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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.

  • Top Things to Do in Philadelphia in May 2016

    Epic street fests, cultural celebrations and more

    Top Things to Do in Philadelphia in May 2016

    May kicks off festival season in Philadelphia — and brings with it a massive array of other events for enjoying the beautiful spring season.

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  • 30+ Awesome Food Festivals Hitting Philadelphia in 2016

    Fill up on signature eats from the city and beyond at an array of delicious events and fests

    Night Market

    Tons of awesome food festivals are hitting the region this year that let you experience the food of Philadelphia and beyond. Check out our list of the biggest food festivals to mark on your calendar for 2016.

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  • 15 Awesome Things to See at the Chinese Lantern Festival

    A first look at Franklin Square’s 200-foot-long dragon, three-story-tall pagoda and more

    Chinese Lantern Festival

    The first-ever Chinese Lantern Festival in the Northeast U.S. comes to Philadelphia from April 22 through June 12. Here’s a sneak peek at what to expect in Franklin Square this spring.

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  • Most Visited Attractions in Philadelphia

    A guide to the most popular sites in the area

    With nearly 40 million annual visitors, Philadelphia's top attractions get a lot of well-warranted attention. Have you been to t

    With nearly 40 million annual visitors, Philadelphia’s top attractions get a lot of well-warranted attention. Ever wonder which of the area’s spots get the most visits per year?

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  • Top Beer Festivals Coming to Philadelphia in 2016

    Upcoming events in one of the best beer-drinking cities in the U.S.

    Top Beer Festivals Coming to Philadelphia in 2015

    As one of the best beer-drinking cities in the U.S., Philadelphia sets a high bar for beer events. Here’s a selection of some of the oldest, largest, quirkiest and most popular suds-driven celebrations, coming to the region in 2016.

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  • Top 10 Spots for Authentic Philly Cheesesteaks

    Our picks for the best places to go for a genuine Philly Cheesesteak experience

    Authentic Philly Cheesesteaks

    Here in Philly, cheesesteaks are a civic icon, a tourist draw and a cultural obsession that are 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.

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  • Awesome Spring Events and Festivals Coming to Philadelphia in 2016

    Celebrate the season with arts, science, beer, music and more

    Spring Events and Festivals in Philadelphia

    Spring in Philadelphia is a season of can’t-miss events and fun, al fresco festivals. Here’s our guide to help you mark your calendar with the awesome celebrations of the season in 2016…

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  • The Best Southern and Soul Food in Philadelphia

    A comprehensive list of Philly’s best mouthwatering delights

    The Best Southern and Soul Food in Philadelphia

    Nothing’s more satisfying than a plate of down-home eats, and Philly’s dining scene is steeped in southern and soul flavors. Here’s a look at some of the mouthwatering delights the city has to offer.

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  • Top Places To Eat Near The South Philadelphia Sports Complex

    Hoagies, tacos, tailgating and more within a 10-minute drive of the stadiums

    Heading to the big game or big concert? Here are the best spots to eat before or after the main event...

    From hoagies to cheesesteaks, tacos to tailgating, find an array of delicious ideas within a 10-minute drive from the South Philadelphia Sport Complex.

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  • Where to Find the Top Coffee Shops and Espresso Bars in Philadelphia

    Ultimate guide of must-visit cafes for coffee lovers

    The wave of coffee enthusiasm is clearly here to stay in Greater Philadelphia with many cafes roasting signature beans and crafting amazing caffeinated beverages. Check out our interactive guide to 30 of the best spots for the perfect cup of coffee around the city.

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  • Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package

    Package includes free hotel parking, free bike share and free PHLASH passes

    Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package

    The popular Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package gives you two nights accommodations, free hotel parking, free National Constitution Center tickets and free passes for PHLASH and Indego bike share.

