractions

Behind the Sequins: Philadelphia Mummers, Episode Three: Costumes

Behind the Sequins: Philadelphia Mummers, Episode Three: Costumes

"Behind the Sequins: Showtime for the Philadelphia Mummers" is a series of six videos produced by GPTMC about the storied Philadelphia Mummers. The video series tells the Mummers' story through the people who make the costumes, choreograph the routines, build the sets and march—and have for generations....

Tags: Events, Family-friendly, Holidays, Icons, Winter

Behind the Sequins: Philadelphia Mummers, Episode Two: Music

Behind the Sequins: Philadelphia Mummers, Episode Two: Music

"Behind the Sequins: Showtime for the Philadelphia Mummers" is a series of six videos produced by GPTMC about the storied Philadelphia Mummers. The video series tells the Mummers' story through the people who make the costumes, choreograph the routines, build the sets and march—and have for generations....

Tags: Events, Family-friendly, Holidays, Icons, Winter

Behind the Sequins: Philadelphia Mummers, Episode One: Choreography

Behind the Sequins: Philadelphia Mummers, Episode One: Choreography

"Behind the Sequins: Showtime for the Philadelphia Mummers" is a series of six videos produced by GPTMC about the storied Philadelphia Mummers. The video series tells the Mummers' story through the people who make the costumes, choreograph the routines, build the sets and march—and have for generations....

Tags: Events, Family-friendly, Holidays, Icons, Winter

Visit Philly PR on Twitter

Visit Philly PR on Twitter

To communicate with members of the media even more effectively, GPTMC created a Twitter account that's just for them—http://twitter.com/VisitPhillyPR. (In fact, it's a private account, ensuring that only media can view the updates.) @VisitPhillyPR distributes story ideas, news about our projects or campaigns, up-to-date tourism stats, seasonal content and photos...

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Holiday Lights in Philadelphia

Holiday Lights in Philadelphia

Philadelphia glows with holiday cheer. Check out the beautiful lights and displays at City Hall, the Comcast Center, Franklin Square and more....

Tags: Family-friendly, Holidays, Winter

Historic Philadelphia

Historic Philadelphia

Taken from GPTMC's high-definition b-roll, this video highlights "America's Most Historic Square Mile." Historic Philadelphia offers moving historic icons, modern museums, entertaining tours, fun family activities, great dining and shopping and a vibrant nightlife scene....

Tags: Family-friendly, Historic Philadelphia, History

NTTW

NTTW

To mark National Travel and Tourism Week, Philadelphia’s hospitality industry leaders assembled on Independence Mall in Philadelphia, the nation's only UNESCO World Heritage City. Tourism generates $10 billion a year in economic impact in Greater Philadelphia and employs 90,000 people. Leadership team from left to right: John J. McNichol, Pennsylvania...

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NTTW

NTTW

To mark National Travel and Tourism Week, Philadelphia’s hospitality industry assembled its ranks at Independence Hall, a UNESCO World Heritage site, to put a face on an industry that generates $10 billion a year in economic impact in Greater Philadelphia and employs 90,000 people. The historical backdrop will be a...

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NTTW

NTTW

To mark National Travel and Tourism Week, Philadelphia’s hospitality industry assembled its ranks at Independence Hall, a UNESCO World Heritage site, to put a face on an industry that generates $10 billion a year in economic impact in Greater Philadelphia and employs 90,000 people. The historical backdrop will be a...

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Root Restaurant and Wine Bar

Root Restaurant and Wine Bar

A thoughtfully curated selection of wines, a menu of small plates inspired by the cuisines of France, Spain and Italy, a mid-century modern setting and a crew of friendly bartenders and wait staff makes for a winning combo at Root Restaurant and Wine Bar....

Credit: Photo by C. Smyth for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Dining & Restaurants

Root Restaurant and Wine Bar

Root Restaurant and Wine Bar

A thoughtfully curated selection of wines, a menu of small plates inspired by the cuisines of France, Spain and Italy, a mid-century modern setting and a crew of friendly bartenders and wait staff makes for a winning combo at Root Restaurant and Wine Bar....

Credit: Photo by C. Smyth for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Dining & Restaurants

Root Restaurant and Wine Bar

Root Restaurant and Wine Bar

A thoughtfully curated selection of wines, a menu of small plates inspired by the cuisines of France, Spain and Italy, a mid-century modern setting and a crew of friendly bartenders and wait staff makes for a winning combo at Root Restaurant and Wine Bar....

