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Philadelphia's Murals: More Than Just Paint

Philadelphia's Mural Mile is a bit of a misnomer (walk the whole thing and you will have logged 2.5 miles) but Philadelphia as the “City of Murals” is not. If you're headed to the City of Brotherly Love, you'll see one or more of these famous pieces of public art without much trouble-after all, there are 3,600 of them! That staggering figure reflects the involvement of more than 30,000 students, artists, and former graffiti vandals, an amazing record logged throughout the last three decades. read more »

How Smartphones Are Changing the Face of Travel

How Smartphones Are Changing the Face of Travel The travel industry has come a long way in just a few short years. A little over a decade ago, travel meant hopping in the family car with a glove compartment full of maps or boarding a plane for several hours, touching down at a destination with loved ones far from home, phones, and television. The question of “Does our hotel have Wi-Fi?” likely never passed a traveler’s lips -- mostly because Wi-Fi didn’t even exist. read more »

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens - the Name Fits

Along South Street in Philadelphia, just two blocks from the Antique Row stop (#17) on the Philadelphia Trolley Works and Big Bus Company (a CityPASS attraction) sits another one-of-a-kind spot worth exploring--Philadelphia's Magic Gardens. read more »

10 Quirky & Cool Stops – A Guide to Funky Philly Fun

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 »

Philly is for Foodies

Check out this illustrated guide to Gourmet Philly, from cheesesteaks to cookies to late-night munchies. read more »

Holiday Happenings in Big, Beautiful Cities

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 »

Philadelphia’s Most Spirited Halloween Haunts

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 »

Fairmount Park Answers Call of the Wild

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 »

Foodie or not, you can't go wrong with these dining suggestions!

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.

 

 

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A Watchful Eye Over Philly

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 »

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