The Roots Picnic, Philadelphia

The Roots Picnic performing in Philadelphia


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No matter what site in Philadelphia interests you, a local Cheesesteak often nudges into the conversation. But Black Culture & Heritage runs far deeper in Philly.

The history of Philly can not be written without Richard Allen.

Cultural Sites
Black Culture shines in The City of Brotherly Love.

Restaurants & Nightclubs
See which restaurants, cafes & nightclubs survived the pandemic.

Places of Worship
Mother Bethel, the AME Mother Church is planted here.

See why its list of accolades is so long.

Philadelphia Cheesesteak
How many times have you heard that no city makes a better cheesesteak?

Abolitionist Heritage
Philly was an early stop on the northern segment of the Underground Railroad.

Shops & Galleries
Be amazed at the rebirth of shops and galleries.

Acrobatic brothers performing at Odunde Festival, Philadelphia

Acrobatic brothers performing at Odunde Festival; credit M Edlow

Spas & Innkeeper
We lost a lot from the pandemic.

The Sound Of Philadelphia
Guess who gave Motown a run for the money?

Historic Sites
The city had one of the largest Free Blacks populations during Slavery.

Family Attractions
The Ben Franklin Institute is a must for family visits.

Philadelphia’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, the oldest of its kind in the country; credit M Kennedy/GPATMC

General Attractions
Independence National Historic Park is a history lesson without boredom.

Few American cities can match the breadth & depth of theaters here.

Trivia & Famous Residents
Patti LaBelle, Jill Scott, Grover Washington, The Roots and more.


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