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Guest Post by Visit Philadelphia™: Reasons to Visit Philadelphia—And Park Without Fear

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withlovephillyVisiting Philadelphia involves a lot of planning—which includes transportation and parking. Getting around an unfamiliar place can be intimidating for visitors. Visit Philadelphia™ strives to remove those barriers by working closely with the Philadelphia Parking Authority to promote parking how-tos, parking deals (free Center City meters every Wednesday night!) and the convenient ways to get around without a car. Here, they’ve shared some tips, tricks and reasons to visit our great city:

Since it’s so easy to get from place to place in Philadelphia, our Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package is perfect for out-of-towners who want to park it and forget it. It comes with free hotel parking, which is a real money saver.

Armed with all this information, travelers can let go of their transportation anxiety and simply enjoy their sure-to-be-amazing trips to Philadelphia.

And in 2014, there’s plenty to do in Philadelphia all year long. Here are a few of our favorite reasons:

Openings, Re-openings & Expansions:

  1. FringeArts – You can already take in concerts, theater performances and other events in the 232-seat space (a former firehouse pumping station). The grand opening of the restaurant is set for spring 2014.
  2. Overhead Outdoor Trail at the Philadelphia Zoo – Look up to see lions, tigers and jaguars as they roam elevated trails throughout sections of the nation’s first zoo. Spring.
  3. Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion at The Franklin Institute – The centerpiece of this dazzling, three-story addition is the high-tech exhibit Your Brain. Outside, a Shimmer Wall, made of 12,500 clear anodized aluminum squares, responds to and changes with the wind. June.
  4. Meadow Garden at Longwood Gardens – Imagine 86 additional acres to explore at Longwood. Visitors can wander new trails, discover wildlife and simply take in the beauty. Summer.

Visit Philadelphia ™ is the region’s official destination marketing organization. We invite people to experience Philadelphia’s history, art, food, neighborhoods, sports and people—pretty much everything that locals love so much about their hometown. Join the conversation at, and on their social media properties.

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