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November 7, 2014

Philly PHLASH Unveils Daily Service And A New Holiday Evening Route From November 28 Through December 31

Christmas arrives early for Philadelphia with a big gift from the Philly PHLASH, a key seasonal transportation amenity for visitors and locals that makes travel throughout the city super-quick. The well-loved way to get around town in the summer — by way of purple bus — returns for daily rides and a new holiday evening […]

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July 2, 2014

July 4th In Philadelphia: Our Guide To Celebrating Independence Day In Philadelphia’s Historic District

Few locales are better suited to celebrating America’s birthday than Historic Philadelphia, where independence was born. Head to Historic Philadelphia to celebrate the nation’s 238th birthday with special events, daily activities for the kids and extended hours at can’t-miss historic attractions like Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. Today, Wednesday, July 2, is Hoagie Day […]

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June 11, 2014

Our Guide To The Stripes And Stars Festival Celebrating The Birthdays Of The American Flag And The United States Army Throughout Historic Philadelphia, Saturday, June 14

As the birthplace of the U.S. Army, the American Flag and the nation, Philadelphia sure represents when it comes to stars and stripes. On Saturday, June 14, the first Philadelphia Stripes and Stars Festival salutes both Old Glory and the U.S. Army during a daylong festival at a number of sites throughout historic Philadelphia. Marking […]

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June 5, 2014

Festival Alert: Philadelphia’s Stripes And Stars Festival Arrives In The Historic District With Events On Independence Mall And Beyond, Saturday, June 14

Independence Day may still be weeks away, but get ready to dust off your red, white and blue for the first Philadelphia Stripes and Stars Festival. Salute Old Glory and the U.S. Army during a daylong festival at a number of sites throughout historic Philadelphia on Saturday, June 14. Marking the shared birthday of two […]

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June 4, 2014

The Independence Mall Café Across The Lawn From The Independence Visitor Center Officially Opens For The Season Today, Wednesday, June 4

With an unparalleled view of Independence Mall, the perfectly positioned Independence Mall Café at the Independence Visitor Center is officially open for the season. In 2008, the center opened the outdoor space, formerly known as Crosswalk Café, and now the alfresco cafe has returned with a new name and a new menu. Open daily through […]

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June 26, 2013

Wawa Welcome America: Wawa Hoagie Day Returns With Free Hoagies For All And A 4.5 Ton Hoagie On Independence Mall, Tuesday, July 2

The highly anticipated Wawa Hoagie Day, a glorious day full of free hoagies (and other freebies!) is quickly approaching. On Tuesday, July 2, beginning at noon, spend your lunch break on Independence Mall with all of the freshly made hoagies you can imagine. This year, Wawa presents a 4.5 ton (!) Hoagie Salute to our […]

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June 14, 2013

Reminder: The U.S. Open Experience At Independence Mall Brings A Jumbotron, Official Merchandise, Putting Greens And More To Center City, Through June 16

Sure, U.S. Open is sold-out. But, remember folks, Merion Golf Club isn’t the only place in town getting in on the golf action. This weekend the USGA, the association that puts on the Open, is teaming up with the Independence Visitor Center to host an interactive extravaganza. The U.S. Open Experience at Independence Mall brings […]

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June 13, 2013

Our Guide To Taking In The 2013 U.S. Open At Merion Golf Club This Weekend, Through Sunday, June 16

Going to the Open? The 2013 U.S. Open has arrived at the world-famous Merion Golf Club, and with it tens of thousands of golf fans. Though inclement weather delayed play Thursday morning, play resumed around noon and fans are undeterred. Throughout the weekend, attendees are expected to come out in droves to catch a glimpse […]

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June 11, 2013

Our Picks For How To Celebrate The 2013 U.S. Open In And Around Philadelphia

This week, the 2013 U.S. Open comes to the world-famous Merion Golf Club, the historic course located on Philadelphia’s Main Line. But, you didn’t score tickets to the Open, you say? That’s no reason not to get in on the championship golf tournament action. For the first time in more than 30 years, Philadelphia is […]

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May 31, 2013

Reminder: Philly Beer Week Starts Tonight With Opening Tap, A Kick-Off Party And Beer Tasting At The Independence Visitor Center

Thirsty? Philly Beer Week, the city’s annual ode to our favorite fermented beverage, starts today, Friday, May 31. And tonight, the Opening Tap kick-off event gets underway at Independence Mall and the Independence Visitor Center. The annual Beer Week commencement ceremonies, with the the tapping of the official first keg by Mayor Nutter, start at […]

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