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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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6 Winter Attractions to Enjoy Before They Melt Away

6 Winter Attractions to Enjoy Before They Melt Away

Some people use the winter cold as an excuse to bundle up and stay inside, but the truly adventurous know that December is the most fun time of the year, especially in Philadelphia.  Though summertime beer gardens and free outdoor concerts may be a thing of the past, the fun doesn’t stop when the snow starts falling. Here’s a list of wintertime events to keep the good times going into the new year:

Macy’s Christmas Light Show

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4 New Attractions in Philly to Be Thankful for This Year

4 New Attractions in Philly to Be Thankful for This Year

It seems like almost every day that a new attraction opens in Philadelphia. Once upon a time, this city was the target of backhanded compliments like, “the next Brooklyn,” but today, only a fool would argue that Philadelphia isn’t a thriving cultural hub in its own right. From parks to shopping to tourist attractions, the “City of Brotherly Love” is booming with new developments. Here are some of the newest attractions we are thankful for this year:

 

Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk

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Philly's Top Five Ghosts

Philly's Top Five Ghosts

Forget eligible bachelors—Halloween time is here and Philly’s most eligible ghosts are ready to mingle. As one of America’s oldest cities, Philadelphia’s undead citizens are lurking around every corner—waiting in line at Shake Shack, complaining about trolley outages, lining up to get pumpkin spice groceries at the Market Street Trader Joe’s. From friendly phantoms to angry apparitions, here’s a rundown of Philly’s top five ghosts:

 

 

(Picture credit: McGillin's Olde Ale House)

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Wondering How To Make Your Trip To Philadelphia Rock? Read This!

If you’ve chosen Philadelphia for your next family vacation, you’re coming to the right place!

What’s so special about Philly? For starters, the district known as Old City Philadelphia has an amazing numbers of sites and attractions, all within walking distance of each other. For a change of pace, try renting bikes for one or more riders, or take a tour around town on Philly’s famous 15-passenger pedicycles.

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Interesting Factoids I Bet You Never Knew About The Benjamin Franklin Museum

Interesting Factoids I Bet You Never Knew About The Benjamin Franklin Museum

One of the most fascinating people in American history called Philadelphia home: Ben Franklin. From his home in Philadelphia, Franklin made his way in the world as a writer, printer, publisher, diplomat and postmaster. A man driven by curiosity, Franklin also invented items and made discoveries that still enhance our lives today.

 

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