When people think of exploring Philadelphia, they immediately think of the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. While the city's history is spectacular, there is much more to do and see. There are many museums and performing arts venues. Sample a robust cultural scene distinguished by the renowned Philadelphia Museum of Art and The Barnes Foundation. Tour the country's first zoo. This is just a glimpse of what Philadelphia and its surrounding area have to offer.
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The city and surrounding areas offer things-to-see-and-do for virtually every interest – food, dance, film, kids, multicultural festivals, museums, music, theatre and beyond.
The Convention and Visitors Web site offers an up-to-date listing.
This area not only includes the famous beaches of the New Jersey coast from Sandy Hook in the north to Cape May, but also the estuaries of Sandy Hook Bay and Delaware Bay.
Located in Northeastern Pennsylvania about two hours from Philadelphia, the Poconos offers visitors throughout the East and Midwest opportunities for year-round fun. Ski, snowboard, hike, fish, go boating, swim, camp, shop, dine, or just relax.
Whatever you're looking for, you can find it in the Philadelphia area. Window shoppers and serious buyers can browse for:
- the latest fashions on Rittenhouse Row, around 17th and Walnut Streets in the city
- antiques on Pine Street's historic "Antiques Row" or in scenic Bucks County
- all things edible at Reading Terminal Market – fresh meat, seafood and produce; Amish and other ethnic specialties; handmade arts and crafts and more
- up-and-coming arts in Old City
- fresh cheese, pastries and herbs at the 9th Street Italian Market
- sumptuous decorator toiles, damasks, silks and velvets along Fabric row on South Fourth Street
- just about anything at the King of Prussia Mall anchored by Bloomingdale's, Macy's, Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor, Neiman Marcus, Sears and J.C. Penney.
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Visit the Philadelphia Sports Congress for a complete listing of annual sporting events. You can purchase tickets by contacting your sports team of interest. Or you can use a comprehensive online ticket company such as Ticketmaster.
For the latest news about Philadelphia sports, visit Philly.com.
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