Credit: Photo by C. Smyth for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Dining & Restaurants

Root Restaurant and Wine Bar

Root Restaurant and Wine Bar

A thoughtfully curated selection of wines, a menu of small plates inspired by the cuisines of France, Spain and Italy, a mid-century modern setting and a crew of friendly bartenders and wait staff makes for a winning combo at Root Restaurant and Wine Bar....

Credit: Photo by C. Smyth for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Dining & Restaurants

Root Restaurant and Wine Bar

Root Restaurant and Wine Bar

A thoughtfully curated selection of wines, a menu of small plates inspired by the cuisines of France, Spain and Italy, a mid-century modern setting and a crew of friendly bartenders and wait staff makes for a winning combo at Root Restaurant and Wine Bar....

Credit: Photo by C. Smyth for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Dining & Restaurants

Federal Donuts

Federal Donuts

Devised for Spruce Street Harbor Park’s summer season, Federal Donuts’ signature sandwich with buttermilk ranch-spiced chicken, American cheese, dill pickles and spicy Rooster sauce on a Martin’s potato roll ignited a full-blown craze. Now, the shop’s outposts around the city can’t seem to make enough to sate demand....

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Tags: Dining & Restaurants, Food Trends

Federal Donuts

Federal Donuts

With multiple locations and growing, Federal Donuts quickly became one of Philly’s favorite places to grab Korean fried chicken (now available in sandwich form) and spectacular, still warm, traditional-to-esoteric doughnuts. Each spot also offers Philly-roasted Rival Bros. coffee. Tip: More often than not, the chicken sells out before closing time....

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Tags: Dining & Restaurants, Food Trends

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s collection of modern and contemporary art includes works by Jasper Johns, Cy Twombly, Constantin Brancusi, Marcel Duchamp and Sol LeWitt among the paintings, works on paper and sculpture from 1900 to the present....

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Tags: Arts & Culture, Museums & Attractions

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s collection of modern and contemporary art includes works by Jasper Johns, Cy Twombly, Constantin Brancusi, Marcel Duchamp and Sol LeWitt among the paintings, works on paper and sculpture from 1900 to the present....

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Tags: Arts & Culture, Museums & Attractions

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s collection of European art, 1850-1900, includes iconic works by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh and Edgar Degas among the paintings, works on paper, sculpture, furniture, ceramics and glass representing impressionism, symbolism, naturalism and art nouveau....

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Tags: Arts & Culture, Museums & Attractions

Double Knot

Double Knot

Midtown Village’s Double Knot serves Exlir coffee drinks and pastry in the morning, followed by affordable Vietnamese lunches of bahn mi, broken rice, rice noodles or cabbage salad, topped with your choice of steak, pork, chicken, shrimp, tofu or meatballs. Come evening, a door in back of the cafe leads...

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Tags: Cafes & Markets, Dining & Restaurants

Double Knot

Double Knot

Midtown Village’s Double Knot serves Exlir coffee drinks and pastry in the morning, followed by affordable Vietnamese lunches of bahn mi, broken rice, rice noodles or cabbage salad, topped with your choice of steak, pork, chicken, shrimp, tofu or meatballs. Come evening, a door in back of the cafe leads...

Credit: Photo by M. Fischetti for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Cafes & Markets, Dining & Restaurants

Bud & Marilyn’s

Bud & Marilyn’s

Bud & Marilyn’s, on the corner of 13th and Locust streets, is the first all-American project by chef Marcie Turney and business partner Valerie Safran. Named after and inspired by Turney’s grandparents, who ran a restaurant and bar in Ripon, Wisconsin, this lunch/brunch/dinner spot focuses on simple, delicious American food...

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Tags: Dining & Restaurants, Gay-friendly, Nightlife

Bud & Marilyn’s

Bud & Marilyn’s

Bud & Marilyn’s, on the corner of 13th and Locust streets, is the first all-American project by chef Marcie Turney and business partner Valerie Safran. Named after and inspired by Turney’s grandparents, who ran a restaurant and bar in Ripon, Wisconsin, this lunch/brunch/dinner spot focuses on simple, delicious American food...

Credit: Photo by M. Fischetti for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Dining & Restaurants, Gay-friendly, Nightlife

Bud & Marilyn’s

Bud & Marilyn’s

Bud & Marilyn’s, on the corner of 13th and Locust streets, is the first all-American project by chef Marcie Turney and business partner Valerie Safran. Named after and inspired by Turney’s grandparents, who ran a restaurant and bar in Ripon, Wisconsin, this lunch/brunch/dinner spot focuses on simple, delicious American food...

