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#VISITPHILLY Photo Spots – The Best Places for Photo Ops in Philadelphia

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

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The Porch at 30th Street Station Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia
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XOXO marks the spot in Philadelphia thanks to fun #VISITPHILLY Photo Spots located at highly trafficked and iconic areas throughout the city.

Locals and millions of visitors to the city are encouraged to snap photos with special With Love-branded chairs, a bike, a carousel horse and sculptures, tag them #VISITPHILLY and share them on social media. An initiative of VISIT PHILADELPHIA®, the promotion ties into the organization’s beloved With Love, Philadelphia XOXO® campaign.

The With Love-branded structures appear all over Center City from the Delaware River to the Schuylkill River, as shown in the interactive map below.

Plus, great Philadelphia photo opportunities such as the Rocky statue, the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps and many others extend well beyond the locations housing #VISITPHILLY Photo Spots structures.

Read on for the locations of the #VISITPHILLY Photo Spots and other great photo-worthy locations around the city.

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The Rocky Statue

— Photo by Visit Philadelphia

Visiting the Rocky Statue, located to the right of the steps to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, is a must-do on your first visit to Philadelphia. After all, it’s one of the most popular attractions in Philadelphia.

Photo tip: Don’t just stand there! Throw your arms up in Rocky’s iconic pose.

Where: The Rocky Statue, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

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The LOVE Statue

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A favorite destination for tourists and locals alike, John F. Kennedy Plaza gets its nickname LOVE Park from Robert Indiana’s famous LOVE sculpture that calls the outdoor space home. Located near City Hall, LOVE Park serves as the grand entrance to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Where: LOVE Park, 1500 Arch Street

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XOXO Letters at the Independence Visitor Center

The best place to begin a trip to the City of Brotherly Love, the Independence Visitor Center is also be home to a set of Visit Philly’s XOXO Letters.

Where: Independence Visitor Center, 599 Market Street

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The top of the steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

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As famous as the Rocky Statue is, the stairs leading to the East Entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art may be even more famous. In fact, they’ve been declared the second most famous movie filming location in the entire world by Screen Junkies. In other words, it’s a must-have photo from your visit.

Photo tip: Once you reach the top and mimic Rocky’s triumphant celebration, pause to take in the breathtaking view of the scenic Benjamin Franklin Parkway and the Philadelphia skyline.

Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

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AMOR Sculpture in Sister Cities Park

Mirrors Robert Indiana’s iconic LOVE sculpture

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One of the City of Brotherly Love’s best-known landmarks is the Robert Indiana sculpture LOVE. To mark the historic visit by the pope to Philadelphia in September 2015, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Association for Public Art teamed up to install this six-foot-tall version — “amor” translates to “love” in Spanish — of the iconic sculpture, which now lives in Sister Cities Park.

Where: Sister Cities Park, 210 N. 18th Street

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XOXO Letters at The Porch at 30th Street Station

— Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

The Porch at 30th Street Station is a go-to hangout all year round, with greenery, seating throughout the space, permanent food-and-drink options and a killer view of the Philadelphia skyline.

Photo tip: There’s no wrong way to incorporate the XOXO Letters into a photo. Lean on them, climb on them or get creative!

Where: The Porch at 30th Street Station, 2949 Market Street

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The LOVE Statue at Locust Walk

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The tree-lined Locust Walk on the University of Pennsylvania campus is one of the city’s most pleasant spaces, with gothic ivy-covered red brick buildings dating back to the late 1800s and one of Robert Indiana’s famous LOVE sculptures.

Where: 36th Street and Locust Walk

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XOXO-branded Carousel Horse in Franklin Square

— Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia

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The Franklin Square carousel, one of several popular attractions in the park, features one special carousel horse branded with Visit Philly’s XOXO logo.

Photo tip: The old-fashioned carousel is fun by day and really shines at night when its spectacular lights are turned on.

Where: Franklin Square, 200 N. 6th Street

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The Adirondack chair at Spruce Street Harbor Park

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Recognized by national press as one of the best places to visit in Philly spring through fall, the super-popular Spruce Street Harbor Park attracts impressive crowds with bocce and shuffleboard, tree-slung hammocks and colorful lights, floating barges with over-the-water seating, a beer garden serving plenty of food options, a variety of events and the photogenic big red Visit Philly Adirondack chair.

Photo tip: Kindly ask the person in line behind you to snag the perfect riverside photo of you with your friends, your family or during that special moment.

Where: Spruce Street Harbor Park, 301 S. Christopher Columbus Boulevard

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The chair at Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest

People taking pictures at Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest
— Photo by Visit Philadelphia

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In winter, riverside pop-up village Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest features an open-air Olympic-size ice skating rink, a cozy lodge with fireplaces, festive landscaping, twinkling lights, fire pits, arcade games and a variety of food and beverages. Come summer, the space transforms into Summerfest, a day-to-night hangout with Center City’s only roller rink, boardwalk-style rides (including a 60-foot Ferris wheel!) and amusements, classic Philadelphia foods and plenty of playful spaces to chill out. In both winter and summer, find a red Visit Philly chair that makes for a perfect spot for a photo.

Photo tip: Go for a dusk shot to capture the lighting from the RiverRink in the background.

Where: Blue Cross RiverRink, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard

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The Rocky Statue
The LOVE Statue
XOXO Letters at the Independence Visitor Center
The top of the steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
AMOR Sculpture in Sister Cities Park
XOXO Letters at The Porch at 30th Street Station
The LOVE Statue at Locust Walk
XOXO-branded Carousel Horse in Franklin Square
The Adirondack chair at Spruce Street Harbor Park
The chair at Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest
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