Center City

Feb. 7, 2019

7 Places to Visit in Philadelphia if You’re a Movie Buff

What do a Philadelphia delicatessen, church, square, bank, sculpture, football field, museum and prison have in common? They share the spotlight of movie fame. We’ve rounded up just a few examples of the city’s film-worthy sites. If you’re into movies, you might want to take a tour of some of ...

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Posted in Center City
Jan. 29, 2019

Valentine’s Day: Where to Celebrate!

February have you thinking of where you and your SO are headed to celebrate Valentine's Day? We've taken the guess work out by putting together a list that encompasses a bit of everything from upscale ideas to more casual and fun date night places. Enjoy and be sure ...

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Posted in Center City
Jan. 27, 2019

Philly Trivia: Center City District Parks Events

When you think of Center City District mostly you think of Center City Sips or Center City Restaurant Week, right? Well there's a lot more to CCDP and our trivia this month is:


Which of the following does CCDP not host?

A. Ice Skating

B. Fitness Classes

C ...

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Posted in Center City
Dec. 21, 2018

What's Happening in Philly: Holiday Edition

Winter began today just in time for the holidays next week and the following. Philadelphia is buzzing with all sorts of activities, events & holiday celebrations. Here’s just a quick overview of ways to get in the holiday spirit this weekend...that is if you haven’t left your shopping to ...

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Nov. 16, 2018

Report: Center City housing boom sustainable, at least in the short run

New multifamily rental projects accounted for 68 percent of all new housing construction in Greater Center City last year, and 97 percent of all new construction in the city core. 

A continuing influx of residents, the bulk of them Millennials, has continued to fuel a housing construction boom in ...

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Nov. 15, 2018

New Pipeline facility takes co-working to the next level

Up to now, most of Philadelphia's successful co-working facilities, such as IndyHall in Old City, have had the feel of a high-tech startup. There's a youthful vibe in the air at most of them, a certain funky touch to the decor, a certain casualness about the place, even ...

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Posted in Center City
July 31, 2018

5 Ways to Stay Cool In and Around Center City Philadelphia


Summertime is here, and Philadelphians are seeking ways to stay cool as the mercury climbs. Luckily, there are plenty of fun options to escape the heat.


1.      Take a Dip in a Pool

Here are a couple pools where you can cool off.

With hours dedicated for ...

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June 1, 2018

3 Uniquely Philadelphia Staycation Agendas



Are you ready for some time off, but don’t want the stress and expense of travel away from home? If so, you’re in luck because if you live in or around Philadelphia, a fun-filled vacation awaits at your doorstep.

·         Step Back in Time in Old City ...

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April 9, 2018

3 More Pieces of Evidence the Thrillist Editors Don't Get Out All That Much

Maybe you subscribe to Thrillist, the online site that offers guides to the best of just about everything Millennials care about, especially beer, burgers and restaurants, but not only those. Or maybe you don't. It's worth checking out (it's free to subscribe) if only to compare the ...

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April 6, 2018

Restaurant rap: 3 great sandwiches at the Reading Terminal Market

After the Liberty Bell, the Reading Terminal Market is the top visitor attraction in Philly. That's right, visitor attraction: the 122-year-old food emporium welcomes hundreds of thousands of out-of-towners through its doors each year.

Unlike us locals, most of them are there to get something to eat now, not ...

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Posted in Center City, Chinatown