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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.

  • The 25 Best Pizzas in Philadelphia

    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.

  • Guide To The Best Barbecue in Philadelphia

    Get saucy with some of the tastiest barbecue in the city

    Make no bones about it: Philadelphia has the sauciest, smokiest ribs and some of the best brisket east of Texas. Here are a few of our favorite down-home eats that are sure to appease any and all comfort-food cravings.

  • Guide to the Top Meatballs in Philadelphia

    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.

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Events in Philadelphia

    Honor the legacy of Dr. King during the largest MLK Day of Service in the Nation

    Now in its 19th year, the Annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is the largest MLK Day event in the country. Check out a few of our top MLK Day celebrations in Philadelphia.

  • Top Places to Watch the Sunset in Philadelphia

    Our favorite spots for the twilight hour

    One of our favorite ways to find inspiration is heading outside and relaxing with the beautiful colors of the setting sun. Check out our favorite spots to watch the sunset in Philadelphia.

  • New Year’s Eve Dining in Philadelphia

    Raise your glass and celebrate the New Year at Philadelphia restaurants

    Ring in the New Year at Philadelphia’s top restaurants with dinner specials, festive celebrations and champagne toasts. Join the decadent celebration with our guide to eating out for New Year’s Eve.

  • Where to Watch the New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Philadelphia

    A few fantastic spots to watch the New Year’s Eve fireworks spectacular

    Check out a few of our top spots to watch the New Year’s Eve fireworks on the Delaware River.

  • Top New Year’s Parties and Celebrations in Philadelphia

    Get a great view of the fireworks while ringing in the New Year


    A few top spots to celebrate while ringing in the New Year in Philadelphia.

  • Top Hotel Spas

    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.

  • Family-Friendly New Year’s Celebrations

    Ring in 2014 with the whole family in Philadelphia

    Countdown to Noon

    Philadelphia is going all out for New Year’s and it’s the perfect destination for families searching for a kid-friendly celebration.

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