The Best Philadelphia Holiday Markets

It’s always fun to experience Philly’s shopping scene, and this is particularly true during the holiday season, when “villages” full of tents pop up and local artisans hawk their colorful, inventive wares. Read on to learn all about Philly’s best such markets in 2019, from a craft fair to a greenery bazaar. Christmas Village The

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Five Reasons to Ring in the New Year in Philadelphia

Philadelphia has spent so many years in the shadow of New York’s ball drop and Macy’s fireworks, few people realize just how many amazing ways there are to celebrate the new year in Philadelphia. Don’t believe us? Check out the only-in-Philly NYE and NYD experiences below. 1. Black-Tie Parties Philadelphians are all about the galas

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The Rittenhouse Guide to the Holidays in Philadelphia

In some ways, the holiday season in Philly is the same as in any big city: You’ve got fireworks, skating rinks, and streets filled with enchanting Christmas lights. But there’s also something here that’s uniquely Philly — maybe it’s the scent of strudel and raclette mingling with local beer and wines at holiday markets, or

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Five Ways to Celebrate LGBT Month in Philadelphia

Philly has prided itself on tolerance and diversity ever since William Penn honored “brotherly love” in its name — and it has recently become a leader in the LGBT-rights movement. Not only was the city home to one of the first gay-friendly publications, but its 1960s protests are considered a predecessor to NYC’s Stonewall riots.

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What’s on at Philadelphia Theaters: Fall/Winter 2019

With its world-class museums, historical landmarks, and newly opened Design District, Philadelphia is a city that is rich in culture — and its theater scene is one of its most renowned cultural offerings. Each season in the City of Brotherly Love brings a batch of plays, musicals, and theatrical festivals that draw critics from as

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Five Reasons Philadelphia is One of America’s Most Creative Design Cities

Featured image credit: @phila_design_district on IG   Philadelphians love great design as much as they love great art, and the Philly community is currently welcoming a new generation of creatives and designers, along with celebrating those who have already left their mark. We’ve narrowed down five ways in which this city is at the cutting edge

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How to Experience Philadelphia Fashion Week in Style

Fashion Week returns to Philadelphia on September 23, and as always, it’s bringing a serious dose of style to the already-fashionable Pennsylvania capital — we’re not just talking runway shows, but a trend-themed show and a dedicated streetwear show, along with a glam opening-night soirée. Celebrate the occasion with meals from stylish restaurants, drinks from

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Art Lovers’ Guide to Philadelphia: Fall 2019 Edition

Between its impressive museums and bold public artworks — the LOVE statue, the towering “Philadelphia Muses” mural, and Claes Oldenburg’s 45-foot clothespin, to name a few — Philadelphia has become an art capital on par with New York and Miami. At least, that’s how Frommer’s described it back in 2012, when it likened the city’s

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The Rittenhouse Guide to Fall in Philadelphia

Fall in the northeastern US — is there a better place in the world to spend autumn? From the vibrant colors of the changing leaves to cooler temperatures, fall is the best time to explore the region, whether by car or train. Follow along as we journey from Philadelphia to New York to Boston, uncovering

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Philadelphia Restaurants: What’s New with Executive Chef Jonathan Cichon

Executive Restaurant Chef Jonathan Cichon knows what people are looking for in Philadelphia restaurants. One of the city’s top-rising star chefs, Cichon has helmed the kitchen at Lacroix — our acclaimed AAA Four Diamond Award restaurant at The Rittenhouse — since 2010. Over the past decade, he’s created progressive flavor combinations that never fail to

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