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Secrets of the City: Philly

Revealing all the untold stories of Philly. From all the best local spots to our love for a good parade, check out the stories that make the City of Brotherly Love unique!

Philly: The Mural City!

Did you know that Philly has more murals than anywhere outside of Rome? (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons /5/55/Phila_ogdenSt08.jpg) Born out of the Anti-Graffiti Network, established by the city in 1984, Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program is a non-profit organization that’s created almost 4,000 murals throughout The City of Brotherly Love. As the city has grown, construction projects have obscured…

America’s Oldest, Largest (and Best) Public Market

You may have heard of the Pike Place Market in Seattle or the Chicago French Market, but did you know that America’s oldest and largest (and best) public market can be found in Philly? That’s right, Philly’s Reading Terminal Market was voted the Best Public Market in USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards—for two…

Everyone’s Running to the Art Museum

Is a run up the “Rocky Steps” on your to-do list during your visit to Philly? Any time of day or night, you can run up the steps and reenact your favorite scenes from the Rocky franchise. Before you exert all that energy, don’t forget to jump in line to snap a photo with the…

A Local’s Guide to Philly’s Signature Sandwiches

You’ll surely work up an appetite while touring Philly’s many historic sites, and the best way to satisfy your craving for something delicious is with one of our classic sandwiches. And while you’ve heard of the cheesesteak, that’s just one of three meaty masterpieces that make the City of Brotherly Love a sandwich Shangri-la. While…

New Year’s Day in Philly

Do your New Years’ plans involve music, feathers, sequins, and revelry? No? In that case, you need to make your way to Philadelphia’s Mummers Parade! The biggest party in Philly (aside from an Eagles Championship parade) is the Mummers Parade. It happens each New Year’s Day, when costumed revelers strut down Broad Street, one of…