Pick 3 Weekend Events August 19-21

Has August been hot enough for you or what?  Whether you are absolutely done with the heat and must stay indoors or you are up to brave the weather in hopes of gaining some cultural education and fun, we've got you covered this weekend.  From a fun murderous show to traveling around the world, without [...]

Did-ja Know? Phasinating Philly Phacts: Philadelphia Cream Cheese

The cat is out of the bag: "Philadelphia" cream cheese is not actually from Philadelphia. It isn't made here, and wasn't developed here, even though most people think it was. American style cream cheese, which is a version of what was originally known in Europe as Neufchatel, developed in the 1870s by dairy man William Lawrence in [...]

Did-ja know? Phasinating Philly Phacts: The Liberty Bell

Ah the Liberty Bell, a Philadelphia attraction that garners attention from thousands upon thousands of visitors every year which is amazing considering it has a huge crack and it doesn't even ring!  It does, however, have a lot of history attaching it forever to the birth of our nation.  This Phasinating Philly Phacts is all [...]

Pick 3 Weekend Events July 15-17

Schuylkill River Arts Day    Saturday July 16th 10am-2pm - East Fairmount Park Live performances illuminate the river while audiences boat, play and picnic along the Schuylkill River. Start at 10am at Mander Playground and you will be entertained by Positive Movement, a drill team from Strawberry Mansion. Then walk as a group through beautiful Boxer’s Trail to Kelly [...]

Democratic National Convention Survival Guide

It's been less than a year since the last event that brought Philadelphia an influx of visitors. The visit of Pope Francis last October turned the city upside down and the Democratic National Convention, set to hit the City of Brotherly Love July 25-28 is sure to keep things interesting as well. The convention will be held [...]

Phasinating Philly Phacts: History of the Philly Cheesesteak

Anyone visiting Philadelphia knows that before they leave that HAVE to try a cheesesteak.  Most locals enjoy this delicacy after a night out on the town since so many steak shops are open all through the day and night.  If you go to pretty much any major city in the United States you will see [...]

Trains and Beer: 6 Reasons to Check out the New Viaduct Rail Park Pop-Up Beer Garden

An abandoned rail site merged with a green urban space has formed one of the hottest--and coolest-- pop-up beer gardens in the city. Located at the Viaduct Rail Park at 10th and Hamilton Streets, the Viaduct Rail Park pop-up beer garden draws inspiration from railroad cars, the cultural history of the rail line, and the beauty of [...]

Pick 3 Weekend Events June 17-19

This weekend is all about Dad!  Father's Day is Sunday and if you are looking for ways to show Pop that he's the greatest check out our Father's Day Guide.  Flag day was also celebrated this week and the Betsy Ross house knows how to do that right.  Here are some great weekend events perfect [...]

Happening Holidays: Philly’s Fourth of July Guide 2016

Those of us who live in the city of Philadelphia are so lucky to be so incredibly close to historic places like Independence Hall where our nation got it's start.  There are lot's of great seasons and holidays to visit Philly but all others pale in comparison to the celebration of our Independence Day.  Here [...]

Did-ja know? Phasinating Philly Phacts: Philly Streets

In the last Phasinating Philly Phacts we learned all about William Penn, the founder of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania.  He designed the city of Phil-Adelphia, meaning "Brotherly Love", in a very specific way. Philadelphia was designed in a grid pattern so that our streets would be wide, open, and easy to navigate partly due to the [...]