Credit: Photo by M. Fischetti for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Dining & Restaurants, Gay-friendly, Nightlife

Bud & Marilyn’s

Bud & Marilyn’s

The Nashville hot buns at Midtown Village’s retro Bud & Marilyn’s might easily be called fried chicken sliders. Ranch dressing, slaw and pickles balance out the hot sauce buzz for an addictively flavorful first course. Chef Marcie Turney and restaurateur-partner Valerie Safran run Bud & Marilyn’s, named for Chef Marcie...

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Tags: Dining & Restaurants, Gay-friendly

PHS Philadelphia Flower Show

PHS Philadelphia Flower Show

The world’s largest indoor flower show, established in 1829 and held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, showcases themed botanical displays that wow and inspire guests. The 2016 Philadelphia Flower Show, “Explore America,” celebrated the centennial of the National Park Service....

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Tags: Events, Family-friendly

PHS Philadelphia Flower Show

PHS Philadelphia Flower Show

The world’s largest indoor flower show, established in 1829 and held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, showcases themed botanical displays that wow and inspire guests. The 2016 Philadelphia Flower Show, “Explore America,” celebrated the centennial of the National Park Service....

Credit: Photo by M. Fischetti for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Events, Family-friendly

PHS Philadelphia Flower Show

PHS Philadelphia Flower Show

The world’s largest indoor flower show, established in 1829 and held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, showcases themed botanical displays that wow and inspire guests. The 2016 Philadelphia Flower Show, “Explore America,” celebrated the centennial of the National Park Service....

Credit: Photo by M. Fischetti for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Events, Family-friendly

PHS Philadelphia Flower Show

PHS Philadelphia Flower Show

The world’s largest indoor flower show, established in 1829 and held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, showcases themed botanical displays that wow and inspire guests. The 2016 Philadelphia Flower Show, “Explore America,” celebrated the centennial of the National Park Service....

Credit: Photo by M. Fischetti for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Events, Family-friendly

PHS Philadelphia Flower Show

PHS Philadelphia Flower Show

The world’s largest indoor flower show, established in 1829 and held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, showcases themed botanical displays that wow and inspire guests. The 2016 Philadelphia Flower Show, “Explore America,” celebrated the centennial of the National Park Service....

Credit: Photo by M. Fischetti for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Events, Family-friendly

PHS Philadelphia Flower Show

PHS Philadelphia Flower Show

The world’s largest indoor flower show, established in 1829 and held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, showcases themed botanical displays that wow and inspire guests. The 2016 Philadelphia Flower Show, “Explore America,” celebrated the centennial of the National Park Service....

Credit: Photo by M. Fischetti for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Events, Family-friendly

PHS Philadelphia Flower Show

PHS Philadelphia Flower Show

The world’s largest indoor flower show, established in 1829 and held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, showcases themed botanical displays that wow and inspire guests. The 2016 Philadelphia Flower Show, “Explore America,” celebrated the centennial of the National Park Service....

Credit: Photo by M. Fischetti for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Events, Family-friendly

Indego

Indego

Philadelphia’s Indego bike-share program, named for sponsor Independence Blue Cross, makes it easy to traverse the city’s 240 miles of bike lanes. Riders can pay for Indego passes by the month or by the trip....

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Tags: Outdoors, Tours & Transportation

LOVE Sculpture

LOVE Sculpture

Famous Robert Indiana sculpture relocated to Dilworth Park during renovations to Love Park; Benjamin Franklin Parkway and the Philadelphia Museum of Art to the left when looking at the statue and Municipal Services Building and statue of former Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo directly behind the statue....

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Tags: Icons, Parks & Gardens, Public Art

Pizzeria Vetri

Pizzeria Vetri

Awarded three bells by The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Craig Laban, Marc Vetri’s pizzeria serves traditional, Neapolitan-style pizzas. Patrons can choose from a variety of beverages on tap, including four rotating beers and red and white wine. The restaurant also offers a selection of bottled and canned beers....

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Tags: Dining & Restaurants

Pizzeria Vetri

Pizzeria Vetri

Awarded three bells by The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Craig Laban, Marc Vetri’s pizzeria serves traditional, Neapolitan-style pizzas. Patrons can choose from a variety of beverages on tap, including four rotating beers and red and white wine. The restaurant also offers a selection of bottled and canned beers....

Credit: Photo by M. Edlow for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Dining & Restaurants

Rocket Fizz

 Rocket Fizz

Rocket Fizz presents soda lovers and candy connoisseurs with mind-boggling choices. At the updated version of a corner candy store, visitors can choose from hundreds of old-school candies to satisfy their sweet cravings or quench their thirst by choosing from more than 400 flavors of carbonated beverages....

