For families looking for ways to keep children entertained at home during the school holidays, PHLCVB has come to the rescue with a selection of interactive creative and educational Philadelphia-themed activities, suitable for all ages and abilities.
As we look ahead to future travel plans, here are six reasons why the city of Philadelphia, recently placed on Condé Nast Traveller’s Gold List, honouring the editors’ most coveted Destinations in the World, should be on every traveller’s wish list.
Known as the birthplace of American democracy, the first UNESCO World Heritage City in the U.S., Philadelphia is home to an abundance of historical gems, making it a playground for history lovers and inquisitive travellers alike.
Unknown to many UK travellers, Philadelphia is home to the US’ largest public art program, offering visitors to the city the opportunity to see these outdoor murals on guided and self-guided tours, by foot, trolley, train and even Segway. Continue reading →
Philadelphia has a particular penchant for performing arts, with the city’s neighbourhoods showcasing some of the world’s most famous musicians, as well as being home to a vast array of classical groups, including Opera Philadelphia and The Philadelphia Orchestra.
From parkland chosen by Will Smith for his hit music video Summertime, to Philadelphia cheesesteaks sought-after by John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, to Gritty the Philadelphia Flyer’s ice hockey mascot interviewed on popular comedy shows, travellers planning a future visit to Philadelphia can discover a number of hidden pop culture secrets across the city.
Combining their dining, fashion, culture, interior design and grooming expertise, the fifth season of Netflix’s Queer Eye sees presenters Tan, Antoni, Karamo, Bobby and Jonathan work with small business owners across the East Coast city of Philadelphia to boost the confidence of 10 incredible locals.
The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau has launched the ‘PHL Health Pledge’, a new initiative to increase awareness of the destination’s efforts to safely welcome back visitors as Philadelphia gradually reopens for business. To support this effort, the PHLCVB has partnered with Dr. David Nash, Dean Emeritus of the Jefferson College of Population Health, to serve as the PHLCVB’s Chief Health Advisor by providing direct advice and guidance to meeting and event planners.
Having visited Philadelphia several times, I’ve enjoyed this wonderful city in a variety of seasons and in my opinion one of the best times to visit the East Coast of the USA is autumn. The leaves on the trees turn wonderful shades of red and the city streets are cool enough to explore with an iced coffee in hand (what else in America!)
Residents of the UK and Ireland are invited to experience the excitement of US Independence Day from the comfort of their home when Welcome America, Inc. and the City of Philadelphia host 50+ free events as part of the reimagined 2020 Wawa Welcome America seven-day virtual festival.