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  • 20+ Must-See Exhibitions in Philadelphia for Spring 2016

    Creative Africa, The Science Behind Pixar, King Midas and more

    International Pop at the PMA

    Philadelphia reaches full bloom with an abundance of awesome exhibitions this spring, including Pop Art at the PMA, King Midas at the Penn Museum and more.

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  • The 50 Biggest Events and Festivals Coming to Philadelphia in 2016

    A month-by-month guide to the biggest, can’t-miss events coming to Philly this year

    Top Events, Festivals and Exhibitions Coming to Philadelphia in 2016

    Festivals, athletic events, art shows, parades and cultural events — to help you plan your next visit (or three) to Philadelphia, we’ve put together some of the most exciting happenings each month in 2016.

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  • 15+ Awesome Sporting Events Coming to Philadelphia in 2016

    Copa America, March Madness, the Penn Relays and more

    Fireworks at Lincoln Financial Field

    Philadelphia is hosting some of the year’s most exciting and prestigious sporting events in 2016, from March Madness to Copa America and more.

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  • Top 50 Must-See Attractions In Philadelphia

    Explore the City of Brotherly Love’s iconic and can’t-miss experiences

    From the historic Liberty Bell to the iconic Philadelphia Museum of Art, here’s a look at the most popular and can't-miss attrac

    From the historic Liberty Bell to the iconic Philadelphia Museum of Art, here’s a look at the most popular and can’t-miss attractions and museums that make Philadelphia a world-class city.

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  • Top 10 Things to Do Near the Pennsylvania Convention Center

    Awesome attractions and activities all within walking distance of the main entrance

    Explore the top 10 things to do near the Pennsylvania Convention Center, including Philadelphia's famous LOVE sculpture.

    Reading Terminal Market, the LOVE sculpture, skyline views, cocktails and museums — there’s plenty to do near the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

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  • Top Five Sky-High Vantage Points in Philadelphia

    The best places to go in Philly when you’re looking for amazing views

    philadelphia city hall tower observation deck

    From a brand new observation deck to dining in the sky, here’s our guide to the top five places around the city that offer spectacular sky-high views of Philadelphia.

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  • The Top Reasons To Visit Philadelphia In 2016

    The DNC, park and trail expansions, impressive new exhibitions and much more

    The Top Reasons To Visit Philadelphia In 2016

    Philadelphia looks forward to an action-packed 2016 filled with attraction openings and expansions, only-in-Philly events and not-to-miss exhibitions.

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  • The Most Instagrammable Places in Philadelphia

    Where to snap the best photos while exploring the city

    The Liberty Bell may have been silenced centuries ago, but as one of the nation's most symbolic pieces of history, it still ring

    The Rocky Steps, the LOVE sculpture, Rittenhouse Square, the Liberty Bell and Eastern State Penitentiary are just some of the best spots to put your Instagram to work throughout Philadelphia.

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  • Philadelphia’s Sandwich Hall Of Fame

    An ode to Philadelphia’s wealth of almost impossibly delicious sandwiches

    Philadelphia's best sandwiches

    Nothing speaks to Philadelphia’s love of great food more than our appreciation of an amazing sandwich. From the world-famous Philly cheesesteak to its less famous, but equally delicious brother, the hoagie, to the third juggernaut in Philly’s sandwich triumvirate, the roast pork sandwich, Philadelphia loves genuinely incredible sandwiches. We know them. We love them. We eat them. It’s what we do. And this Sandwich Hall of Fame is our ode to Philadelphia’s greatest sandwiches.

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  • Where to Find the Best Pizza in Philadelphia

    Explore the city’s fantastic pizza by the slice or by the pie

    It’s no surprise that Philadelphia, a city with such a rich Italian heritage, is a haven for delicious gourmet pizza.

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  • The Philadelphia Emoji Keyboard

    Share your Philly love and pride with emojis, GIFs and videos

    Fans of Philadelphia now have a fun, free way to share their Philly love and pride with the people they message — the Philadelphia Emoji Keyboard.

