Check out our Top Picks for a series of short articles full of fun suggestions for great things to do in and around Philadelphia.
We make things easy for you — we give you plenty of top recommendations and then you can pick and choose the places you like best.
Top Picks gives you the best of Philly: everything from bars under the stars to the city’s best ice cream cones.
Parades, light displays and community-wide celebrations make Philadelphia very merry, indeed
The Philadelphia region loves the holiday season. Visit and you’ll find craft fairs, light displays and community-wide celebrations. Here are a few of our favorite ways to celebrate this time of year.
The region glows bright during the holiday season
Our favorite local attractions and neighborhoods lighting up the skies with sparkling colors and elaborate light displays this holiday season.
Dine out this Thanksgiving at Philly’s top restaurants
Looking to enjoy a Thanksgiving feast without worrying about cooking and cleaning up? Let the professionals do all the work with delicious Thanksgiving Day meals at some of Philadelphia’s top restaurants.
Our favorite holiday shopping destinations in the region
It’s that time of year to start checking names off your holiday shopping list. Philadelphia and the Countryside is packed with incredible shopping experiences including charming Christmas Villages, boutique shops and top-rated shopping malls.
Grab a cup at the city’s best coffeehouses
A new wave of coffee has officially hit Philadelphia and The Countryside® like a red-eye with an extra shot.
Celebrate fall with festivals, food, fashion, music and more
Fall brings with it cooler weather, shorter days and, here in Philadelphia, festivals nearly every weekend. To help you wade through all the food, music and arts fests taking place this autumn, here are a few of our favorites.
Get your fill of apple butter and hay rides during the autumn harvest
The changing of the leaves marks the onset of the autumn season and with it, the fall harvest. Get your fill of apple butter and hayrides in a few of our favorite harvest festivals taking place this season.
They come in all types and sizes, but just one shape
On top of spaghetti, covered with cheese, tucked into a roll, grilled on a skewer—meatballs in all forms abound in Philadelphia, and not just in South Philly, the city’s largely Italian enclave.
Relax and refresh at a fabulous hotel spa
Guests of the inns and hotels of Philadelphia and The Countryside® can now expect more than superlative service and historic trimmings. Increasingly, they can also avail themselves of in-room massages, customized facials, herbal body treatments and day-long day-spa escapes—without ever leaving the property.
Our picks for the best places to go for an Authentic Philly Cheesesteak experience
Here in Philly, cheesesteaks are a civic icon, a tourist draw and a cultural obsession. Often imitated around the world, the cheesesteak is rarely duplicated successfully outside of Philadelphia. So what is an authentic cheesesteak and where did it come from? Here’s the lowdown on this region’s favorite sandwich.