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Jul 14 2011

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 diverse neighborhoods:

  • The historic houses of Germantown and local dining spots got the star treatment in The New York Times’ Frugal Traveler blog post, published on May 3. The articles highlighted the Johnson House, Wyck Historic House and Garden, Cliveden, Stenton, Deshler-Morris House and the oft-overlooked Grumblethorpe, along

Archived Releases

Sep 14 2010

Philly's Most Wanted Woman: Cleopatra

Philadelphia’s Going To Extremes To Locate The Missing Monarch

Mysterious, Cunning Queen of Egypt.
Prime suspect in double suicide, invasion of Rome and seduction of world leaders for political gain.
Last known address – Alexandria, 30 B.C.
Recent sightings in Philadelphia.
Caution: Could be armed with a killer asp.
Go to to collect REWARD.

The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) is having some fun with the former Queen of Egypt by running this classified ad to promote Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt, a world-premiere exhibition on view at The Franklin Institute Science Museum in Philadelphia through January 2, 2011. Two ads will

Jan 23 2008

Philadelphia's Top News And Events For 2008

History, Museums, Sports, Music And More In 2008


  • Please Touch Museum and Centennial District – When it opens on October 18, 2008, the children’s museum’s new location in Fairmount Park’s Memorial Hall—a National Historic Landmark built in 1876 for the Centennial Exhibition—will boast three times more space for exhibitions and programs. Just outside the museum, kids and adults will also delight in riding the meticulously restored 1908 Woodside Park Dentzel Carousel. (215) 963-0667,
  • President’s House – Within close view of Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell Center, the President’s House Commemorative Site, to be erected in 2009, will mark the location of the nation’s