Love seeing a city on foot? Philadelphia is the perfect destination. Home to a rich history, energetic nightlife, interesting art, a diverse food scene and haunted attractions, there’s much to do and see. Moreover, the destination is extremely walkable, with signs helping to point you in the right direction — although you won’t need them on any of the following tours as you’re knowledgeable guide will lead you around.
While at one time Northern Liberties was in a state of decay, urban renewal has allowed the Philadelphia neighborhood to flourish once again. Holding a hipster vibe and a slew of businesses committed to being green, going local and truly innovative offerings, it’s a must-experience neighborhood for local culture when visiting Philly. To help you plan your itinerary, here is a guide to exploring Philadelphia’s Northern Liberties neighborhood.
Historically a fishing hub, Philadelphia’s Fishtown is becoming one of the city’s hottest arts and culture neighborhoods in Philadelphia. Full of design shops, art galleries, performance spaces and artisanal eateries, it’s easy to be inspired while wandering the colorful, narrow streets of the area. To help you plan your itinerary, here is your guide to Fishtown.
Taking place this year from February 8-16, 2014, the Philadelphia International Auto Show is an exciting annual event. Taking place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, attendees have the chance to see the automobile industry’s latest innovations as well as test drive some vehicles for themselves.
For those celebrating Christmas in Philadelphia there is much to see and do during the holidays. From Christmas villages to holiday shows to enchanting lights displays you’ll be immersed in a world of holiday cheer.
For those spending Thanksgiving in Philadelphia, there are many ways to celebrate. From the country’s oldest parade to themed restaurants serving special dinners to historical attractions that teach the history of the holiday in a fun way, there is much to experience.
Philadelphia’s beer history dates back over 100 years, full of taverns that were overtaken during the American Revolution. Today, locals and visitors can still enjoy a vibrant beer culture through dive bars, laid back pubs, upmarket beer venues and craft breweries
Philadelphia is well-known for many things: It’s colonial history, vibrant nightlife, delicious cheesesteaks, a rich arts scene, a talented sports lineup. Interestingly, it’s also one of the most haunted cities in the country, home to more than 15 spooky sites where visitors claim to have experienced paranormal activity
One of the few cities with a professional franchise in all four major league sports — football, baseball, basketball and ice hockey — Philadelphia is a great destination for sports fans. It’s also home to the region’s first Major League soccer club and a talented lacrosse team.
For those visiting Philadelphia with an interest in history or literature, the Edgar Allen Poe National Historic Site is a worthwhile attraction. Located at 532 North 7th Street, it is the red brick home where iconic American author, poet, editor, and literary critic Edgar Allen Poe himself lived for a year in 1843 with his wife, Virginia, and his mother in law, Maria Clemm.