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.
Celebrate the arts, science, beer, music, America and more
Philadelphians love their festivals. Whether it’s local artisans and craftspeople sharing their wares on Penn’s Landing, a traditional Yoruba-style street fair on South Street or a craft beer party on East Passyunk Avenue, there’s always a reason to celebrate in neighborhoods in and around Center City. Mark your calendar for a few fantastic festivals in 2013.
Weekends are made for brunching in the city
Weekends are made for brunching — chatting with friends, digging into a stack of syrupy pancakes, lingering over a cup of a coffee and a few refills (or maybe a few Bloody Marys). If you’re looking for an awesome brunch in Philadelphia, you need only consult this list.
Thank mom with a day out in the city
Express your thanks to the woman who brought you into the world this Mother’s Day with a special brunch, dinner or day out in the city where Mother’s Day was first celebrated.
Top classic eateries in and around the city
Our roundup of some of the most well known and well-frequented classic diners in Philadelphia.
Handcrafted beverages are bubbling up all over town
Soda is enjoying a resurgence in the region, with local chefs, bartenders and craft producers adding fresh new twists to the carbonated soft drink.
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.
Discover the history of Philadelphia’s official cold sandwich
Among Philly eats, it doesn’t get much more iconic than the hoagie. The hefty sandwich of Italian origin (but now adopted by many cultures) has been an affordable lunch mainstay for the region’s residents and visitors for at least a century. So what constitutes a traditional hoagie, and how did it rise to prominence? The following is a primer on all things hoagie.
Philly shops offer fab and familiar brands
Style-seeking shoppers in Philadelphia don’t have to look far for fabulous and familiar brands.
Best spots to grab a slice in the city
It’s no surprise that Philadelphia, a city with such a rich Italian heritage, is a haven for delicious gourmet pizza. And in recent years, the pizza offerings around town have only gotten better as a new class of Philadelphia restaurants have entered the fray, specializing in pies that have turned pizza into a meal worth dining out.
Perfect places for open air eating
Outdoor dining is one of the hallmarks of summer, a special ambience-adder that you only get to take advantage of when the weather is warm enough.