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  • The Biggest Gay and Lesbian Events Coming to Philadelphia in 2016

    Parties, art exhibitions, film festivals and more

    The Biggest Gay and Lesbian Events Coming to Philadelphia in 2015

    As one of the best destinations for LGBT travelers, Philadelphia has a stacked 2016 with weekly parties, annual gay pride events, art exhibitions and film and theater fests. Here’s a look at the best events by the night, week, month and year.

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  • Visit Philadelphia’s New Philazillas Commercial

    There’s more to a legendary city than its legends

    Visit Philadelphia's New Philazillas Commercial

    Visit Philadelphia is excited to debut our brand-new TV commercial — a fun, over-the-top spot that honors the city’s beloved icons while showing off the many other enjoyments that make Philadelphia such a popular place to visit and stay overnight.

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  • Quintessential Rocky Tour of Philadelphia

    City attractions and locations seen in the Rocky films

    Philadelphia was forever immortalized on celluloid with the tale of an aspiring boxer with the Academy Award-winning 1976 film _

    Philadelphia was forever immortalized on celluloid with the tale of an aspiring boxer with the Academy Award-winning 1976 film Rocky. Get yourself into fighting shape and explore city locations frequented by the beloved fictional Philadelphian.

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  • Top 10 Free Philadelphia Attractions

    Popular places to visit — with no admission required

    The Liberty Bell and Independence Hall

    For families and budget-conscious travelers eager to explore the region, there are plenty of fantastic, FREE attractions to discover in Philadelphia.

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  • Top 12 Family-Friendly Attractions

    Philadelphia attractions where kids can learn, play and explore

    Academy of Natural Sciences

    Explore a dozen of our favorite family-friendly museums, parks and attractions that will keep the entire family engaged and happy throughout your entire trip.

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  • Where to Find the Best Doughnuts in Philadelphia

    Favorite spots for the fried, glazed, dipped and filled treats

    Philadelphia’s bakeries and restaurants offer a wide variety of doughnuts topped with sugary blends, stuffed with a variety of sweet surprises or glazed with any number of fantastic flavors. Browse a few of our favorites.

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  • Guide to African-American Churches and Places of Worship in Philadelphia

    Experience our city’s top faith-based institutions — from large congregations and megachurches to historically significant places of worship

    From massive, modern “megachurches” like Enon Tabernacle in Mt. Airy and Sharon Baptist in West Philadelphia to historically significant assemblies like Mother Bethel and Tindley Temple, here is a list of some of the city’s most impressive and significant African-American churches which welcome thousands of worshippers throughout the year.

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  • Top Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten-Free Restaurants in Philadelphia

    Delicious meat-free dining sure to satisfy

    Veg-loving visitors to Philly have plenty of options from which to choose—upscale white tablecloth restaurants dishing out inventive vegetable creations to casual spots serving up raw foods and gluten-free dishes.

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  • #VISITPHILLY Photo Spots

    Snap and share photos in front of Philadelphia’s iconic structures and places

    XOXO marks the spot in Philadelphia thanks to fun #VISITPHILLY Photo Spots located at highly trafficked and iconic areas throughout the city.

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  • Top Reasons Philadelphia Is One Of The Best Biking Cities

    Trails, bike lanes and the all-new bike share make the city a haven for cyclists

    Philadelphia is quickly becoming one of the most bike-friendly big cities in the country with dedicated bike lanes on city streets, hundreds of miles of trails and a growing number of bicycle commuters.

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  • Discover the Sound of Philly

    Explore our curated Spotify playlists for the songs that define the city

    Discover the Sound of Philly

    Philadelphia has a unique sound of its own, so we’ve put together a collection of songs on Spotify that define the city.

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  • Where to Find the Best Meatballs in Philadelphia

    They come in all types and sizes, but just one shape

    The B+V+P stands for beef, pork and veal at neo-red sauce joint Little Nonna’s.

