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!)
Visitors to Philadelphia can surround themselves in the great outdoors all year round thanks to the city’s “Greene Country Towne” legacy dating back to its founding, with easily-walkable streets lined with parks, rivers and public art as well as an abundance of green spaces.
The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) has announced that the Board of Directors unanimously voted and has appointed Gregg Caren to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer. Caren most recently served as the Executive Vice President, Sales and Strategic Business Development for ASM Global (formerly SMG), operator of over 350 venues worldwide, headquartered in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. He also served in various senior leadership positions while with the company for over 20 years. Caren has more than three decades of industry experience and will join the PHLCVB on 8th June 2020.
Due to its diverse landscapes, architecture, neighbourhoods and population, the East Coast city of Philadelphia has solidified its place as a major filmmaking hub and is a popular choice for many Hollywood producers and screenwriters to use in iconic film scenes.
The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) and NYC & Company unveiled highlights of their arts and culture scenes for 2020, including the announcement of an unprecedented retrospective from the American abstract expressionism artist Jasper Johns at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, during an exclusive preview event at London’s Soho Hotel on Monday 2nd March 2020. Continue reading →