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City Life

How Angela Val Plans to Bring Tourists Back to Philadelphia

Visit Philadelphia. These are two words that until recently made a lot of sense together — a sonorous duet, if you will. A simple truism. […]


Non-Touristy Restaurants Perfect for Your Out-of-Town Family

Finding a place to eat with your out-of-town family can be a delicate dance, especially when you’ve already visited the usual, touristy suspects. To appease […]

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City Life

What Is Old City Without Tourists?

Last summer, for the first time in anyone’s memory, the tourists didn’t come. For two decades, we’ve lived in Old City. “A block from the […]

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City Life

Conde Nast Traveler Names Philadelphia a Top Destination on 2021 “Gold List”

Another day, another city-ranking roundup. Given that 2020 is kind of a tough year to reflect on with heaps of joy (to say the least), […]

City Life

A Philly Guidebook Even Locals Will Want on Their Coffee Tables

Travel is down. Airlines are going broke. Tourism is floundering. If you had to conceive of the worst possible time to release a travel guidebook, […]

City Life

In a Post-Lockdown World, Philly Tourism Eyes a Reset

It was shaping up to be another banner year for tourism. In January and February, Philly was on pace to break its all-time visitation record […]

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City Life

Philly Tourism Leader: Some City Hotels Will Be “Suspending Operations”

Jeff Guaracino has been the CEO of Visit Philadelphia, one of the city’s two major tourism organizations, since 2018. Guaracino previously served as head of […]

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City Life

Sorry Millennial Travelers! Visit Philly’s New Target for 2020 is Boomers

Millennials? Relax. Gen Z? Sit this one out. While you’re yukking it up on Twitter with your pithy little hashtags, 2020 is shaping up to be, […]

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Explore the City Via These 8 Great (Non-Bus) Philadelphia Tours

Schuylkill Banks Kayak Tours For a fairly rare view of Philly, you might need to get wet. Hidden River Outfitters offers these kayak tours up […]

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City Life

Puzzled by That Ad Comparing Philly to Barcelona? It’s Not Such a Stretch, Says Tourism Head

Philadelphia has seen a record-breaking number of visitors for seven straight years in large part thanks to the advertising efforts of tourism agency Visit Philadelphia. CEO Jeff […]

City Life

Why Philly’s Marketing Gurus Will Never Give Up the Cheesesteak (or Rocky)

A while back, Saab ran a commercial that said, “People will always want to be somewhere else.” That’s the motivation for travel. But being somewhere […]

City Life

Philly Saw a Record Number of Tourists Last Year (Again)

Philadelphia drew a record number of tourists for the eighth consecutive year in 2017, with 43.3 million visitors traveling to the City of Brotherly Love. […]


Think You Know Philly? Design Your Own Tour (and Make $$$) Through This New App

Some say the key to traveling is visiting friends in foreign places, but how many of us just happen to have buddies conveniently located in […]

City Life

Harrisburg Apparently Wants to Kill Philly’s Hotel Industry

In an effort to end the state budget stalemate, Republicans in Harrisburg are pushing a plan to add a 5 percent tax on hotel stays statewide. […]

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The Healthy Eater’s Guide to Reading Terminal Market

Reading Terminal Market is every foodie’s dream. But what about us healthy foodies? Navigating past Beiler’s donuts, candy shops, Amish bakeries and Bassett’s ice cream […]