    Meatballs abound in Philadelphia. From traditional Italian versions with gravy to Vietnamese pork balls in noodle soup, vegetarian tofu-ball sandwiches to luxuriant rounds of hand-rolled short-rib, here are some of the most memorable meatballs in the region.

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  • Where to Find the Best Grilled Cheese in Philadelphia

    Our favorite variations of the classic comfort food at city eateries

    Grilled Cheese

    Nostalgic and consistently comforting, the grilled cheese is an understated iconic sandwich. To help you find the ultimate grilled cheese, we’ve put together a few of our favorite variations found at Philadelphia eateries.

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  • Where to Find the Best Ramen in Philadelphia

    Our favorite spots around Philadelphia

    To master its flavorful broth, Nom Nom Ramen in Rittenhouse soaks pork bones for more than 24 hours to extract all the richness.

    Philadelphia has seen a surge in restaurants serving real, hearty ramen that will make those days waiting at the microwave seem like a distant memory. Read on for our picks for the best ramen in Philadelphia.

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  • The Craft Distilleries & Spirits Trail Of Greater Philadelphia

    See why small-batch distilling is booming in the region

    The Craft Distilleries & Spirits Trail Of Greater Philadelphia

    In just over two years, craft distilling has boomed in the Philadelphia region, helping to restore Pennsylvania to its once-prominent place in the national distilling conversation. Here’s a look at the region’s distilling pioneers.

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  • Best Brunch Spots in Philadelphia

    Weekends are made for brunching in the city

    Weekends were made for brunching — chatting with friends, digging into a stack of syrupy pancakes, lingering over a latte or a Bloody Mary. Check out more than 100 of our favorite brunch spots in Philadelphia.

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  • Guide to the Best Burgers in Philadelphia

    Satisfy your carnivore craving with some of the best hamburgers in the city

    Alla Spina

    Philadelphia is quickly becoming Burger Town, U.S.A. as new burger joints are popping up all over town.

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  • 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.

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  • Six Awesome Beer Festivals Hitting Philly This Winter

    Sip on and celebrate suds of the season in one of the best beer-drinking cities in the U.S.

    Six Awesome Beer Festivals Hitting Philly This Winter

    Head to these six beer festivals to celebrate some of the best suds of the season in one of the top beer-drinking cities in the U.S.

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  • Valentine’s Day Weekend in Philadelphia 2016

    Plan a passionate weekend of romance with dining specials, hotel packages, date ideas and more

    RiverRink Winterfest

    Philadelphia, aptly dubbed the City of Brotherly Love, caters to lovers looking to spark a little extra romance at cultural sites, charming eateries, outdoor attractions and other swoon-worthy spots. Valentine’s Day coincides with Presidents’ Day Weekend this year, so couples have the perfect excuse for a romantic Philly getaway over the long holiday weekend

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  • Top Valentine’s Day Hotel Packages in Philadelphia

    Book a romantic rendezvous in the city

    Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and Philadelphia is ready to host your romantic weekend getaway. Book a romantic rendezvous with one of the top romantic hotel packages available throughout the city.

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  • Visit Philadelphia’s New Philazillas Commercial

    There’s more to a legendary city than its legends

    Visit Philadelphia's New Philazillas Commercial

    Visit Philadelphia is excited to debut our brand-new TV commercial — a fun, over-the-top spot that honors the city’s beloved icons while showing off the many other enjoyments that make Philadelphia such a popular place to visit and stay overnight.

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  • Top Things To Do In Philadelphia In February 2016

    Top Things To Do In Philadelphia In February 2016

    Don’t let the shortest month of the year slip away without taking part in the Auto Show, East Passyunk Restaurant Week and so much more…

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  • Top Romantic Date Ideas in Philadelphia

    Embrace romance in the City of Brotherly Love with these exciting activities

    Romantic Date Ideas in Philadelphia

    Looking for an exciting night out in the city? Take a loved one out for a romantic adventure with a few of our favorite date ideas that enable you to explore the city’s fabulous restaurants, activities and luxurious hotels.

