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Philadelphia Skyline From Benjamin Franklin Bridge

Philadelphia Skyline From Benjamin Franklin Bridge

Named after Philadelphia’s favorite Founding Father, the Benjamin Franklin Bridge has become an iconic landmark. The 9,573-foot span connects Philadelphia and New Jersey and hosts 100,000 cars per day, plus the elevated PATCO train and walkers and runners, who traverse the Delaware River via pedestrian walkways....

Credit: Photo by A. Ricketts for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Architecture, Ben Franklin, Skylines

Philly Holiday Festival at Philadelphia City Hall

Philly Holiday Festival at Philadelphia City Hall

Philadelphia City Hall turns into holiday central from Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve. Dilworth Park does its part with Rothman Institute Ice Rink and Rothman Institute Cabin, day-to-night spaces for ice-skating outdoors and warming up and having a nosh inside; America’s Garden Capital Maze, a living wintertime labyrinth of seasonal plants...

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Architecture, Events, Family, Holidays, Parks & Gardens, Shopping, Winter

Philly Holiday Festival at Philadelphia City Hall

Philly Holiday Festival at Philadelphia City Hall

Philadelphia City Hall turns into holiday central from Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve. Dilworth Park does its part with Rothman Institute Ice Rink and Rothman Institute Cabin, day-to-night spaces for ice-skating outdoors and warming up and having a nosh inside; America’s Garden Capital Maze, a living wintertime labyrinth of seasonal plants...

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Architecture, Events, Family, Holidays, Parks & Gardens, Shopping, Winter

Philly Holiday Festival at Philadelphia City Hall

Philly Holiday Festival at Philadelphia City Hall

Philadelphia City Hall turns into holiday central from Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve. Dilworth Park does its part with Rothman Institute Ice Rink and Rothman Institute Cabin, day-to-night spaces for ice-skating outdoors and warming up and having a nosh inside; America’s Garden Capital Maze, a living wintertime labyrinth of seasonal plants...

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Architecture, Events, Family, Holidays, Parks & Gardens, Shopping, Winter

Deck the Alley

Deck the Alley

Located in Historic Philadelphia, steps from the Old City neighborhood’s shops and restaurants, Elfreth’s Alley holds the distinction of the oldest continuously inhabited residential street in the country. The earliest buildings along the alley were built in the early 1700s. Each year, on the first Saturday in December, Elfreth’s Alley...

Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy for GPTMC

Tags: Architecture, Ben Franklin, Events, Family, Historic District, Holidays, Winter

Elfreth’s Alley

Elfreth’s Alley

America’s oldest—and possibly most charming—continuously inhabited street, is perfect for tiptoeing along the cobblestones and exploring its quaint museum. Weekend tours of Elfreth’s Alley are available Friday through Sunday. Visitors can get a rare glimpse inside the 18th-century private homes during special events in June and December....

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

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

Founding Footsteps

Founding Footsteps

Founding Footsteps offers a lighthearted take on well-loved—and well-hidden—history, with a sense of humor and, quite often, a beer or two. The most general option, Philly Phables (pictured here), utilizes foot transport on a 90-minute history-rich overview of historic Old City, whereas Tavern Tours, BYOB Trolley & Comedy Tour and...

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Architecture, Historic District, Historic Philadelphia, History, Tours & Transportation

Philadelphia Skyline

Philadelphia Skyline

Viewed from the Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Center City, the city’s skyline shows off its diverse architectural styles, reflecting its historic past and modern development....

Credit: Photo by C. Smyth for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Architecture, Skylines

Philadelphia Skyline

Philadelphia Skyline

As viewed from Cira Green, the 1.25-acre rooftop park of University City’s Cira Centre South, Philadelphia’s skyline sparkles at sunrise. Cira Centre South is just one of several new and redeveloped buildings to emerge along the western side of the Schuylkill River, the waterway that separates Center City from West...

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Architecture, Outdoors, Skylines

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