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Dinosaurs, Lights, Hogwarts & More Fun Await Families In Philly This Fall
For most kids, fall means homework. But for kids in Philly, the new season also means fun. From September through November, families in Philadelphia and the Countryside® can revel in epic exhibitions (Jurassic World, Longwood Gardens’ Nightscapes), essential art displays (Creative Africa, Get the Picture!) and exciting outdoor adventures (Dragon Boat Races, Philly Free Streets).
To maximize the fall fun, families can book the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package, featuring free hotel parking, at visitphilly.com. Here are autumn’s must-dos for the school-age-and-under set:
Exhibitions That Excite:
- Creative Africa – This lauded
Five National Magazines And One Web Site Say Philly Is "Great," "Best" And "Tops"
Journalists are taking notice of Philadelphia as a hot urban destination, as evidenced by the many accolades bestowed on the city in September and October 2008. Here’s a look at what some national magazines and a Web site had to say:
- Business Facilities chose Philadelphia as one of seven destinations for its “Editors’ Location Picks 2008” list featured in the September issue of the publication. Editors were particularly impressed that the region “has a ‘CEO Council for Growth’ that was so determined to create a high-powered entity to market the region it raised $16 million four years ago to establish
Fall In Philly Means A Cornucopia Of Hotel Packages
Hotels throughout the Philadelphia region are offering packages to promote popular attractions and special exhibitions running through the fall and winter seasons. Here are some of the packages now in season, bookable at visitphilly.com and elsewhere:
Package Name: Philadelphia Orchestra Hotel Package
Hotel: The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia
The Deal: One-night stay for one or two, plus a premium seat (or two) to a Philadelphia Orchestra performance, a drink during the performance and a $50 hotel food and beverage credit, which may be redeemed at 10 Arts Bistro & Lounge by Eric Ripert
Available: Orchestra performances are limited to Friday, October 19
Fall Brings Prohibition & A New Kimpton To Philly
Only in Philadelphia this fall, Prohibition, Titanic, Maya and Dead Sea Scrolls join such recent additions as the Barnes Foundation and the renovated Rodin Museum, making the region a must-see, must-do. A new Kimpton hotel even gives visitors a new way to stay—right on Independence Mall. Here’s a peek at what’s awesome this autumn in Philadelphia and The Countryside®:
- The 100-year-old Lafayette Building, located on Independence Mall, recently found new life as a Kimpton-owned Hotel Monaco. The 10-story, four-star hotel houses 268 rooms; a bevy of luxury suites; 120-seat Red Owl Tavern, serving modern American fare and
Philly's Scene For Gay And Lesbian Travelers Heats Up This Fall
Gay and lesbian travelers looking to extend their summer fun into autumn need look no further than Philadelphia in 2009 and beyond. With a handful of new restaurants, bars, clubs, events and hotels to complement Philadelphia’s cherished and historical gay-friendly heritage, Philadelphia is the place to Get Your History Straight And Your Nightlife Gay®.
Make It A Weekend—Or More:
One of the nation’s leading gay-friendly hotel chains, Kimpton makes its Philadelphia debut on October 15 with the Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, a 24-story property housed in the 80-year-old American Institute of Architects building. Themed “Art in Motion,” the Art Deco
GPTMC Promotes Philly As A Place To Celebrate Halloween All October Long
Philadelphia is the place for families and adults to be in October, thanks to Halloween happenings taking place throughout the region that culminate with an appearance by American icon Elvira “Mistress of the Dark” on October 31, 2008. The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) is helping the region reap the benefits of this increasingly popular holiday—one in which consumers are expected to spend an estimated $5.7 billion according to the National Retail Federation—with a promotional blitz that includes special events, advertising, public relations, a microsite at gophila.com/halloween, social media components, hotel packages and partnerships with FOX 29 and...
Boo! Philadelphia's Halloween-inspired Hotel Packages Are A Whole Lot Of Fun
An Elvira-hosted Halloween party, Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary and a reading of The Raven at the Edgar Allan Poe National Historical Site are just a few of the reasons why fans of the ghoulish holiday—conveniently taking place on a Friday this year—should spend the weekend in the city. Seasonal events and affordable hotel packages are available at gophila.com/halloween. Here’s a sampling of packages worth considering for All Hallows Eve 2008:
All About Elvira:
Haunted Halloween Bash Hotel Package – Elvira hosts one of Philadelphia’s biggest Halloween parties in the hotel where Bram Stoker penned