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  • Top Reasons To Book A January Getaway To Philadelphia

    There’s tons to do all month long — plus a special hotel package…

    Top Reasons To Book A January Getaway To Philadelphia

    Every weekend in January offers something new, exciting and fun in Philadelphia…

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  • Top 10 Reasons to Visit the 2016 Philadelphia Auto Show

    January 30 – February 7 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center

    Philadelphia Auto Show

    Check out cars of all sorts — from soon-to-be released models to classic designs — while also test driving cars from Kia, Mazda and Toyota at the Philadelphia Auto Show. Read on for our photo tour and the top reasons to head to this year’s show.

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  • The Top Reasons To Visit Philadelphia In 2016

    The DNC, park and trail expansions, impressive new exhibitions and much more

    The Top Reasons To Visit Philadelphia In 2016

    Philadelphia looks forward to an action-packed 2016 filled with attraction openings and expansions, only-in-Philly events and not-to-miss exhibitions.

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  • Top Picks For Center City Restaurant Week — Winter Edition

    Restaurant Week returns January 17-22 and 24-29 with nearly 120 participating restaurants

    Top Picks for Restaurant Week

    Nearly 120 restaurants will offer luxurious, multi-course menus that are light on your wallet yet indulgent as a meal during the winter edition of Center City Restaurant Week. Browse our top picks by category.

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  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Events in Philadelphia 2016

    Honor the legacy of Dr. King during the country’s largest Day of Service

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend and Day of Service 2016

    Now in its 21st year, the Annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on January 18 is the largest MLK Day event in the country. Honor the legacy and life of Dr. King with special events and activities over the holiday weekend.

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  • Top Things To Do In Philadelphia In January 2016

    The Mummers, Restaurant Week, the Auto Show and so much more

    Top Things To Do In Philadelphia In January 2016

    Welcome 2016 with the Auto Show, Restaurant Week, ice skating and so much more…

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  • Where to Find the Best Grilled Cheese in Philadelphia

    Our favorite variations of the classic comfort food at city eateries

    Grilled Cheese

    Nostalgic and consistently comforting, the grilled cheese is an understated iconic sandwich. To help you find the ultimate grilled cheese, we’ve put together a few of our favorite variations found at Philadelphia eateries.

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  • New Year’s Eve Dinner at Philadelphia Restaurants for 2015/2016

    Toast to the New Year with amazing meals at the city’s top restaurants

    New Year's Eve Dinner at Philadelphia Restaurants for 2015

    Philadelphia’s top restaurants will raise a glass of champagne to 2016 with prix-fixe dinner specials, festive celebrations and midnight toasts to celebrate the New Year.

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  • Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dinners at Philadelphia Restaurants for 2015

    Let the region’s top chefs do the cooking this holiday season

    Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dinner at Philadelphia Restaurants

    From Seven Fishes feasts to festive prix fixe meals, well-loved Philadelphia restaurants are the place to be before or on the big holiday. Check out our picks for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinners.

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  • Top Holiday Events & Attractions in Philadelphia’s Countryside

    Celebrate the season with annual traditions, festive parades, bright lights and more

    The holiday season brings out the best in the Philadelphia region with long-standing traditions, annual celebrations and wildly impressive colorful light displays. Embrace the spirit of the season festive parades, visits from Santa and fantastic holiday shopping with our top holiday events in the Philadelphia Countryside.

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  • New Year’s Eve Hotel Packages in Philadelphia for 2015/2016

    Celebrate the New Year in Philadelphia and save

    New Year’s Eve Hotel Packages in Philadelphia for 2015

    Take part in all of the city’s New Year festivities with the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package™ or choose from one of several special hotel packages to help you ring in 2016.

