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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....

Credit: Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Ben Franklin, Skylines

Swann Memorial Fountain

Swann Memorial Fountain

Snow adds picturesque charm to Philadelphia landmarks. The figures on Swann Memorial Fountain in Logan Square, are transformed into magical figures after a snowfall....

Credit: Photo by M. Fischetti for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Holidays, Icons, Parks & Gardens, Public Art, Winter

Valley Forge National Historical Park

Valley Forge National Historical Park

During the bitter winter of 1777, General George Washington’s troops sought shelter in log cabins and huts as they worked and trained to become the Continental Army. Located on the rolling hills of Valley Forge National Historical Park, these reconstructed cabins help to depict the hardships and sacrifices made by...

Credit: Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: History, Museums & Attractions, Parks & Gardens, Winter

Fonthill

Fonthill

Made entirely of reinforced concrete, Fonthill in Doylestown is as eccentric and exotic as its original owner, Henry Mercer, a noted tile-maker, archaeologist, antiquarian, artist and leader in the turn-of-the-century arts and crafts movement. Inside the castle, staircases wind through dozens of rooms and hallways adorned with antique prints, furnishings...

Credit: Photo by A. Sinagoga for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Architecture, Museums & Attractions, Winter

Blue Cross RiverRink

Blue Cross RiverRink

At the open-air Blue Cross RiverRink on Penn’s Landing, skaters take in a spectacular view of the city while gliding alongside the Delaware River. Outside the rink, a pop-up holiday winter garden and village called Waterfront Winterfest features craft vendors, music, food and drinks, and a holiday-themed light show dazzles...

Credit: Photo by M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Family-friendly, Holidays, Outdoors

Dilworth Park

Dilworth Park

Casting a warm glow on chilly winter days and nights, Dilworth Park is one of Center City Philadelphia’s newest and most popular gathering spots. With its easy access to public transportation and proximity to City Hall, the park features a pop-up ice skating rink, warming tent and a full slate...

Credit: Photo by M. Edlow for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Family-friendly, Outdoors, Parks & Gardens, Winter

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest transforms Philadelphia’s waterfront into a glittering winter wonderland. With close-up views of the popular regulation-size ice rink, Winterfest features a cozy lodge with indoor fireplaces, outdoor fire pits, rocking chairs, comfy couches, charming decorations and a wrap-around porch complete with heat lamps. The cold weather hangout...

Credit: Photo by M. Fischetti for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Family-friendly, Holidays, Outdoors, Winter

Rittenhouse Square

Rittenhouse Square

Snow adds picturesque charm to Philadelphia landmarks. Rittenhouse Square, one of the city’s original squares and a popular Center City gathering spot, takes on a magical aura after a snowfall....

Credit: Photo by M. Fischetti for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Holidays, Parks & Gardens, Winter

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 Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Icons, Skylines

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