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  • 2016 Democratic National Convention

    Political world converges on Philadelphia in the summer of 2016

    The 2016 Democratic National Convention is coming to Philadelphia.

    July 25-28, 2016
    All eyes will be on Philadelphia in July 2016 as the city hosts the Democratic National Convention.

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  • Drapetomania at the
    African American Museum

    Discover the history of Grupo Antillano and their important contributions to the art of Cuba, the Caribbean and the African Diaspora

    African American Museum

    January 30 – March 27, 2016
    Drapetomania at the African American Museum in Philadelphia seeks to recover the history of Grupo Antillano and their important contributions to the art of Cuba, the Caribbean and the African Diaspora.

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  • The Artist’s Garden at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

    American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887-1920

    Childe Hassam, The Goldfish Window, 1916, Oil on canvas.

    Open through May 24
    The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts will host The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887-1920, a new exhibition examining when the world of art and the world of gardening met at the turn of the 20th century.

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  • AIA Bookstore & Design Center

    A fun, sophisticated store selling architecture books, unique designer gifts, and creative children’s toys

    The AIA Bookstore & Design Center is a recognized leader in architecture books, unique designer gifts, and creative children’s toys. The bookstore is operated by the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, one of the oldest Chapters of the AIA.

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  • Aloft Philadelphia Downtown

    Artistically styled comfort in the heart of downtown Philadelphia

    A guestroom at Aloft Downtown.

    The Aloft Philadelphia Downtown, directly attached to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, offers a central location for visitors to stay, play, meet and greet in Center City Philadelphia.

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  • Aqimero at The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia

    Serving up Latin-American-inspired eats in a modern setting

    Housed in the lobby of The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia, Aqimero serves up Latin-American-inspired eats and drinks in a chic, modern setting.

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  • Arch Street United Methodist Church

    Majestic Methodist church, the oldest structure on Center Square, in the shadow of City Hall

    Arch Street United Methodist was organized in 1862 and built on a former coal yard between 1864 and 1870. During most of the 20th century, Arch Street UMC was the resident bishop’s home church and the site of 40 Methodist conferences. Now an active and diverse Center City congregation, it hosts many community and social groups, including regular workshops about Native American heritage.

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  • Asian Arts Initiative

    Community center for Chinatown creatives

    A community-based arts center and the cultural heart of Chinatown, the Asian Arts Initiative promotes dialogue about the Asian-American experience. In addition to a full calendar of events, the Asian Arts Initiative’s Social Practice Lab (seven artists in residence) fosters relationships with and creates public art projects for the community.

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  • Banana Leaf

    Malaysian, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese and Thai flavors at a Chinatown BYOB

    Crispy spicy fried squid is just one of the many varied dishes offered at Banana Leaf.

    A casual but funky atmosphere complements the Malaysian cuisine with Thai and Indian accents at Banana Leaf. A great alternative to an Italian BYOB, this Chinatown hotspot will meet all of your dinner group needs, from a date to a full-sized party.

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  • Bank & Bourbon

    Craft cocktails and comforting dishes at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel

    Bank and Bourbon, located on the ground-floor of the Loews Philadelphia Hotel.

    Taking over the ground-floor of the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Bank & Bourbon is a relaxing restaurant featuring classic American dishes and an extensive selection of the namesake brown-liquor.

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  • Best Western Plus Convention Center

    Affordable accommodations in the heart of the city

    The Best Western Plus Convention Center features 107 guestrooms.

    The Best Western Plus Philadelphia Convention Center offers accessible accommodations and a great location in Center City.

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  • Capital Grille

    High-end steaks for high-end clientele

    The professionals of Philadelphia can be seen here— rewarding themselves after a long days work with one of Capital Grille’s famous steaks.

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  • Center for Architecture

    Home of the Philadelphia chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the Community Design Collaborative

    The Center for Architecture offers walking tours, exhibitions, lectures, kids workshops, films, book talks and other events on the topics of architecture, urban planning, and design.

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  • Chinatown Friendship Gate

    Colorful portal to Philadelphia’s Chinatown neighborhood

    The Chinese Friendship Gate marks the entrance to Philadelphia's Chinatown neighborhood.Chinatown Gate

    The colorful, 40-foot Chinatown Friendship Gate, which underwent an artisan renovation in 2008, marks the entrance to Philadelphia’s Chinatown neighborhood.