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  • Top Things to Do In Philadelphia In December 2015

    Iconic holiday attractions and shows, shopping, the Army/Navy game, a brand-new Bloomingdale’s and more

    Top Things to Do In Philadelphia In December 2015

    Philadelphia closes out an epic 2015 with holiday fun, big football games, brand new openings and much more.

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  • Top Holiday Shows and Performances in Philadelphia for 2015

    Philadelphia’s world-class performance venues are ready to celebrate with annual traditions and new productions, so put on your dancing shoes, warm up your singing voice and enjoy the best performing arts the city has to offer during the holidays.

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  • Top Five Sky-High Vantage Points in Philadelphia

    The best places to go in Philly when you’re looking for amazing views

    philadelphia city hall tower observation deck

    From a brand new observation deck to dining in the sky, here’s our guide to the top five places around the city that offer spectacular sky-high views of Philadelphia.

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  • Best Places for Holiday Shopping in Philadelphia

    Top seasonal pop-up shops, massive retail destinations, main streets and more

    Best Places for Holiday Shopping in Philadelphia

    Find something for everyone on your holiday shopping list, and treat yourself as well, at Philadelphia’s brand-new retail destinations, creative craft bazaars, holiday pop-up shops, independent boutiques, charming main streets and top-rated shopping malls.

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  • Rocky’s Philadelphia

    Explore Rocky’s hometown, following in his footsteps from the Philadelphia Museum of Art to the Italian Market

    Experience Rocky’s Philadelphia with our interactive guide to where the champ trained, lived and loved.

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  • Top 10 Reasons to See the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade in Person

    Enjoy the oldest Thanksgiving Day parade in the country

    10 Reasons to See the 2014 Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade in Person

    The Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade serves as the unofficial kickoff to the holiday season — and it’s one of Philadelphia’s most beloved traditions. Here’s why it’s more than worth it to bundle up, grab the kids or a group of friends and head out for an early holiday treat.

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  • Top 12 Free Holiday Attractions in Philadelphia for 2015

    Inexpensive ways to get in the holiday spirit

    Top 14 Free Holiday Attractions in Philadelphia for 2014

    This holiday season, there’s more ways than ever to ring in the most wonderful time of the year in Philadelphia — and some of the most iconic and popular attractions are completely free. Here’s our guide to free holiday fun in Philadelphia for 2015.

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  • Thanksgiving Week in Philadelphia 2015

    Celebrate the long weekend with parades, dinners, holiday attractions and more

    Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade

    Philadelphia goes big for the Thanksgiving holiday with a spectacular citywide celebration. Check out our guide to the holiday weekend with historic parades, festive dinners and holiday fun.

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  • Thanksgiving Dinner at Philadelphia Restaurants

    Let the city’s top restaurants do the cooking on Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving Dinner at Philadelphia Restaurants

    Forget the dirty dishes and grocery shopping — we’ve rounded up two dozen Philadelphia restaurants offering fantastic dinners or take out this Thanksgiving.

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  • A Complete Day-By-Day Guide to Thanksgiving Week in Philadelphia 2015

    Make the most of the holiday weekend from Wednesday, Nov. 25 — Sunday, Nov. 29

    A Day-By-Day Complete Guide to Thanksgiving Weekend in Philadelphia 2014

    There’s more than ever to do over Thanksgiving weekend in Philadelphia this year. From ice skating rinks to an enormous parade, must-see holiday attractions to fun shopping, residents and visitors alike can look forward to an extremely fun weekend. Here’s our guide to doing it right.

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  • Top Reasons To Be In Philly For The Philadelphia Marathon

    One of the top 10 races in the country is bigger than ever this year

    Philadelphia Marathon

    One of the most historic races in the U.S., the Philadelphia Marathon crosses the heart of the city and some of its iconic landmarks. In anticipation of the November 22 race, check out our images from the marathon and reasons why it’s so cool to attend.

