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.
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.
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.
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.
Philly shops offer fab and familiar brands
Style-seeking shoppers in Philadelphia don’t have to look far for fabulous and familiar brands.
New exhibitions, returning festivals and more
Major openings and exciting events and exhibitions offer plenty of reasons for travelers to add Philadelphia to their must-visit list in 2013.
Honor the legacy of Dr. King during the largest MLK Day of Service in the Nation
Now in its 18th 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.
Tons of fun in the city during the last week of the year
From the day after Christmas until the day after the New Year, December 26, 2012 through January 2, 2013, there are plenty of exciting and entertaining things for families, couples, singles, sports fans, culture vultures and everyone in between to do day and night in the Philadelphia region.
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.
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.
Let the region’s top chefs do the cooking this holiday season
You’ve spent the past few weeks preparing for the holidays by wrapping presents, hanging stockings and decorating the tree, so its time to take a break and let some of the region’s top chefs take care of your holiday meal.