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  • City Hall

    The largest municipal building in the country and the finest example of the Second Empire style

    City Hall is the largest municipal building in the United States, containing over 14.5 acres of floor space. It is an architectural treasure inside and out.

    City Hall is the largest municipal building in the United States, containing over 14.5 acres of floor space. It is an architectural treasure inside and out.

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  • Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown

    Conveniently located in the heart of Center City Philadelphia

    The Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown, located in the heart of Center City

    Close to City Hall and the Pennsylvania Convention Center, the hotel features more than 10,000 square feet of meeting space, 11 meeting rooms and two stunning ballrooms.

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  • Eagle

    1904 by August Gaul

    The Eagle in Macy's Grand Court.

    German sculptor August Gaul’s 2,500-pound bronze bird came to America for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in 1904. When John Wanamaker purchased it for his famous department store, he had to strengthen the floor with extra girders. Soon “Meet me at the eagle” became a catchphrase for Philadelphians as well as suburbanites who came downtown to shop.

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  • Emergence of a Modern Metropolis Walking Tour

    Explore the social, economic and political forces that helped Philadelphia become an architectural jewel

    Highlights include the spectacular Victorian interior of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; the soaring central court of Philadelphia’s first department store, Wanamaker’s (now Macy’s Center City); and the atrium of the brand new Comcast Center, Philadelphia’s tallest skyscraper.

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  • Fancy Brigade Finale and MummersFest

    Head indoors to see the Mummers strut at the Pennsylvania Convention Center

    An annual New Year's Day Philadelphia tradition, the Mummers Fancy Brigade Finale brings the mummers indoors for two shows at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

    January 1, 2018
    An annual New Year’s Day Philadelphia tradition, the Mummers Fancy Brigade Finale brings the mummers indoors for two shows at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

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  • Four Points by Sheraton
    Philadelphia City Center

    Located across the street from the Pennsylvania Convention Center

    A guest room at the Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia City Center

    Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia City Center offers easy access to the area’s major attractions, including the Philadelphia Convention Center, Independence Hall and Logan Square. Get a great night’s sleep with the Four Points Signature bed, stay in touch with fast & free WiFi, refresh with free bottled water and coffee in your room or work out in the 24-hour fitness center.

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  • Fratelli’s Italian Bistro

    Casual Italian dining in an upscale Center City setting

    Fratelli's Italian Bistro offers a casual Italian dining experience in an upscale setting in Center City Philadelphia.

    Fratelli’s Italian Bistro offers a casual Italian dining experience in an upscale setting in Center City Philadelphia.

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  • Free and Friendly Tours

    Walking tours of historic Philadelphia

    Free and Friendly Tours

    Free and Friendly Tours is a Philly company with Philly guides and will show you the whole range of Philadelphia, its historical monuments and present-day city life – or the whole of what’s in walking distance at least.

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  • Great Tour of Philadelphia

    Free, 12-hour walking tour past more than 200 city attractions

    The Great Tour of Philadelphia begins at the National Constitution Center.

    Spend 12-hours exploring more than 200 historic and iconic city locations during the free Great Tour of Philadelphia.

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  • Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City Convention Center

    Adjacent to the Convention Center and within walking distance of the Historic District

    Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City Convention Center

    A location adjacent to the Pennsylvania Convention Center makes this hotel an excellent location for the business traveler. Flexible meeting and event space, an outdoor patio, a free hot breakfast, a whirlpool and fitness center make this hotel a great option for any occasion.

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  • Hard Rock Cafe Philadelphia

    Live music, New American cuisine and one-of-a-kind rock memorabilia

    Hard Rock Cafe is centrally located at Market and 11th streets.

    Hard Rock Cafe Philadelphia has it all: rocking live shows, tasty meals and historic rock and roll items that should amaze any music fan.

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  • Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia Center City

    Affordable accommodations directly across from the Pennsylvania Convention Center

    Located directly across the street from the Pennsylvania Convention Center, the Hilton Garden Inn features a great location in Center City and spacious guestrooms and suites.

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  • Home2 Suites by Hilton Philadelphia–
    Convention Center

    Comforts of home near the Philadelphia Convention Center

    A king studio at the Home2 Suites by Hilton Philadelphia  – Convention Center.

    The Home2 Suites by Hilton Philadelphia – Convention Center hotel offers spacious studio and one bedroom suites with complimentary continental breakfast, internet access, fitness facility, and access to the indoor saline pool.

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  • Indego – Philly Bike Share

    Affordable, city-wide bike rental service

    Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter tests out the Philly Bike Share program.

