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Why It’s Time To Discover Philadelphia (Sponsored Article)

Most people know Philadelphia is the Birthplace of the Nation, but do they know it was dubbed the #3 destination in “52 Places to go in 2015” by The New York Times? And have you heard the news about the Pope making his first visit to the United States to take part in the 8th World Meeting of Families? Or what about Condé Nast Traveler naming Philadelphia as the #2 Shopping City in the World? The City of Brotherly Love (and Sisterly Affection) is finally losing that underdog connotation and gaining the recognition it deserves. Now is the time to discover Philadelphia, a city that’s here for the making of your next great group adventure.

From internationally recognized museums to world-class dining, Philadelphia has it all. But we don’t just want you to explore the city; we want you to become part of the Philadelphia scene. Take a walk down Race Street Pier along the Delaware River Waterfront, just below the Benjamin Franklin Bridge and enjoy some morning yoga with locals. Walk, jog or cycle your way down through the heart of Philadelphia’s newest river destination, Schuylkill Banks, where groups can enjoy eight miles of smooth terrain along the riverbank. Become engulfed in the vibrant city life and enjoy some scenic cruises and kayak tours on the Schuylkill River, allowing for some unique photo opportunities, and at night take in an outdoor movie screening with your group right on the Banks.

Break away from the dull and try one of Philadelphia’s iconic culinary tours. Head over to the Historic District and have a colonial guide share tavern stories at some favorite watering holes with Tippler’s Tour, an activity we believe our forefathers would even cheers to. Get a glimpse of what authentic South Philadelphian Italian style is like with one of Chef Jacquie’s Taste 4 Travel tours. Walk through the oldest outdoor market, Italian Market, and hear behind-the-scenes stories of long-term local shop owners in the utmost friendly and welcoming environment.

On the surface Philadelphia can seem just like any other big city. But it’s when groups get down to the roots and immerse themselves in that genuine Philadelphian philosophy that they can truly discover and enjoy why we are both the City of Brotherly Love and here for the making for your next great group adventure.

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philly-4Tipplers Tour, photo courtesy M. Kennedy