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Tags: Cafes & Markets, Historic Philadelphia

Rocket Fizz

 Rocket Fizz

Rocket Fizz presents soda lovers and candy connoisseurs with mind-boggling choices. At the updated version of a corner candy store, visitors can choose from hundreds of old-school candies to satisfy their sweet cravings or quench their thirst by choosing from more than 400 flavors of carbonated beverages....

Credit: Photo by M. Fischetti for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Cafes & Markets, Historic Philadelphia

Betsy Ross House

 Betsy Ross House

Mother, widow, upholsterer and businesswoman, Betsy Ross, the woman credited with stitching the first American flag, juggled a busy life. At the award-winning Betsy Ross House, interactive displays, period furnishings and appearances by Betsy herself give visitors a face-to-face look at the lives of Colonial women....

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Tags: Architecture, Historic Philadelphia, History, Museums & Attractions

Betsy Ross House

 Betsy Ross House

Mother, widow, upholsterer and businesswoman, Betsy Ross, the woman credited with stitching the first American flag, juggled a busy life. At the award-winning Betsy Ross House, interactive displays, period furnishings and appearances by Betsy herself give visitors a face-to-face look at the lives of Colonial women....

Credit: Photo by M. Fischetti for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Architecture, Historic Philadelphia, History, Museums & Attractions

Betsy Ross House

 Betsy Ross House

Mother, widow, upholsterer and businesswoman, Betsy Ross, the woman credited with stitching the first American flag, juggled a busy life. At the award-winning Betsy Ross House, interactive displays, period furnishings and appearances by Betsy herself give visitors a face-to-face look at the lives of Colonial women....

Credit: Photo by M. Fischetti for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Architecture, Historic Philadelphia, History, Museums & Attractions

Betsy Ross House

 Betsy Ross House

Mother, widow, upholsterer and businesswoman, Betsy Ross, the woman credited with stitching the first American flag, juggled a busy life. At the award-winning Betsy Ross House, interactive displays, period furnishings and appearances by Betsy herself give visitors a face-to-face look at the lives of Colonial women....

Credit: Photo by M. Fischetti for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Architecture, Historic Philadelphia, History, Museums & Attractions

Benjamin Franklin Sculpture

Benjamin Franklin Sculpture

In a nod to Ben Franklin’s kite-and-key electrical experiment and his establishment of the city’s first fire department, James Peniston’s Keys to Community sculpture honors the city’s fallen fire fighters. Peniston incorporated thousands of keys donated by local school children and pennies from a previous Franklin bust into the nine-foot-tall...

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Tags: Ben Franklin, Historic Philadelphia, Public Art

Midtown Village

 Midtown Village

Located along 13th Street below Chestnut Street, Midtown Village buzzes with picture-perfect shops, packed restaurants, outdoor cafes and annual events that keep locals and visitors frequenting this personality-packed enclave situated within the city’s famed Gayborhood....

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Tags: Neighborhoods & Towns

Midtown Village

 Midtown Village

Located along 13th Street below Chestnut Street, Midtown Village buzzes with picture-perfect shops, packed restaurants, outdoor cafes and annual events that keep locals and visitors frequenting this personality-packed enclave situated within the city’s famed Gayborhood....

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Tags: Neighborhoods & Towns

Philadelphia Skyline

Philadelphia Skyline

Built in 1926, the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, which traverses the Delaware River, connects Philadelphia, the nation’s fifth largest city, and New Jersey. More than 100,000 cars, dozens of pedestrians and high-speed rail lines cross the bridge daily....

Credit: Photo by B. Krist for GPTMC

Tags: Icons, Skylines

Philadelphia Zoo

Philadelphia Zoo

The Philadelphia Zoo, the nation’s first and one of the most animal-packed zoos in the country, sits among a charming 42-acre Victorian garden. With tree-lined walks, ornate iron cages, animal sculptures, and wide-open exhibits, visitors can connect with hundreds of animals in a naturalistic setting....

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Tags: Family-friendly, Museums & Attractions

Convention Center

Convention Center

Pennsylvania Convention Center...

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Tags: Museums & Attractions

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

Visitors stand in awe of Isaiah Zagar’s artistic wonderland, Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, located on South Street. The local artist uses ceramic tile, mirrors and found objects to create colorful and unusual mosaic murals. Those interested in Zagar’s work can take a self-guided tour of the gardens, or join the Mosaic...

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Tags: Arts & Culture, Outdoors, Parks & Gardens, Public Art

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