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Why You Need to Visit Elfreth's Alley

Why You Need to Visit Elfreth's Alley

Want to visit the nation’s oldest, continuously inhabited street? Look no further than Elfreth’s Alley in the heart of Historic Philadelphia!

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Big red pedal's guide to the perfect president's day

Big red pedal's guide to the perfect president's day

President’s Day is this Monday and instead of stressing about how to plan out your day, we did it for you: Enjoy Silence Dogood’s Guide to Making the Most of President’s Day.

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Cycling Through Philadelphia's History

Cycling Through Philadelphia's History

Rich in diverse cuisine, top notch bars, art galleries and American history, Old City is Philadelphia's cultural hotbed for tourists and locals alike! It's not shocking to see a few George Washington's crossing Market Street to get pizza in full colonial get-up on a Wednesday afternoon!

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Benjamin Franklin's Philadelphia

Benjamin Franklin's Philadelphia

Despite the 300 year gap in time, Benjamin Franklin’s Philadelphia wasn’t much different than our Philadelphia today- a city of neighborhoods with a mashup of cultural expansion, political progress, and developing sciences all converging between the Delaware and the Schuylkill Rivers. Philadelphia was a popular place back then, and like today, a cheaper and chiller option than New York City.

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2015: "Good Stuff" Coming up In and Around Philly

2015:

            This week, we await a very important anniversary! No, not that special day you celebrate with your husband or wife, or the 30-year mark of the Live Aid performance that occurred here in Philadelphia… (yes that’s true). But, we look forward to celebrating the birth of our nation and its independence on July 4th!

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Be Mine! A Guide to Philly Valentine's Day Gifts

Be Mine! A Guide to Philly Valentine's Day Gifts

For a holiday about love, Valentine’s Day sure gets a lot of hate. From the cheap chocolates to the corny roses to the tacky lingerie, it’s no surprise that more and more couples are skipping the holiday altogether. But Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be a cliché! Here’s a list of some local Philly shops that stock V-Day gifts as unique and innovative as you and your partner’s love:

 

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MLK Day And Beyond: A Celebration of African-American Legacy in Philly

MLK Day And Beyond: A Celebration of African-American Legacy in Philly

(Photo credit: www.explorepahistory.com)

 

Since the founding of the city, Black Philadelphians have served as key figures in shaping the culture, values, and politics of Philadelphia. In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on January 19, here are some lesser-known historical sites that celebrate and remember these contributions to Philly life:

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