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.
Stay cool with our favorite air conditioned spots in the city
Summer in Philadelphia can get steamy, with soaring temperatures and stifling humidity. Fortunately, there are numerous attractions that offer a cool respite from the seasonal heat.
Get outside and celebrate with festivals, fireworks, concerts and more
All summer long, outdoor festivals abound in Philadelphia. To help you navigate through them all and find the ones you definitely do not want to miss, we’ve compiled our Summer Festivals roundup with all the festivals we could find taking place within the next few months.
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.
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.
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.
Philly gets festive at these top Christmas tree locations
The holiday season doesn’t truly start until resplendent Christmas trees are erected and bedecked all around the city. For those looking to rock around the Christmas tree this holiday season, look no further. Here’s our roundup of the best Christmas tree locations in Philadelphia this season:
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.
October means frights and fun in the Philadelphia region
Haunted houses, hayrides and parties, oh my! It’s almost time for Halloween in one of the most-haunted places regions in the country and its about to get spooky.
Grab a stein and celebrate with beer, brats and more
From quiet backyard celebrations to street-closing block parties our list has got you covered. We’ve compiled a chronological list of Oktoberfest celebrations that are bound to be full of Oktoberfest ales and German-centric fare.