    Now available
    Philadelphia continues to be one of the most bike-friendly cities in the country with the launch of its own bike sharing program called Indego.

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  • Jones

    Upscale comfort food in a retro chic environment

    Jones interior

    Shaggy, stylish décor and unfussy, upscale comfort food are the focus at this moderately priced, 70s-themed restaurant.

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  • Le Méridien Philadelphia

    Modern and elegant accommodations just steps away from the Pennsylvania Convention Center

    A guest room at Le Méridien.

    Striking features, Georgian Revival-style architecture and bold black-and-white décor add signature style to this 10-story hotel located in Center City’s business district and less than one block from the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

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  • Loews Philadelphia Hotel

    Contemporary décor, gracious hospitality and inviting luxury

    The Loews Philadelphia Hotel boasts amazing modern décor

    The first skyscraper ever built in Philadelphia is now home to this 600-plus-room hotel. Located in the heart of the city with the iconic PSFS still illuminating the skyline, guests enjoy easy access to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Chinatown, the Avenue of the Arts and much more.

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  • Macy’s Center City

    Macy’s downtown Philadelphia location is in a National Historic Landmark

    Macy's plays home to one of the largest working organs in the world — plus several floors of designer clothing.

    Located in the historic Wanamaker building, Macy’s Center City is one of Philadelphia’s top shopping destinations with more than 100 years of retail history.

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  • Macy’s Flower Show

    A flower-filled tradition at Macy’s Grand Court

    The Eagle welcomes visitors to the Flower Show

    March 20 – April 3, 2016
    Surround yourself with spring blooms during the annual Macy’s Flower Show at Macy’s Center City.

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  • Masonic Temple

    A showcase of grand, almost mythical, architecture and design

    The Masonic Temple

    The Temple is one of the more magnificent buildings in the city from the outside, its Norman cathedral-like exterior rising wondrously across the street from City Hall.

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  • McCormick and Schmick’s

    A great location serving some of the freshest fish in the city

    McCormick & Schmick's

    This intimate, yet unpretentious, 290-seat establishment prides itself on serving the freshest selection of seafood in town.

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  • Mitchell and Ness

    Philadelphia’s oldest sports apparel company

    Mitchell & Ness' flagship store in Center City.

    Philadelphia-based Mitchell & Ness Nostalgia Co. has developed a major following creating and selling authentic, vintage-inspired sports apparel for over 100 years.

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  • Morimoto

    The Iron Chef’s first American restaurant

    Morimoto

    The restaurant’s namesake and head chef, Morimoto (of Food Network’s Iron Chef fame), has created a menu offering the very best in contemporary Japanese cusine. While regulars flock here for the exquisitely prepared sushi, Morimoto offers diners a broad spectrum of flavors that delve beyond nigiri and sashimi.

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  • Mural Arts Philadelphia

    Creators of more than 3,600 city murals since 1984

    A Philadelphia Mural.

    Founded as an anti-graffiti program in 1984, Mural Arts Philadelphia has evolved and expanded into an internationally recognized leader in community-based public art.

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  • National Archives at Philadelphia

    Exhibition and research facility of the official records of the American democracy

    The National Archives enables visitors to see for themselves the records of what the government has done. Here are collections for all manner of agencies, including the Mint, NASA, the Marines, the Census Bureau, the Selective Service, the FAA, the Customs Service, the Immigration and Naturalization Service and the little-known (and long abolished) Chemical Warfare Service.

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  • Philadelphia Auto Show

    It’s bumper to bumper excitement at the Pennsylvania Convention Center

    The Philadelphia Auto Show

    January 27 – February 4, 2018
    Catch a glimpse of the automotive industry’s latest creations at the Pennsylvania Convention Center during the 2018 Philadelphia Auto Show.

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  • Philadelphia Black Pride Celebration

    Promoting unity among African-American sexual minorities

    Philadelphia brings together people of different races, ethnicities and sexual orientation during the annual Philadelphia Black Pride celebration.

    April 27 – May 1, 2017
    Philadelphia brings together people of different races, ethnicities and sexual orientation during the Annual Philadelphia Black Gay Pride celebration, a growing tradition that continues to influence and educate the community.

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  • Philadelphia Home Show

    Home improvement haven

    Discover the latest in home improvements at the Philadelphia Home Show.

