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Feb 01, 2012, 11:01 ET

Philadelphia Celebrates Black History Month with Exhibits, Shows, Musical Performances & Special Events

Philadelphia shines a spotlight on its rich African-American legacy during Black History Month, when exhibits, plays, storytelling events,...

Jan 27, 2012, 13:46 ET

Fall in Love in Philadelphia: The City That Invites You "With Love"

 Philadelphia, aptly dubbed the City of Brotherly Love, caters to lovers looking to re-energize their relationships at cultural sites,...

Jan 27, 2012, 13:35 ET

Four Winter Hotel Deals in Philly

 This winter, whether visitors are spending the night in Philadelphia for a family-friendly weekend, a romantic getaway or a trip that tempts...

Jan 12, 2012, 12:17 ET

A New Marketing Campaign - With Art Philadelphia™ - to Promote the Visual Arts Announced

 Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter today announced the city's first-ever coordinated and sustained visual arts marketing campaign...

Dec 12, 2011, 14:55 ET

8 Days & 22 Ways to Spend Philly New Year's Week, December 26-January 2

 From the day after Christmas until the day after the New Year, December 26, 2011 through January 2, 2012, there are plenty of...

Nov 08, 2011, 10:20 ET

Celebrities Visit Philly for 2012 U.S. Mr. Gay Competition

The City of Brotherly Love will be packed with star power on November 18 – 19, 2011 for the annual U.S. Mr. Gay Competition, produced in...

Nov 04, 2011, 11:53 ET

National Media Has Fallen for Philadelphia

With the autumn season in high gear, it appears that several major national publications and websites have fallen for Philadelphia. Recent issues...

Oct 27, 2011, 13:39 ET

Philadelphia Celebrates Its Favorite Cold Sandwich, the Hoagie, Around National Sandwich Day, November 3, 2011

Philadelphia will pay tribute to its quintessential cold sandwich, the hoagie, with several weeks of special events, promotions and contests that...

Aug 25, 2011, 10:54 ET

Fall Music Festivals in Philly

Music lovers can tune up for fall in Philadelphia with music festivals that feature breakout artists, innovative rockers and under-the-radar...

Jul 14, 2011, 15:45 ET

The New York Times, The Washington Post & Forbes Shine a Spotlight on Philly's Diverse Neighborhoods

Five Philadelphia neighborhoods have made headlines in several national travel stories, focusing on must-see and must-do attractions, shops and...

Jul 05, 2011, 11:52 ET

Greater Philadelphia Region Attracts Three National Gay and Lesbian Events in 2011

Philadelphia is proud to welcome more than a thousand gay and lesbian visitors to Philadelphia this summer and fall: the National Lesbian & Gay...

Jun 15, 2011, 10:09 ET

Philadelphia Picks Up 14 More Accolades In 2011

Greater Philadelphia is a hot topic among the national press in 2011, with an additional 14 buzz-worthy accolades awarded to the area in the past...

Apr 25, 2011, 14:01 ET

Equality Forum 2011 - The Global LGBT Summit

The 19th annual Equality Forum is the largest annual national and international lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights summit. With...

Apr 12, 2011, 13:37 ET

Philly Paints the Town Red, White and Blue for Annual Fourth of July Festivities

The Fourth of July is always festive in Philadelphia as Wawa Welcome America! commemorates America's birthday with 11 days of fun, free and...

Mar 14, 2011, 12:41 ET

Philadelphia Crowned Host City for U.S. Mr. Gay Competition Again

The Noble Beast Foundation, in collaboration with the International Mr. Gay (IMG) Competition committee, has selected Philadelphia to host the U.S....

Mar 04, 2011, 15:41 ET

Quirky Spots? 19 of Them to Delight You

For those visitors who like to stray off the beaten path, Philadelphia is bursting with attractions that pay homage to the unusual. The region...

Mar 01, 2011, 13:24 ET

Calling All Travelers: Just Say 'Oui' to Philly

With the annual Philadelphia International Flower Show (March 6-13, 2011) and the first-ever Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (April...

Feb 23, 2011, 17:23 ET

Four Philly Hotel Packages Focus on Big Exhibits and Free Parking

Philadelphia is already packing a ton of culture into 2011 with big-name art and history exhibits, and now four special hotel deals make it even...

Jan 24, 2011, 16:41 ET

Philly Overnight® Hotel Package Gets Super-sized This Winter

This winter, visitors to Philadelphia and The Countryside® can take advantage of a super-sized version of the popular Philly Overnight®...

Jan 12, 2011, 11:52 ET

Planes, Trains and Cars; Tourism Campaign Kicks Into Gear

Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) is evolving its popular and proven With Love, Philadelphia XOXO® campaign by...