The City of Philadelphia will soon be flooded with current and aspiring PR professionals from across the nation, all gathering for PRSSA’s National Conference as well as PRSA’s International Conference. Visitors have definitely hit the jackpot when it comes to cities to visit. Philadelphia has something for everyone, and there is rarely a dull moment in the city of brotherly love.
If you are attending one of the conferences this weekend and looking for things to do around Philly, here are a few spots you should hit:
- Reading Terminal Market, located on 12th and Arch streets has a variety of foods from savory barbecues to fresh produce. The Terminal is home to one of the oldest farmer’s markets in the city, and has everything you need to fill up between sessions!
- If you’re looking to grab an international treat that won’t break the bank, head over to Chinatown, which begins on 10th and Arch at the friendship gate. You’ll be able to walk through culture and find delicious meals on nearly every block.
- If you’re looking for more of a sit down meal, head to the Midtown Village neighborhood (and stop by Skai Blue Media to say hello to Philadelphia PR and Multimedia Pro Rakia Reynolds). Midtown Village runs down 12th and 13th streets from Chestnut Street to Locust Street and has plenty of food stops! From popular places like El Vez to smaller restaurants, there is sure to be a menu for everyone.
- The Constitution Center is a great place to start your journey through Historic Philadelphia. You can walk through Signer’s Hall and take pictures with statues of the signers of the Constitution, or enjoy their newest feature exhibit: Capture The Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs.
- The Liberty Bell is located right across the street from the Constitution Center. If you have a shorter break but still want to get some history in, I recommend starting here.
- If you have a bit of a longer break and want to extend the history lesson, walk across the street from the Liberty Bell over to Independence Hall. Tickets are required for admission, but free walk up tickets are available at the Independence Visitor Center starting at 8:30am.
For Incredible Philly Photos
- For a great picture of the Philadelphia Skyline, head over to The Art Museum Steps! The Art Museum is located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and is only a few blocks away from public transportation. I recommend waiting until the sun goes down, to give your photo the Philly flare that all of your friends will envy.
- Grab a friend to head to Love Park (pictured above) to snap a photo in front of the infamous sign! Love Park is located on John F. Kennedy Blvd and is very easy to get to via the subway or bus.
- For photos of city night life or busy city streets, head to Rittenhouse Row. Rittenhouse Row is located on S. 18th street and has everything from small shops and cafes to Rittenhouse Square, a small park right in the heart of the city. This location is guaranteed to give your photos that city flare!
Are you attending PRSSA National Conference or PRSA International Conference? Which Philadelphia sights are you most excited to visit?