    January 12-15 and 19-21, 2018
    Fall in love with your home again at the annual Philadelphia Home Show, the region’s premier building, design and landscaping event, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

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  • Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

    Located adjacent to the Pennsylvania Convention Center

    Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

    Towering high above lower Market Street, the Philadelphia Marriott is the largest hotel in the city and conveniently connected to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Reading Terminal Market and the Market East regional rail station.

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  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
    Craft Show

    Sculptures, mixed-media pieces, paintings, textiles and more on view and for sale

    The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show welcomes 195 of the finest and most dynamic craft artists in the U.S. to display and sell their best work for four days in November at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

    November 9-12, 2017
    The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show welcomes 195 of the finest and most dynamic craft artists in the U.S. to display and sell their best work for four days in November at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

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  • Philbert

    1995 by Eric Berg (with painted tiles by Victoria Davila)

    Philbert at the Reading Terminal Market.

    Meeting at the pig may sound less dignified than meeting at the eagle, but Philbert, a 3-foot bronze piggy bank, has become a popular spot to wait for a friend. Philbert lives in the bustling Reading Terminal Market, where he invites shoppers to feed him coins for charity.

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  • Philly By Night

    An after-hours tour of Historic Philadelphia from the revered Philadelphia Trolley Works

    The Philly By Night tour rides past Independence Hall.

    Want a taste of Historic Philadelphia under the night sky? The Philly By Night tour — an extension of the Big Bus tour from Philadelphia Trolley Works — takes off nightly for a city-wide tour of Philadelphia’s most notable attractions.

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  • Philly Cheesesteak Tour

    Sightseeing tour highlighting the city’s signature sandwich

    Philly Cheesesteak Tour

    A delicious and informative sightseeing experience, the Philly Cheesesteak Tour takes guests on a two-hour bus ride through Center City and South Philadelphia to sample five different versions of the iconic sandwich, including a vegan version.

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  • PIFA Street Fair

    Live entertainment, performers, food and more in the middle of Broad Street

    The PIFA Street Fair opens up Broad Street for a day-long celebration packed with festive events and public performances.

    April 23, 2016
    As the culminating event of the 15-day Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA), the 2016 PIFA Street Fair brings a day-long celebration to the heart of Philadelphia.

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  • PoliticalFest

    A unique celebration of our nation’s history, government and the road to the White House

    PoliticalFest brings to the Convention Center a one-of-a-kind exhibit of our nation's political history.

    In celebration of the Democratic National Convention that will be hosted in Philadelphia in July of 2016, the Pennsylvania Convention Center presents PoliticalFest, a unique celebration of our nation’s history, government and the road to the White House.

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  • PSFS Building

    George Howe (1930-1932)

    The country’s first International style skyscraper

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  • Radio One Music & Entertainment Conference

    Calling all aspiring singers, actors, fashionistas, music moguls of tomorrow, and anyone who just likes the red carpet experience! The third annual Radio One Music & Entertainment Conference is coming back to Philly with a star-studded lineup of celebrities, featuring headliner and world renowned producer, rapper, and entertainment executive Jermaine Dupri.

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  • Reading Terminal Market

    America’s oldest farmers’ market

    Delicious Pennyslvania Dutch pies and baked goods? Yes, please.

    Established in 1892 at 12th and Arch Streets, Reading Terminal is the nation’s oldest continuously operating farmers’ market. Today, this indoor foodie paradise is a one-stop shop for everything from local produce and meats to artisanal cheeses and incredibly delicious desserts and baked goods. It’s also home to the “best sandwich in America.”

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  • Reading Terminal Market’s Pennsylvania Dutch Festival

    Annual celebration of tasty traditions

    Celebrate the traditions, foods and crafts of the Pennsylvania Dutch at Pennsylvania Dutch Festival at the historic Reading Terminal Market.

    August 6 – 8
    Celebrate the traditions, foods and crafts of the Pennsylvania Dutch at Pennsylvania Dutch Festival at the historic Reading Terminal Market.

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  • Reading Terminal Market
    Harvest Festival

    Head to an urban farm, complete with fall treats and a real tractor

    Reading Terminal Market is one of the best places to savor the bounty of fall, and on October 18, visitors are invited to do just that during the annual Harvest Festival.

    Saturday, October 15, 2016
    Reading Terminal Market is undoubtedly one of the best places to savor the bounty of fall, and this autumn, visitors are invited to do just that during the annual Harvest Festival.

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  • Residence Inn Philadelphia Center City

    Steps from City Hall

    Suite at the Residence Inn Philadelphia Center City.

