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Tall Ships festival and other things not to miss in Philly this summer

IndegoWhat has 1,200 wheels and runs on pedal power? Indego, Philadelphia’s bike-share program, which launched this spring. The long-awaited human-powered public transportation system boasts 600 bikes available at 60 kiosks in Center City and parts of North, South and West Philadelphia. The easy-to...

Monday, June 8, 2015, 8:54 PM

Philly neighborhoods get festive this summer

Here’s a look at some of the mark-the-calendar happenings for summer.Odunde FestivalBased on Yoruba traditions, Odunde, one of the largest African-American street festivals in the country, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. The festival marks the New Year for Africans and African- Americans...

Friday, June 5, 2015, 11:33 PM

The best weekend getaways and overnights near Philadelphia

Hop in the car or on SEPTA and have a warm weather adventure in one or more of our region’s picturesque towns. Here are a few places where you can find small-town charm less than a tank of gas away.Chester CountyHave 40 minutes? The drive from Center City to Phoenixville is worth the trip. Like its...

Monday, May 26, 2014, 10:24 PM

Festival fever takes over Philly this summer

This is a festival kind of town, hosting celebrations for everything from arts, to beer,to film, to mushrooms, to music. Here’s what’s worth getting festive about this summer.JUNEJune 8: Odunde FestivalTo ring in the Yoruba New Year, the Odunde Festival begins with a spiritual procession to the...

Monday, May 26, 2014, 10:15 PM

What to do with your kids this summer in Philly

With many of Philadelphia’s favorite attractions introducing new activities and expanded facilities, the region has plenty to keep the whole family happily entertained.Exciting expansionsCookie Monster and his friendsare excited to welcome their human playmates to visit Cookie’s Monster Land,...

Thursday, May 22, 2014, 7:12 PM

Museum exhibits bloom in Philadelphia this summer

This summer’s to-do list just got a lot longer thanks to new exhibits cropping up in museums throughout Philadelphia.Art all aroundMore than 80 ensembles by American-born, Paris-based designer Patrick Kelly are on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. “Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love” shows how...

Monday, May 19, 2014, 8:07 PM

Visit PA: Overnight Hotel Package in Philly perfect for winter weekends

Why not spend the weekend in Philadelphia? Credit: B. Krist for Visit PhiladelphiaThe new year brings with it many reasons to spend a weekend in Philadelphia, and the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package ensures that the getaway won’t damage the budget.The offer includes a two-night stay for any...

Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 1:39 AM

Visit PA: Philadelphia celebrates Black History Month

The art of British artist Yinka Shobinare will be shown until April at the Barnes Foundation. Credit: The Barnes FoundationSince Philadelphia’s earliest days, African-American culture has played an influential role in shaping the city’s personality. This February, Philadelphia celebrates that...

Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 1:31 AM

Visit PA: A dozen reasons to visit Philadelphia in 2014

The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show starts March 1. Credit: R. Kennedy for Visit PhiladelphiaArt lovers, garden enthusiasts, music mavens and sports fans keep coming back to Philadelphia year after year for festivals, athletic events, art shows, parades and cultural events galore. Here’s what’s going...

Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 1:16 AM

Visit PA: Cheers to 10 new breweries in Philadelphia

Check out the newest breweries Philadelphia has to offer. Credit: J. Smith for Visit PhiladelphiaThe U.S. now has more breweries than at any time in its history, and Philadelphia-area entrepreneurs are helping to lead the way by opening even more breweries at a rapid pace. Here’s a look at 10 new...

Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 12:00 AM