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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.

  • Philadelphia New Year’s Eve Hotel Packages

    Celebrate the New Year in Philadelphia and save

    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 2014.

  • Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dinner at Philadelphia Restaurants

    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.

  • Top Holiday Events In Philadelphia

    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.

  • Top Places To View Holiday Lights in Philadelphia

    The region glows bright during the holiday season

    Macy's Light Show

    Our favorite local attractions and neighborhoods lighting up the skies with sparkling colors and elaborate light displays this holiday season.

  • Thanksgiving Dinner at Philadephia Restaurants

    Dine out this Thanksgiving at Philly’s top restaurants

    Percy Street Thanksgiving

    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.

  • Top Spots for Holiday Shopping in the Philadelphia Region

    Our favorite holiday shopping destinations in the region

    Peddler's Village

    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.

  • Top Fall Festivals

    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.

  • Top Fall Harvest Festivals

    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.

  • Top Permanent Light Displays in Philadelphia

    Displays lighting up the region

    Discover spectacular displays that light up the night sky.

  • Exploring Philadelphia’s Waterfront

    A multi-day tour of the Delaware River waterfront, starting from Philadelphia’s first casino

    SugarHouse Casino

    There are many attractions and events all year long along the waterfront, just a short cab ride away from Sugarhouse Casino.

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