A Year in Headlines: Philadelphia 2013
Philadelphia made headlines in 2013. Major features and accolades in big-name publications—The New York Times, The Washington Post, Draft Magazine, The Huffington Post, Jaunted and more—highlighted Philly's food, art, history, shopping and all-around greatness. What a year!
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What's In The Society Hill Neighborhood?
Restaurants, Bars, Cafes, Entertainment, History & Parks In Philadelphia's Society Hill
With its cobblestone streets and original 18th- and 19th-century buildings that line the streets from the Delaware River to 7th Street and Walnut to Lombard Streets, Philadelphia’s quaint Society Hill neighborhood remains as picture-perfect today as it was hundreds of years ago. Its proximity to...
A First-Timer's Guide To Philadelphia
Iconic Sites & Bites Give Visitors An Experience That’s Distinctly Philly
While Philadelphia offers a variety of authentic and top-notch attractions, exploring this vibrant city takes some planning—especially for first-time visitors. With so much to see, do and taste, it’s challenging for a novice to know where to begin. From the historic Liberty Bell to the deliciously indulgent cheesesteak, here’s a...
British Philly Takes The Biscuit
Visitors Can Explore Philly’s English Side At Museums, Restaurants, Pubs & Shops Around Town
Anglophiles rejoice: Brilliant!: The 2013 PHS Flower Show will be on view at the Pennsylvania Convention Center from March 2-10, 2013, and the best of Britain doesn’t end with the show’s exquisite themed garden displays, on view for two full weekends for the first time ever. English culture remains alive...
Philly Tourism Office Staff Picks
The Ultimate Insiders Dish On Their Philly Faves
Donna Schorr, a young-at-heart Baby Boomer
Director of Communications
Yes, I take a train ride to the city every day, and at this age, I’m no expert on late night clubbing. But I’ve lived in or near Philly for decades (never mind how many), and I can tell you a...
Enjoy Your Own Silver Lining In Philadelphia
Itinerary Inspired By Bradley Cooper’s Oscar-Nominated Film Silver Linings Playbook
LOCATION: Center City, Philadelphia; South Philadelphia; and the suburbs
TRANSPORTATION: By foot in Center City; by taxi, Septa or car for locations beyond
TIME: An overnight
SUMMARY: Featured on visitphilly.com/itineraries, this jaunt takes visitors to many of the spots featured and mentioned in Philadelphia native Bradley Cooper’s hit film,...
A Philadelphia Girlfriend Getaway With Rhythm And Soul
A Weekend Of Eating, Shopping, Pampering & Partying In Jill Scott’s Hometown
Girlfriends visiting Philadelphia can pack a lot into a few days. They can visit classic landmarks such as the Liberty Bell Center and also take in the region’s best restaurants, shops, nightclubs, museums and African-American heritage sites, including the Marian Anderson House. To download the itinerary, gal pals can log...
The New York Times, The Washington Post & Forbes Shine A Spotlight On Philly's Diverse Neighborhoods
Publications Feature Manayunk, Fairmount, Mt. Airy, Chestnut Hill & Germantown
Five Philadelphia neighborhoods have made headlines in several national travel stories, focusing on must-see and must-do attractions, shops and restaurants beyond the city’s iconic Liberty Bell. Here’s a look at what some of the country’s most-read publications—The New York Times, The Washington Post and Forbes—had to say about...
Philly's Countryside Offers Rainbow Of GLBT-friendly Day Trips
Spend Time Visiting Historic Sites, Strolling Charming Small Towns Or Shopping
Philadelphia’s countryside boasts a welcoming array of fun and easy side trips, all within an hour’s drive or train ride from the city’s Gayborhood. Spend the day enjoying lunch and a stroll along the Delaware River in New Hope, perusing the iconic landscapes of Andrew Wyeth at the Brandywine River...
Backgrounder: Gay-friendly Philly
LGBT Visitors To Philadelphia Get Their History Straight, Their Nightlife Gay, Their Dining Delicious & Their Shopping Tax-Free
Philadelphia, which recently marked the 40th anniversary of its vibrant Gayborhood, continues to come out as one of the nation’s top travel destinations for gay and lesbian visitors. As reflected in its award-winning Philadelphia – Get Your History Straight and Your Nightlife Gay® campaign, the region has become the...
Girls Rule While Cleopatra Reigns In Philadelphia
The following girls’ weekend itinerary is available at visitphilly.com/cleopatra:
LOCATIONS: Northern Liberties, Old City, Washington Square, Rittenhouse Square, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, University City and Chestnut Hill in Philadelphia; Kennett Square and Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
TRANSPORTATION: Foot, taxi, bus, Phlash, subway or car
DURATION: Three days and two nights