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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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May 31, 2013

The U.S. Open Experience Coming To Independence Mall During U.S. Open Week, June 10-16, With Merchandise, Putting Greens, A Live Tournament Simulcast On A Jumbotron And More

With the start of the 113th U.S. Open Championship less than two weeks away, the entire region is starting to feel the excitement. For the first time in more than 30 years, Philadelphia is hosting one of golf’s four major championships. The 2013 U.S. Open is returning to the world famous Merion Golf Club, the [...]

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May 28, 2013

Hey Sports Fans! The Phillie Phanatic To Appear At The Independence Visitor Center During A Free Phillies Celebration, Today, May 28

To kick off the sale of Phillies tickets at the Independence Visitor Center, the Phillies and the IVC are hosting a free celebration today, May 28 from 11 a.m. until noon, featuring a very special fan favorite: the Phillie Phanatic! The Phanatic will make his way through the Visitor Center, interacting with fans and decked [...]

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May 10, 2013

Independence Visitor Center To Give Away 1,000 Free Spirit Airlines Flights On Thursday, May 16 To Mark Spirit Starting Service To Philadelphia

This news may sound too good to be true, but it’s not. The first 1,000 (yes, 1,000) people to visit the Independence Visitor Center on Thursday, May 16 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. will receive 25,000 free frequent flyer miles from Spirit Airlines. That’s enough for a roundtrip flight! Just pay the taxes and [...]

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January 2, 2013

Uwishunu Asks: “What New Year’s Resolution Would You Make For Philadelphia This Year?”

With the holiday season in high gear, it’s a good time to reflect on the good fortune bestowed on Philadelphia this past year. From well-deserved accolades — being named one of the top 10 destinations for 2013, and home to the Best Sandwich in America — to exciting development projects — the opening of The [...]

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June 29, 2012

Termini Bros Designs Five-Tier Cake For America’s Birthday Party At The Independence Visitor Center, July 4

As Philadelphia prepares for a slew of Fourth of July festivities, we’ve already filled you in on where to spend the day eating, drinking and watching fireworks with friends and family. To add to that list, Philadelphia’s Independence Visitor Center will host America’s Birthday Party, a celebratory July 4th event to follow the Philadelphia Independence [...]

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