EVENTS IN PHILADELPHIA
County: Philadelphia County
Population (2010): 1,526,006
Climate: Humid subtropical with summer highs in the mid 80s (F) and winter lows in the mid/upper 20s (F).
Time Zone: Eastern / Eastern Daylight
Philadelphia's Top Venues: Citizens Bank Park, Lincoln Financial Field, Wachovia Center, Forrest Theatre, Merriam Theatre, Electric Factory, Beaver Stadium
Teams in Philadelphia: Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Flyers, Philadelphia Phillies, Penn State Nittany Lions Football, Penn State Nittany Lions Basketball
Featured Events in Philadelphia:
As one of the oldest cities in the United States, Philadelphia certainly has a lot of charm. A rich history, combined with a diverse cultural scene peppered with delicious food and rabid sports fans, makes the City of Brotherly Love one of the must-visit cities in the country.
Known for its sports teams almost as much as its historical importance, Philadelphia is home to a long list of iconic franchises. The city is one of the few in the U.S. that has a team in all four major sports, but perhaps none is more beloved than the Phillies. One of the oldest teams in the MLB, the Phillies have called the city home since 1883, and play their home games at Citizens Bank Park - one of the most beautiful venues in the league.
Right across the street from Citizens Bank Park is Lincoln Financial Field - home to the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles have a storied history that is rife with legendary players such as Randal Cunningham, Reggie White and Herschel Walker. The Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA play in the nearby Wells Fargo Center along with the NHL's Flyers, who have played in the city since 1967.
While sports are certainly an integral part of Philadelphia, there is certainly much more that makes the city great. Philly is home to a thriving and diverse music scene that has seen the beginnings of everyone from artists including R&B stalwarts The Roots to up-and-coming indie acts like Dr. Dog.
The city is also home to a number of famous venues including World Cafe Live, which opened in 2004 and has hosted a number of iconic artists including George Clinton and Liz Phair. For the more classically inclined, the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is home to the Philadelphia Orchestra, widely considered to be one of the best in the world.
In addition to its vibrate athletic and performing arts scene, few cities can compete with Philly when it comes to food. You can't stop by without indulging in one of the city's classic cheesesteaks, and a trip to the Reading Terminal Market will allow foodies to sample a wide variety of cuisine. With its location next to Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, it's a must see.