    Boasting views of William Penn, Philadelphia’s founder who perches high atop City Hall, this Center City hotel is within walking distance of the Pennsylvania Convention Center and much of the city’s best dining, shopping and cultural activities. The hotel, while lovely for a short stay, is perfect for extended stays and relocations.

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  • Salumeria

    Amazingly delicious hoagies in the Reading Terminal Market

    Salumeria

    Divine hoagies in the historic Reading Terminal Market

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  • St. Stephen’s Protestant Episcopal Church

    William Strickland (1822-23)

    St. Stephen’s Church is the only surviving example of architect William Strickland’s Gothic style.

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  • Taste of Philadelphia Food Tour

    Get the scoop on Philly food favorites

    Reading Terminal Market

    Learn the story behind cheesesteaks, hoagies, pretzels and other Philly food favorites — as well as the 113-year history of the vibrant Reading Terminal Market.

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  • The 2018 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show

    The world’s largest indoor flower show

    Elaborate displays fill the Pennsylvania Convention Center ever year at the world's oldest and largest indoor flower show.

    March 3-11, 2018
    An annual blockbuster event, the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center is the world's oldest and largest indoor flower show, full of impressive large-scale gardens, landscapes and floral creations.

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  • The African American Museum
    in Philadelphia

    Celebrating and interpreting African-American history and culture

    African American Museum in Philadelphia

    The African American Museum in Philadelphia, founded in 1976, is the first institution built by a major U.S. city to preserve, interpret and exhibit the heritage and culture of African-Americans.

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  • The Christmas Village in Philadelphia

    Get into the holiday spirit in the heart of Philadelphia

    Shop for the holidays at the Philadelphia Christmas Village.

    November 23 – December 24, 2017
    Philadelphia will once again transform into a European wonderland for the annual Christmas Village, this year being held at the newly renovated LOVE Park.

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  • The Fabric Workshop and Museum

    Devoted to artists creating new work in fabrics and other materials

    Interior of the Fabric Workshop and Museum.

    The only museum of its kind in the world, The Fabric Workshop and Museum counts among its permanent collection works by well-known names (architects Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, sculptor Louise Bourgeois, photographer Carrie Mae Weems, artist Robert Morris) working in, for them, a different medium.

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  • The Macy’s Christmas Light Show
    at Macy’s Center City

    A Philadelphia holiday tradition since 1956

    A perfect family outing, the Christmas Light Show and Wanamaker Organ Concert at Macy's is a Philadelphia tradition that dates back more than half a century.

    November 24 – December 31, 2017
    A perfect family outing, the Macy’s Christmas Light Show has been a Philadelphia tradition since 1956. More than 100,000 lights combine to create snowflakes, ballerinas and reindeer floating beyond the four-story-high velvet curtain in the Grand Court.

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  • The Pope’s Visit to Philadelphia & World Meeting of Families 2015

    Pope Francis and a global celebration come to Philadelphia

    Philadelphia is the first city in the United States to host the World Meeting of Families.

    September 22-27, 2015
    Pope Francis will visit Philadelphia during his first trip the United States during World Meeting of Families, an inspirational week of family-centered events and activities at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

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  • The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia

    A four-diamond award-winning hotel featuring world class service

    The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia

    A spectacular domed marble lobby greets guests to the Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia, a landmark building and a gem of Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts. This award-winning luxury property is home to more than 300 rooms, all beautifully appointed with a full-range of amenities.

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  • The Rothman Ice Rink and America’s Garden Capital Maze at Dilworth Park

    Three months of ice skating right next to City Hall

    The Rothman Ice Rink is allows visitors to skate right in the heart of Philadelphia.

    Through February 25, 2018
    Dilworth Park is the place to be this holiday season, with the return of the Rothman Institute Ice Skating Rink, the Rothman Cabin and America’s Garden Capital Maze.

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  • Tommy DiNic’s Roast Pork and Beef

    Home to the “Best Sandwich in America”

    DiNic's Roast Pork in Reading Terminal Market

    Located in the famous Reading Terminal Market in Center City, DiNic’s has been wowing locals and visitors alike for decades with its amazing roast pork sandwich. In 2012, its roast pork sandwich was deservingly crowned “The Best Sandwich in America” by Adam Richman’s Best Sandwich in America.

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  • Wok & Walk Tour of Chinatown

    Philadelphia’s vibrant Asian community

    Philadelphia’s vibrant Asian community

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