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Apr 05, 2013, 09:30 ET
Jardin comunitario localizado en el vecindario Spring Garden de Filadelfia. Foto por R. Kennedy para GPTMC.  (PRNewsFoto/Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation)

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
Community garden located in Philadelphia's Spring Garden neighborhood.  (PRNewsFoto/Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation, R. Kennedy for GPTMC)

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
Kids are in charge at the fun-filled and hands-on Please Touch Museum(R) in Philadelphia, the nation's premier children's museum that encourages learning through play. Future pilots, astronauts, engineers and artists propel their imaginations as they fly, row and hop in Flight Fantasy. Other family favorites include the Woodside Park Dentzel Carousel, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and the Statue of Liberty arm replica made completely of toys.  (PRNewsFoto/Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation, M. Branscom)

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
Kids are in charge at the fun-filled and hands-on Please Touch Museum(R) in Philadelphia, the nation's premier children's museum that encourages learning through play. Future pilots, astronauts, engineers and artists propel their imaginations as they fly, row and hop in Flight Fantasy. Other family favorites include the Woodside Park Dentzel Carousel, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and the Statue of Liberty arm replica made completely of toys.  (PRNewsFoto/Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation, M. Branscom)

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
The Italian Market Festival in South Philadelphia, taking place May 18-19, 2013. Photo by R. Kennedy for GPTMC.  (PRNewsFoto/Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation, R. Kennedy for GPTMC)

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
Photo Credit: The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC).  (PRNewsFoto/Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation)

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...

Feb 06, 2013, 08:00 ET
The Philadelphia Flower Show. Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy for GPTMC.  (PRNewsFoto/Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation)

British Philly Takes The Biscuit

  Tweet It: The @PhilaFlowerShow's English theme extends beyond the annual event. Check out @VisitPhilly's British side:...

Jan 24, 2013, 13:22 ET
Romantics looking to propose to their loved one in a big way have a chance to do just that thanks to GPTMC's With Love, Philadelphia XOXO contest.  (PRNewsFoto/Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation)

Looking To Pop The Question In Philly On Valentine's Day? Let With Love, Philadelphia XOXO® Help

 Romantics looking to propose to their loved one in a big way have a chance to do just that thanks to the Greater Philadelphia Tourism...

Jan 15, 2013, 10:30 ET
Philadelphia Skyline.  (PRNewsFoto/Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation)

12 Stats That Show Why GPTMC's Visit Philly Web Properties Rocked In 2012

It was a record-setting year for the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation's (GPTMC) web properties, with visitphilly.com and...

Jan 10, 2013, 09:30 ET
The Philadelphia Museum of Art crowns the city's illuminated Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The culturally rich stretch is home to many parks, public works of art and museums. Credit: Photo by B. Krist for GPTMC.  (PRNewsFoto/Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation)

New With Art Philadelphia™ Hotel Package Guarantees Access To City's Top Arts Attractions

 Visitors to Philadelphia this winter can get art and about thanks to the new With Art Philadelphia™ Hotel Package. The one- and...

Dec 17, 2012, 12:16 ET
Two fireworks shows brighten up the sky in Philadelphia with SugarHouse New Year's Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront.  (PRNewsFoto/Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation, G. Widman for GPTMC)

Ten Cool Hotel Deals Available In Philadelphia This Holiday Season & Beyond

Hotels throughout the Philadelphia region are offering packages to promote popular attractions and activities both indoors and out this winter...

Dec 05, 2012, 11:50 ET
The Philadelphia Museum of Art crowns the city's culturally rich Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The mile-long stretch is home to many parks, public works of art and museums, including Swann Memorial Fountain (pictured), the Barnes Foundation, the Rodin Museum, The Franklin Institute, The Academy of Natural Sciences, Sister Cities Park and many other attractions.  (PRNewsFoto/Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation, Photo by B. Krist for GPTMC)

Philadelphia Ranks Four On Lonely Planet's Top U.S. Destinations List

 Lonely Planet, the top travel guidebook publisher in the world, today released its annual list of the "Top 10 U.S. Destinations for...

Nov 19, 2012, 21:50 ET

Celebre la temporada festiva en Filadelfia, donde las tradiciones nuevas y viejas se encuentran

En Philadelphia y The Countryside®, las familias participan en viejas y nuevas tradiciones—muchas de ellas gratis o de bajo...

Nov 19, 2012, 10:25 ET

Celebrate The Holidays In Philly, Where Old & New Traditions Meet

In Philadelphia and The Countryside®, families partake in old and new traditions—many of which are free or low-cost—to make happy...

Nov 13, 2012, 15:15 ET

Five New Reasons to Connect with Visit Philly's Social Media

 The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) continues to aggressively develop its social media initiatives, breaking into...

Nov 08, 2012, 15:49 ET
A passerby admires the Christmas tree on display behind Robert Indiana's famous Love statue in Philadelphia's aptly named Love Park, one of many city parks adorned for the holiday season.  (PRNewsFoto/Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation)

Three Tips to Plan Your Family Holiday Fun in Philly

Hosting the family this holiday season and not sure what to do with them? Follow these three tips for no-hassle, stress-free...

Nov 01, 2012, 06:00 ET
Gay travelers find their perfect Philly neighborhood with new personality quiz on facebook.com/visitgayphilly.  (PRNewsFoto/The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC))

Gay Travelers Find Their Perfect Philly Neighborhood With New Facebook Quiz

 The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) today debuted a new personality quiz on facebook.com/visitgayphilly that will...

Oct 05, 2012, 17:35 ET

Dónde comprar arte latino en Filadelfia

El arte latino florece en Filadelfia y está disponible para la venta en galerías y museos de toda la ciudad. ¿Desea un grabado de...

Oct 05, 2012, 11:25 ET

Where to Buy Latino Art in Philadelphia

 Latino art thrives in Philadelphia, and it's available for sale at galleries and museums around town. Want a Frida Kahlo print for the living...