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Oct 29, 2013, 12:45 ET Lights, Camera, Holidays: Where to See Philadelphia All Aglow

Dark winter nights turn glittery and bright with holiday lights that shimmer and shine all across Philadelphia and The Countryside®....


Oct 01, 2013, 19:06 ET Many Philadelphia Attractions Open During Government Shutdown

 Although the U.S. federal government shutdown has temporarily closed some of Philadelphia's most popular visitor sites, including the Liberty...


Sep 24, 2013, 09:45 ET African-American Exhibits, Shows & Performances Highlight Philly's Fall Arts Calendar

 As the fall arts season swings into high gear, culture vultures visiting Philadelphia will find plenty of African-American exhibitions, shows...


Sep 16, 2013, 10:00 ET A Filadelfia le encanta el Mes de la Herencia Hispana

El Mes de la Herencia Hispana (del 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre) está lleno de diversión, comida y cultura. (Foto:...


Sep 16, 2013, 10:00 ET Hispanic Heritage Month In Philadelphia

 Philadelphia's Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) is jam packed with fun, food and culture. Follow @PhillyTeAma on Twitter...


Aug 22, 2013, 11:14 ET World's Only Benjamin Franklin Museum To Open In Philadelphia On August 24

 When the new Benjamin Franklin Museum opens in Philadelphia on Saturday, August 24, visitors can delve into all aspects of Franklin's life,...


Jun 25, 2013, 10:00 ET Philadelphia Commemorates Battle of Gettysburg

This summer marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, and Philadelphia—a major arsenal, shipbuilding and hospital center...


Jun 17, 2013, 09:30 ET Top 10 Reasons To Celebrate The Fourth Of July In Philly

When it comes to celebrating America's birthday, nobody rocks it like Philadelphia, America's birthplace, and 2013 -- the country's 237th birthday...


Jun 06, 2013, 15:52 ET U.S. Open Brings Golf Fever To Philly

 Fore! For the first time in 32 years, Philadelphia will host one of golf's four major tournaments when the U.S. Open takes over Ardmore's...


Jun 05, 2013, 12:14 ET Visit Philly Wins Travel + Leisure Social Media Award

The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) announced today that it has received a Social Media in Travel & Tourism Award...


May 15, 2013, 10:00 ET Latin Rhythms Liven Up Mainstream Philadelphia Stages This Season

Philadelphia's concert schedule gets a boost this spring and summer thanks to the addition of several concerts headlined by Latino artists....


May 15, 2013, 10:00 ET Artistas latinos engalanan los escenarios más importantes de Filadelfia

Los escenarios de Filadelfia recibirán una inyección de energía gracias a varios conciertos engalanados por artistas latinos. En los...


May 09, 2013, 12:15 ET Record Visitation To Philadelphia In 2012

The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) released its 2013 annual report, which reveals that the region welcomed a record...


May 01, 2013, 13:36 ET Philadelphia's Equality Forum 2013 To Feature Cuba

Equality Forum 2013, an annual national and international LGBT civil rights summit, has over 30 programs including panels with national and...


Apr 25, 2013, 09:15 ET Six Must-Do Philadelphia Festivals This Spring & Beyond

From spring until fall, Philadelphia hosts a variety of festivals that music fans and culture vultures will consider must-dos, must-sees and...


Apr 16, 2013, 11:03 ET Los eventos para conmemorar la herencia hispana florecen en Filadelfia esta primavera y verano

El mes de la Herencia Hispana se celebra del 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre, pero Filadelfia celebra esta riqueza cultural durante todo el...


Apr 16, 2013, 09:00 ET Visit Philly Launches Guest Instagram & Pinterest Programs

 Beginning this spring, the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) is handing over the reins of its popular Instagram and...


Apr 16, 2013, 09:00 ET Hispanic Heritage Events Bloom In Philadelphia This Spring & Summer

Hispanic Heritage Month takes place from September 15 through October 15, but Philadelphia celebrates the rich culture all year long with...


Apr 05, 2013, 09:30 ET GPTMC lanza la campaña 'Philadelphia Neighborhoods'

La Corporación de Mercadeo del Turismo en la Zona Metropolitana de Filadelfia o GPTMC (Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation)...


Apr 05, 2013, 09:20 ET GPTMC Launches Philadelphia Neighborhoods Campaign

The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) today announced the launch of a new campaign -- Philadelphia Neighborhoods -- that...


Mar 27, 2013, 09:00 ET New in Philly This Summer

 Tweet It: There are plenty of new and notable happenings in @VisitPhilly this summer: http://vstphl.ly/XpTnU4 The warm-weather months sizzle...


Mar 27, 2013, 08:30 ET La diversión familiar abunda en Filadelfia este verano y más allá

Envíelo por Tweeter: ¿Está buscando una diversión activa para la familia este verano? Solo tiene que buscar en...


Mar 26, 2013, 08:00 ET Hands-On Family Fun Abounds In Philly This Summer & Beyond

Tweet It: Looking for hands-on fun for the family this summer? Look no further than @VisitPhilly: http://vstphl.ly/100ewWz When the Philadelphia...


Feb 25, 2013, 12:59 ET Philly Neighborhoods Host Festivals Galore All Year Long

Tweet It: Tis the season for festivals in @VisitPhilly's Center City neighborhoods and beyond: http://vstphl.ly/UMxW2P Philadelphians love...


Feb 19, 2013, 15:23 ET What's New for Visit Philly's Social Media Properties?

  Tweet It: Here are three new reasons to connect with @VisitPhilly's social media properties now: http://vstphl.ly/VPLtrH The Greater...