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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 »

A perfect weekend in Philadelphia

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 »

Aquariums - Facts, Figures, and Highlights

Aquariums

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!

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Eating Our Way Through Reading Terminal Market

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 »

15 Years of Happy CityPASS Travelers

15 Years of Happy CityPASS TravelersSpring 2012 marks the 15th anniversary of CityPASS! The idea officially launched back in 1997 after Mike Morey and Mike Gallagher came up with the great idea to bundle a city's attractions and help travelers save money. Now, 15 years later the idea has expanded into 11 North American travel destinations and created over 8,000,000 happy travelers. read more »

Ride the Bus, Save Mega Bucks

Money is on everybody’s mind these days — mainly, using less of it. Of course, CityPASS users are wallet-conscious travelers anyway, but we all want more ideas on how to save some while traveling. read more »

Springsteen Exhibit to Rock Philly

Bruce Springsteen, a.k.a. “The Boss,” started his career in New Jersey, made his way to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, and will soon rock the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Springsteen’s must-see exhibition, From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen, will run from Feb. 17 to Sept. 3, 2012. read more »

Embrace the Fine Art of Dining

On a recent trip to San Francisco, my husband and I wanted to check out the final days of Richard Serra’s exhibition at SFMOMA. We popped in, took a look around the atrium and caught a glimpse high above of a flickering grid of tiny lights before a kind employee politely told us the museum wasn’t open for the day. Lucky for us, the museum’s restaurant was open, and we were starving. We decided to eat an early lunch in Caffé Museo before submerging ourselves in art. After all, one must be properly fueled to fully appreciate art. read more »

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