The Board of Directors of VISIT PHILADELPHIA® today announced that following an extensive national search, Jeff Guaracino, current president and CEO of Welcome America, Inc., has been selected to lead VISIT PHILADELPHIA and its talented staff as president and CEO beginning on October 29, 2018. VISIT PHILADELPHIA is an economic engine for Philadelphia’s tourism industry, generating more than 1 million leisure hotel room nights in Center City in 2017 alone. That same year, the
The first time I visited Philadelphia was for last year’s NLGJA conference and to be perfectly honest, I really didn’t think much of the city. The main reason for my feeling was mostly because I was stuck in a hotel conference room most of my stay. Apart from brief visits to the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and The Rocky Stairs, aka, the Philadelphia Art Museum, I really didn’t have the opportunity to explore the city. Fast forward almost 1 year later and I found myself in
Since holding the nation’s first major LGBT rights protest some 50 years ago, Philadelphia has continued to prove that it’s still one of the best destinations for LGBT travelers to get their history straight and their nightlife gay. The city offers a full calendar of events in 2018, including an expanded fifth-annual qFLIX Philadelphia film festival, a Fringe Festival rounded out by a special Bearded Ladies Cabaret performance, as well as concert featuring both Rufus Wainwrig
On a recent trip to Philly, the City of Brotherly Love, I found myself enamored with the stunning architecture, historic buildings and photo-friendly parks. I thought instead of writing an extensive travel feature, I would just highlight 5 of the best spots to take a selfie. I had less than 24 hours to explore the city, so all of these attractions are within walking distance of each other and are Instagram worthy destinations.
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