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Jun 09, 2010, 10:13 ET
As the birthplace of America, Philadelphia knows how to shine. Fireworks blazing over the Philadelphia Museum of Art are a Fourth of July tradition during Philadelphia's multi-day Wawa Welcome America! bash. Timed perfectly with exhilarating live music, the fireworks paint the skies over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.  (PRNewsFoto/Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation, G. Widman)

Fireworks, Concerts and Fun Dazzles for Two Weeks in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, the city where America's independence was born, is the best place to celebrate Independence Day. During the nine-day Wawa Welcome...

Jun 03, 2010, 16:26 ET

Philadelphia Tourism's First Beer Debuts at 32 Restaurants

As the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) takes its popular With Love, Philadelphia XOXO® initiative from campaign to...

May 28, 2010, 09:15 ET

A Tale of Two Cities: Philadelphia and Chicago

As the Stanley Cup approaches, a tale of two cities: Philadelphia and Chicago. Sports Curses: - Philadelphians let out a huge sigh of relief...

May 19, 2010, 11:35 ET
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Philadelphia Courts Wall Street and Others in New Tourism Campaign

People are falling more in love with the With Love, Philadelphia XOXO™ tourism marketing campaign, and this summer promises to be filled...

May 18, 2010, 10:50 ET

New Visitation and Tourism Impact Numbers for Philadelphia

Today the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) released new numbers in its Tourism 2010 Report to the Region: Worth the Trip....

May 06, 2010, 11:32 ET

Fourth Of July Fun Dazzles For Two Weeks In Philadelphia

Philadelphia, the city where America's independence was born, is the best place to celebrate Independence Day. The nine-day Wawa Welcome America!...

May 04, 2010, 10:59 ET

Latino Philly Sizzles This Summer With Festivals, Arts Of All Sorts & More

Visitors in the mood for a summer festival, an art display or a tour around town will find just what they're looking for in Philadelphia, the...

Apr 27, 2010, 06:00 ET

Equality Forum 2010

Over 100 same sex-couples, with more than 5,000 gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and allies as witnesses, will reaffirm their...

Apr 13, 2010, 17:59 ET

Visitphilly's Social Media Promotion Gives 20 More Reasons to Visit 'Phanatic Around Town' Statues This Summer

As part of the "Phanatic Around Town" tourism and fan initiative, the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC), sponsor of the...

Apr 08, 2010, 10:15 ET

111 Organizations Collaborate to Create Multi-Million-Dollar Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, Inspired by the Kimmel Center

The new Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA), inspired by the Kimmel Center, announced today 31 commissions in music, dance,...

Mar 23, 2010, 12:30 ET

Center City Philadelphia Leisure Room-Nights Increased 3% in 2009

PHILADELPHIA, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Mayor Michael A. Nutter and the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) announced today...

Mar 19, 2010, 15:19 ET

New Megabus Service Makes It Easy For DC Residents To Visit Philadelphia and The Countryside(R)

Starting March 21, DC-ers can use the low-cost Megabus to travel to nearby Philadelphia -- and there are plenty of reasons to make a trip this...

Mar 12, 2010, 14:32 ET

Southwest Airlines Gives Bostonians the Perfect Excuse for a Trip to the City of Brotherly 'Luv'

Through April 13, residents of Beantown can take advantage of Southwest Airlines' introductory rate of $59 (one-way fare) to Philadelphia for...

Mar 01, 2010, 10:44 ET

Philadelphia Selected to Host US Mr. Gay Competition in 2010

The Noble Beast Foundation, in collaboration with organizers of the Mr. Gay Competition, are thrilled to announce that Philadelphia will serve as...

Feb 17, 2010, 14:36 ET

Family Fun in Philly This Summer is as Easy as 1-2-3

Across the Philadelphia region this summer, new and redesigned children's attractions are sprouting up with the same speed that many parents feel...

Feb 11, 2010, 17:32 ET

20+ Reasons to Plan a Spring Break in Philadelphia and The Countryside(R)

This spring, Philadelphia and The Countryside® continues its event-filled year with Pablo Picasso, Body Worlds 2, a Roman Empire exhibition...

Dec 28, 2009, 08:00 ET

New Year's Eve Planning Guide: Delaware River Waterfront in Philly and South Jersey

Happy New Year! Happy New Year! It's twice the fireworks, twice the fun as Philadelphia rings in 2010 with two dazzling pyrotechnic displays...

Dec 26, 2009, 08:00 ET

New Year's Eve Planning Guide: Delaware River Waterfront in Philly and South Jersey

Happy New Year! Happy New Year! It's twice the fireworks, twice the fun as Philadelphia rings in 2010 with two dazzling pyrotechnic displays...

Dec 16, 2009, 09:05 ET

Four Days, Two Fireworks Shows and Hundreds of Mummers Add Up to One Fun New Year's Celebration In Philly

Philadelphia is going all out for the New Year's four-day weekend, making it the perfect destination for families who want a kid-friendly...

Dec 02, 2009, 11:00 ET

Mummers 101: The Scoop on Philly's New Year's Day Tradition

New Year's Day is about celebrating, and there's no better place to fete than at the Philadelphia's Mummers Parade, a 110-year-old tradition...