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(Families enjoying Franklin Square on July 3rd.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Philadelphia Named a Top City For Families Visiting With Kids

From among a hundred cities evaluated, Philadelphia came in at number 10.

07/03/2013

(The Cabinetmaker's Apprentices entertain visitors near the ticket counter of Historic Philadelphia.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Summer Activities Offered For Schoolkids Throughout Philadelphia’s Historic District

As summer gets underway for the region’s schoolchildren, the tourism agency Historic Philadelphia wants to help parents fill the time off.

06/18/2013

Korean War Memorial File Photo (Credit: John McDevitt)

Plenty To Do If You’re Staying In Town For Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend in Philadelphia is full of events. For example you can celebrate the holiday all week long at the National Constitution Center.

05/24/2013

(Philadelphia Police and Fire Bagpipers play during the Living Flame memorial ceremony.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Names of Philadelphia’s Latest Fallen Heroes Added To Franklin Square Memorial

Three names were added: those of police officers Brian Lorenzo and Moses Walker, killed last summer, and fire captain Michael Goodwin, killed just last month fighting a fire in South Philadelphia.

05/01/2013

(John Jowanna gets a soft ice cream cone at the "Square Burger" concession stand in Franklin Square.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

As Philly Temperatures Soar, So Do Ice Cream and Water Ice Sales

It wasn’t too long ago that we were scraping ice off our windshields. Now, we’re eating it!

04/10/2013

(Credit: www.historicphiladelphia.org)

Free Carousel Rides, Cake Shake Samplings At Franklin Square

Franklin Square will kick off it’s seventh season starting at noon on Wednesday.

03/20/2013

(Workers review a checklist before reopening the Franklin Square carousel for the season.  Credit: Mike Dougherty)

Franklin Square Carousel, Miniature Golf Reopened For Tourist Season

The tourist attractions in Franklin Square are officially open to the public once again — a sign that spring is right around the corner.

03/01/2013

(An historic reënactor leads a toast at City Tavern, 2nd and Walnut Streets.  Image from Historic Philadelphia video.)

Special Autumn Events Scheduled For Old City Philadelphia

Tourism officials are touting some special — and possibly spooky — events coming up next month in Old City.

09/24/2012

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Best Spots For Summer Playdates In Philadelphia

Pack up those kids and hit the road for a day of fun, no matter the weather, at Philadelphia’s best spots for summer playdates.

07/06/2012

(Occupy members from across the country gather at Franklin Square for Occupy National Gathering.) (credit: Kim Glovas)

26 People Arrested At Occupy National Gathering In Center City

Many Occupy activists were at Franklin Square on Monday for speeches and organizing activities, and some were just being released from police custody.

07/02/2012

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Top Spots To Buy Perfume In Philadelphia

Not a fan of trolling the departments stores for the next celebrity scent-sation? Try your hand at something out of the ordinary with perfumes and colognes from these scent-fully delicious boutiques.

06/19/2012

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Top Spots For A Picnic In Philadelphia

Whether it’s a romantic blanket spread in the shade or a wild pickup game of frisbee with friends, these are Philly’s most perfect places for a picnic.

06/09/2012

(Chari Cohen, left, is associate director for public health at the Hepatitis B Foundation.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Hepatitis B Awareness Effort Hits Philadelphia’s Love Park

The campaign stresses the importance of getting screened and tested for hepatitis B.

05/18/2012

(A model of the winning design for a new memorial to fallen police and firefighters in Franklin Square.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

New Design Chosen For Police and Firefighters’ Memorial In Franklin Square

A competition that began in September has ended with the announcement that a design by a Philadelphia-based architectural firm will be used to build the new memorial in Franklin Square.

04/26/2012

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Top Mini Golf Courses In Philadelphia

Whether you fancy famous city sites, animated monsters or windmills, the Greater Philadelphia area has everything you want in a miniature golf course.

04/20/2012

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