As summer gets underway for the region’s schoolchildren, the tourism agency Historic Philadelphia wants to help parents fill the time off.
The city will allow horse-drawn carriages to operate during the currently restricted hours of 3:30pm to 6pm, Mondays through Fridays.
This weekend, the men’s and women’s NCAA lacrosse titles will be awarded here. The collegiate rugby championship is up next in June.
City councilman Mark Squilla thinks horse-drawn carriages should be allowed to operate during the afternoon rush hour, when they are currently prohibited.
The project is a replica of a type of field tent called a marquee. The original (photo), in which George Washington spent a lot of his time as general of the Revolutionary Army, is in the museum’s collection.
Sometimes great things can come out of near tragedies.
You probably pass by works of art honoring famous people every day in this area, and many of them you know. But there are others…
“Convention planners prefer not to have their attendees spread out,” explains the executive director of the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association.
With the Mummers Parade right around the corner, “fancy” brigades have begun setting up shop inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center for the indoor showcase on New Year’s Day.
“We all sat down at the table and have come to an agreement,” says Ed Grose, executive director of the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association.
Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter says the city’s New Year’s Eve celebration seems to get better every year.
The proposal would raise the “hospitality promotion tax” in Philadelphia from 1.2 percent to 1.5 percent.
More people are visiting Philadelphia than ever, according to a new report by the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation.
“The carousel is running, there’s miniature golf to play, and of course Squareburger to eat,” says Amy Needle, president and CEO of Historic Philadelphia, the agency that runs the tourist venue.
The latest federal ranking of foreign visits to America’s cities shows some slippage for Philadelphia, down from 11th place to 13th in 2010.