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Voices of Philadelphia's Historic District

Voices of Philadelphia's Historic District

Residents, restaurateurs, historians, retailers and the city's mayor weigh in on the new and centuries-old wonders of Philadelphia’s Historic District, the original city....

Tags: Historic District, History

Morgan's Pier

Morgan's Pier

To capitalize on the city’s growing beer-garden craze, VISIT PHILADELPHIA™ is running the Visit Philly Beer Garden Series, a Friday happy hour taking place over the course of 12 weeks at one of six beer gardens throughout the city. The series runs June 6 through August 29, 2014 at Morgan’s...

Credit: Photo by M. Edlow for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Dining & Restaurants, Events, Summer

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,...

Credit: Photo by M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Parks & Gardens, Skylines

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...

Credit: Photo by M. Edlow for VISIT PHILADELPHIA™

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

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, 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, 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, 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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