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A wee bit of England transplanted to Germantown
The entrance to Awbury transports visitors from city streets into a country retreat that’s the largest remaining oasis of open space in Germantown. Trails weave through 55 acres landscaped in the English romantic style, with open meadows, ponds, woods and rolling hills.View More
Bella Vista’s artistic voice
This spacious “living room for the neighborhood” has tons of great beer on tap and a cracklin’ fireplace to warm up your bones but not your pint.View More
Intriging interior artworks on display
This interiors gallery is almost as fun to say as it is to explore. Featuring the elegant arrangements of designer R.J. Thornburg and the amazing sculptural lighting designs of Warren Mulller, the artsy space is a gasp a minute.View More
Most affordable festival returns to West Philadelphia
September 17, 2015View More
The Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll is returning this year for an evening of live music and $1 deals.
Massive works inspired by Malcolm X from Philadelphia-born artist
Discover more than 40 works from Philadelphia-born artist Barbara Chase-Riboud on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.View More
Crowd-pleasing pizzas and Mediterranean dishes on 13th Street
The Mediterranean-inspired Barbuzzo from Marcy Turney and Valerie Safran has helped transform 13th Street into a major destination since opening in 2010.View More
Wigs are welcome at this day-long reenactment of the French Revolution
July 11View More
Grab a pitchfork and storm the walls! Whether you’re a revolutionary or a royalist, there’s something for you in this celebration of all things French at Bastille Day at the Eastern State Penitentiary.
Admiral “Bull” Halsey’s flagship and the nation’s most decorated battleship
At 887 feet of armor-plated steel, the 45,000-ton Battleship New Jersey dominates not only the New Jersey waterfront, but also American naval history.View More
Sit and stay
This small, charming green space is characterized by the marble polar bear sculptures constructed by a local volunteer.View More
Revitalized museum dedicated to the life and legacy of America’s favorite Renaissance man
Dedicated to the life, times and legacy of Philadelphia’s famous founding father, the Benjamin Franklin Museum is now open following a major two-year revitalization.View More
Philadelphia’s most artistic mile
Often compared to the Champs Elysées in Paris, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway stretches from Logan Circle to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and boasts many cultural institutions along its broad boulevard.View More
Final project for famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright
Learn the remarkable story of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecturally significant structure, the product of Rabbi Mortimer Cohen’s vision for a new kind of synagogue.View More
Pedal your way around the city’s top attractions
Big Red Pedal Tours provides guided tours of Philadelphia by day and night. Grab a seat on Big Red Pedal Tour’s unique Pedicycles to explore Historic Philadelphia or pedal your way through the city’s bar scene with an evening pub crawl.View More
1914 by Albert Laessle
A favorite of children as well as many adults, Billy, the small bronze goat, has graced the square since 1919. Sculptor Albert Laessle was born and trained in Philadelphia, and his bronze Penguins resides at the Philadelphia Zoo.View More
Custom tattoo studio and gallery
Pulling double duty as a gallery and a tattoo parlor, Black Vulture’s four staffed artists are game for ink requests ranging from the traditional to the out-there.View More
Showcase of innovative and genre-defying cinema
July 30-August 2View More
Now in its fourth year, the BlackStar Film Festival is a four-day celebration showcasing artistically innovative and genre-defying films by and about the global black experience.
Celebrate the 50’s horror/sci-fi classic where it was filmed
July 10-12View More
Every July, cult film fans flock to the historic Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville for Blobfest, a three-day horror extravaganza.
An epic celebration of food, music and beer in Graduate Hospital every fall
Saturday, October 3, 2015View More
Taking over a stretch of western South Street every autumn, Bloktoberfest brings in big bands and a bevy of craft beer providers to make for a true neighborhood festival that’s free to attend.
A weeklong celebration of James Joyce’s Ulysses
June 9-16View More
Celebrate Leopold Bloom’s fictional journey through the streets of Dublin, as imagined in James Joyce’s novel, Ulysses, during the Rosenbach Museum’s Bloomsday celebration.
A 10-mile road race along Philadelphia’s historic Broad Street
May 3View More
The 10-mile, point-to-point course is a gentle downgrade that runs from the northern edge of Philadelphia down to its southern tip.
Philadelphia’s first outdoor roller rink opens this summer at Penn’s Landing
Open through September 27, 2015View More
For the first time, the area that housed the Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest will transform into Summerfest, a warm-weather edition with a roller rink, a boathouse-styled Lodge, a play area for kids, food and drink options and summer events.
Seasonal park on the Delaware River Waterfront
November 27, 2015 – March 6, 2016View More
A winterized riverfront park, Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest houses an Olympic-size skating rink overlooking the Delaware River, ski chalet-style lodge and winter garden with recycled shipping containers, a heated tent, holiday trees, fire pits and plenty of cozy seating.
A weekend celebration of the blueberry in Bucks County
July 11-12View More
July is national blueberry month and Peddler’s Village is celebrating the summer fruit with a weekend of music and family fun.
1984 by Isamu Noguchi
Ben Franklin is memorialized in Isamu Noguchi’s Bolt of Lightning, a giant steel sculpture representing Franklin’s famous kite-flying experiment.View More
A new craft beer haven
With an eight-tap bar, dartboard, foosball table and local art installations, this new craft beer haven entices both Fishtowners and visitors.View More
A natural habitat for Pennsylvania’s native plants
Bring your binoculars with you to Bowman’s, a hilltop preserve where more than 1,000 species of native perennial woodland wildflowers, trees, shrubs and ferns draw an array of birds. Take the seasonal bloom guide as you follow the trails that link woodland, meadow and dry upland habitats — the grounds beautifully showcase the wondrous diversity of plants native to Pennsylvania in a 100-acre natural landscape.View More
The peacefully preserved remains of one of Washington’s few defeats
Most preserved battlefield sites memorialize winning fights, but the Revolutionary Army actually lost ground at Brandywine. Still, the rolling hills of Brandywine Battlefield Park serve as a memorable addition to any Revolutionary War tour of the Philadelphia area. George Washington used the Benjamin Ring House for his headquarters before the battle, and though the house burned in the 1930s, it is now preserved to be what it looked like in 1777.View More
Art and nature come together in a scenic riverside setting
It’s hard to imagine a more bucolic place in which to explore art than the Brandywine River Museum of Art run by the Brandywine Conservancy on a nature preserve. As you stroll its galleries, remember that the very settings which inspired much of the art on view — rolling hills, snowy drifts, and, always, the river — surround you. For many, this landscape, at once rough and gentle, has become synonymous with Andrew Wyeth, whose work is exhibited here in abundance.View More
Celebrate the 2015 vintage along the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail
October 4 to 5View More
As summer turns to fall, it’s harvest time at the region’s wineries. Last year’s crop is already turning into wine and, once again, it’s time to celebrate the harvest in the Brandywine Valley.
The intersection of art and technology
Breadboard is a facility designed to push the boundaries of hands-on creative innovation in a state-of-the-art workshop environment.View More