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Philadelphia is the place to be when you’re looking for true entertainment. For anyone who loves sports, the Phillies, Eagles and 76ers never disappoint. If you like the competition a little wet and wild, check out the Dad Vail Regatta or the International Dragon Boat Festival. When an evening at the ballet or an aria by a world-class mezzo-soprano is part of your plans, pick up tickets to the Academy of Music. The Merriam Theater is the place to see the latest Broadway tour without the Big Apple chaos—and prices. For some great people-watching as you sip an iced café au lait, there’s just no place like historic Reading Terminal Market. And once you’ve sampled our own Bank & Bourbon restaurant, we suggest a trip to Rittenhouse Row for some fine dining.
Philadelphia Phillies (MLB) – Citizens Bank Park
The Philadelphia Phillies are the oldest continuous, one-name, one-city franchise in all of professional American sports, dating to 1883. The Phillies are a member of the Eastern Division of Major League Baseball's National League. Catch “Phillies Phever” at Citizens Bank Park in South Philadelphia, home of the 2008 World Series Champions.More information and schedule
Philadelphia Eagles (NFL) – Lincoln Financial Field
Lincoln Financial Field, also known as “The Eagle’s Nest,” is home to the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles. The 68,532-seat, $512 million stadium, also known as “the Linc”, features extra-wide concourses, three massive LED video displays, over 300 concession stands and both luxury and club seating areas. More information and schedule
Philadelphia 76ers (NBA) – Wells Fargo Center
Often referred to as the “Sixers,” their winning name was chosen “as a tribute to the gallant men who forged this country’s independence.” The 76ers have had a rich history, with many of the greatest players in NBA history having played for the organization, including Wilt Chamberlain, Julius Erving, Moses Malone and Charles Barkley. More information and schedule
Philadelphia Flyers (NHL) – Wells Fargo Center
Established in 1967, the Flyers have consistently competed as one of the premier hockey teams in the NHL. The Flyers play at the state-of-the-art Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia. The Center offers multiple bars and restaurants, including Finnigan’s Wake—as well as the AT&T Pavilion, where you can find Philadelphia’s famous Chickie and Pete’s. More information and schedule
Philadelphia Union (MLS) – PPL Park
The Philadelphia Union, the region’s first Major League Soccer club, has been thrilling soccer fans since their inaugural season in 2010. Dedicated fans, including the boisterous Sons of Ben, cheer on the Union at PPL Park located in Chester along the scenic banks of the Delaware River. More information and schedule
Dad Vail Regatta
Set sail at America's largest collegiate regatta. During the second weekend in May, thousands of student athletes from over 100 colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada invade Philadelphia to experience the excitement of the race. Experience timeless Philadelphia sailing at this annual event held every May. More info
Broad Street Run
Run for a good cause. The Broad Street Run is an event that benefits the American Cancer Society. The 10-mile run begins at Broad Street and Somerville Avenue, and ends at Philadelphia's Naval Business Center. More info
International Dragon Boat Festival
Witness the excitement and intensity of dragon boat races at the International Dragon Boat Festival, held every October. See the ultimate display of teamwork, spirit and pride from 100 competing teams. More info
Take part in one of the country's most historic marathons, held every November. Run through the winding streets of the city and some of its most famous landmarks. Running not your sport? Then come cheer on the runners–and get inspired. More info
Academy of Music
Home to Opera Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Ballet and Broadway Philadelphia. More info
The Kimmel Center
Located on Avenue of the Arts, this vibrant venue hosts symphonies, orchestras and tributes to local artists. More info
The Mann Center for the Performing Arts
The Mann Center for the Performing Arts is the region's only nonprofit outdoor cultural arts center, offering a diverse season of world-class entertainment. More info
The Merriam Theater keeps with the Broadway touring tradition by importing recent hits and long-running musicals for runs of varying length in Philadelphia. The theater has been extensively restored so that one can get a sense of the more elaborate days of theatergoing in the early 20th century. More info
Walnut Street Theatre
The production standards are high here. The Walnut is best known (and loved by its more than 40,000 annual subscribers) for its lavish and popular musicals. The main stage theater is comfortable, with good sight lines and acoustics. Things get a little edgier in the Walnut's Studio 3 theater, where you'll see new plays and reinterpretations of classics in an intimate black-box setting. With five shows on the main stage and five more in the studio each year, you're sure to find something you’ll love. More info
Philadelphia dominates as one of the nation’s top food cities. Often referred to as “Restaurant Row,” Rittenhouse Row is the heart of the city’s dining scene. Rittenhouse Row offers an exciting mix of experiences from internationally recognized food celebrities, to super-restaurateurs and local food tastemakers. Don’t miss the six Rittenhouse Square park-side dining options. Nightlife, arts and culture establish Rittenhouse Row as Philadelphia’s best place to play. Whether looking to dance, sip cocktails at the bar, see a show, or grab some coffee and dessert, Rittenhouse Row has got it all.
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Midtown Village is a unique enclave of independent boutiques, restaurants, lofts and more. The area attracts a diverse group of forward-thinking individuals who are drawn to the locale's distinctive energy. Close-knit relationships between local businesses and the area's many residents create a strong sense of community, evident in its seamless transition from bustling business district to vibrant nightspot at dusk. Fusing a small neighborhood atmosphere with all that fast-paced city living has to offer, Midtown Village has grown to become one of Philadelphia's most distinctive areas.
The Old City District (OCD) is a place of unique people, significant history, charming shops, exquisite dining, and loads of entertainment. The Old City District has reinvented itself from foundries, factories and warehouse spaces into the residential, retail, dining and cultural destination of Philadelphia with art galleries, restaurants, and upscale retail boutiques and historic tours. More than 100 restaurants offer an eclectic mix of dining possibilities in the District. Options vary from classic fare to new fusions created by some of the best chefs in Philadelphia.
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Parkway Museums District
Stretching from LOVE Park to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia's grand tree-lined Benjamin Franklin Parkway is flanked by some of the city's most acclaimed destinations. Visitors to the Parkway Museums District will discover a cultural mecca with world-class museums and educational institutions, the magnificent Swann Memorial Fountain, Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on Logan Square and the world famous Rocky steps. Treasures and discoveries abound on (and just a few blocks off) the Parkway.
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9th Street Italian Market
Welcome to Philadelphia’s Italian market, the oldest and largest working outdoor market in the United States. Still predominantly Italian, it has the best of many cultures and cuisines to offer the shoppers. Gourmet cooks and tourists alike can explore and discover the depth and breadth of the multitude of products available here. The Italian market is a place to experience and discover including cheese stores, pasta manufacturers, bakeries, spice houses, coffee and tea purveyors, cafes, home-style luncheonettes, delis and so much more. For Philly cheesesteaks, the Italian Market offers two of the largest shops in Philadelphia, one of which created the signature dish, as well as four others who have their own approach to it.
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