On April Fools Day, the Philadelphia Streets Department used mimes and clowns to silently rebuke drivers and pedestrians who ignored safety laws at a major downtown intersection. When I read that Philadelphia used clowns recently to scold texting pedestrians and drivers, I was amused and impressed at the city’s quirky approach to confront these annoying scofflaws. read more »
Holiday travel brings friends and family together to revel in the comfort of familiar surroundings. But it also provides an unmatched opportunity to explore traditions beyond your own family or hometown celebrations. If a CityPASS tour takes you on the road this Christmas season, look for your destination city’s signature holiday happenings and join the festivities. You just might turn some vacation memories into traditions of your own back home. read more »
Ask not for whom the Liberty Bell tolls, it tolls for thee. Okay, maybe our country’s most historic ring-tone may or may not be haunted. That’s still to be determined. But that doesn’t mean you can’t scare up all sorts of spooky age-appropriate fun in the red, white and boo-tiful city of Philadelphia. At this time of year “The City of Brotherly Love” is downright frightening! read more »
Visitors to Philadelphia have a surplus of attractions vying for their attention: Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Franklin Institute…just to name a few. But thanks to preservationist-minded forebears, Philadelphia also sports one of the finest municipal parks in the country, which provides locals and tourists alike with a multitude of opportunities for recreation and education. read more »
It's the question everyone's trying to answer: "Where should we eat?" Our partners at WhereTraveler make that decision a little easier with their tips on the best dining in 100+ destinations worldwide, including many CityPASS cities. From the swanky to the down-and-dirty-dive-right-in, check out some of these delicious dining options on your next CityPASS adventure.
Standing atop Philadelphia’s City Hall, William Penn casts a benevolent eye to streets below, one hand lovingly outstretched. He can afford to look beyond his central Philadelphia square (one of the originals in his city plan) because he knows the building beneath him is in good hands: Greta Greenberger’s. read more »
Looking for a destination that combines the finest of history, arts, entertainment, sports, public spaces, shopping and cuisine? Check out Philadelphia! The dynamic and culturally diverse “City of Brotherly Love” is also a terrific place to people-watch, look at architecture, or simply sit in an outdoor cafe along one of its green and glorious parks. read more »
Across the United States, and really the whole world, there are aquariums with all sorts of amazing exhibits that capture the imagination and educate us on the beauties and wonders of aquatic life. Whether you're fascinated by coral, sharks, or colorful tropical fish you can be sure to see and learn amazing things at the world's aquariums.
The graphic below shares some facts and figures about some of the accredited aquariums in the world, as well as highlights of some of the most famous aquariums in the US and abroad. In the comments, share with us one of your favorite aquarium adventures!
After a morning spent touring a mere fraction of Philadelphia’s 3,500 public murals, our feet were tired and our stomachs were rumbling. The murals had been a visual feast, but, by 1 o’clock, we were ready for a feast of a different kind: one that most definitely involved some hands-on, interactive elements. read more »