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  • Top Things To Do In Philadelphia In November 2015

    A new observation deck, must-see holiday attractions, two ice-skating rinks and more

    Top Things To Do In Philadelphia In November 2015

    As the weather cools during November in Philadelphia, it means that some of the year’s biggest events are just around the corner — including the arrival of the magical holiday season.

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  • A Day-By-Day Guide To Halloween In Philadelphia 2015

    Get in the Halloween spirit the last two weekends of October

    Terror Behind the Walls

    The end of October is filled with dozens of Halloween activities, tours and attractions for pint-sized trick-or-treaters, party-ready grown-ups and more…

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  • Top Reasons Why Terror Behind The Walls Is The #1 Haunted House in America

    Eastern State Penitentiary is home to the largest and scariest haunted attraction in the country

    The haunted history of Eastern State makes it the perfect setting for the largest haunted house in the country, Terror Behind the Walls. Check out why this year it is scarier than ever.

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  • 10 Reasons Not To Miss The First-Ever Philadelphia Cheesesteak Festival

    Join in the daylong celebration of Philly’s signature sandwich

    Philadelphia Cheesesteak Festival

    Celebrate one of the all-time great sandwiches at the first-ever Philadelphia Cheesesteak Festival on October 24.

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  • Halloween in Philadelphia 2015

    Haunted houses, friendly frights and ghostly encounters throughout the region

    Philadelphia

    The city fully embraces the Halloween season with dozens of top-rated haunted houses, spooky ghost tours at historic attractions and family-friendly frights. Find a little scary fun for everyone in our complete guide to Halloween in Philadelphia.

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  • The Top Halloween Events and Activities in Philadelphia for 2015

    Hayrides, spooky soirees, historical frights and top haunted houses

    Thrill-seeking families, couples and friends can celebrate Halloween with hayrides, parties, festivals—and more haunted houses, of course—that transform one of the country’s most historic regions into a Halloween destination sure to scare, surprise and entertain.

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  • Harry Potter’s Guide to Philadelphia

    City attractions and locations that could be found in the world of wizards

    Chestnut Hill is bringing back its bewitchingly popular Harry Potter Festival for a weekend of Quidditch, costumes and wizarding on Germantown Avenue. In addition to the annual festival, Philadelphia has much more in common with the magical world created by J.K. Rowling.

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  • Top Things To Do In Philadelphia In October 2015

    Cheeseteaks, Harry Potter, awesome fall fests and more

    RiverCity Festival

    October in Philadelphia means dozens of fall festivals, celebrations of both Harry Potter and cheesesteaks, new art exhibitions and more.

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  • Guide to Accessibility During the Pope’s Visit to Philadelphia

    Getting around, viewing locations and general ADA information for the historic events

    Pope Francis greets the crowd

    With over a million people expected to visit Philadelphia during the historic visit from Pope Francis (September 26-27), getting around the city will require prior planning for all those attending the weekend events – especially for those with disabilities.

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  • The 10 Best Ways to Get to Philadelphia for the Pope’s Visit

    Be here for one of the biggest events in Philadelphia’s history

    The 9 Best Ways to Get to Philadelphia for the Pope's Visit

    Coming to Philadelphia to see the pope? Here are nine options on how to get to the city for the can’t-miss events.

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  • Awesome Pope-Inspired Food and Drink Specials at Philadelphia Restaurants, Bars and Breweries

    Papal beers, authentic Argentinian food, Roman-inspired dishes and much more

    Awesome Pope-Related Food and Drink Specials at Philadelphia Restaurants, Bars and Breweries

    Pope Francis is coming, and Philadelphia restaurants, bars and breweries are celebrating with some very creative offerings.

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  • Top Oktoberfest Celebrations and Fall Beer Festivals in Philadelphia

    Beer, brats and block parties all season long

    Get ready for beer steins and bratwursts as Philadelphia celebrates Oktoberfest. The city’s version of the traditional German festival is bigger than ever with massive street-fairs, plentiful beer specials and neighborhood activities.

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