• Philly Uses Media Attention to Curate Top Spots

     
    POSTED March 30, 2015
     
    Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk is just one top attraction to make it on Visit Philadelphia's new travel itinerary.
    Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk is just one top attraction to make it on Visit Philadelphia's new travel itinerary.

Based off of Philly attractions that received press coverage earlier this year, Visit Philadelphia has created a new itinerary for visitors and residents alike.

The itinerary, titled “22 Philadelphia Attractions Making Headlines in 2015,” features places that were curated from publications such as The New York Times with their “52 Place to Go in 2015” list (in which Phillly was the highest-ranked U.S. city at No. 3) and articles from Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure.

Highlights include Spruce Street Harbor Park, Abe Fisher restaurant, Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk, Reading Terminal Market and more. The map presents descriptions of each spot and allows users to create their own Google map of the attractions they wish to see.

“Word-of-mouth and third-party endorsements are incredibly important to travelers,” says Meryl Levitz, president and CEO of VISIT PHILADELPHIA. “We know that travelers trust the recommendations from these national publications, so we’re promoting these suggestions—we agree with them, after all.”

This Fall, New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood will welcome one of its tallest hotels. The 430-foot Renaissance New York Chelsea Hotel is built on the former site of the Antique Garage flea market, and while the hotel is still shiny and new, the space pays homage to the historic flea market and Chelsea’s Flower District.  

 

Marking the 100th anniversary of Hilton on May 31, hundreds of Hilton hotels worldwide conducted “Random Acts of Hospitality” in order to give back to their communities and represent the strength of Hilton hospitality.

 

This creation is one of the distillery’s most requested drinks and perfectly refreshing in the summertime.

INGREDIENTS:
— 1.5 oz. Bluecoat American Dry Gin
— .25 oz. Dolin Dry Vermouth
— .5 oz. fresh lemon juice
— .75 oz. Penn’s Woods Syrup*

*Combine 40g fresh dill, 20g fresh basil and 10g dried coriander into one quart of simple syrup. Blend mixture, strain, and store in an airtight container and refrigerate.