Red Pedal Tours in Philadelphia is now offering a brand-new tour for foodies. We profiled Red Pedal Tours in our Spring 2014 issue when they had just hit the streets with their bright red pedicycle, and we are thrilled they are growing in popularity. The pedicycle is powered by you—there are 12 seats lining two sides of the cycle, with a bench in the back for three non-cyclers to enjoy the ride. Their history tours are a fun and active way to experience the city’s history in a new way.
Gettysburg is one of my favorite destinations in Pennsylvania. I spent a fantastic few days there a while ago and was delighted to learn how much this town has to offer. It turns out that they have some exciting developments underway that directly affect the meetings/event industry.
Here’s what’s happening thanks to Carl Whitehill sharing the news:
New hotel is set to open in Spring 2017
The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia will undergo a complete transformation later this year.
Architect and interior designer Wimberly Interiors is leading the project for the Avenue of the Arts-located hotel. Renovations include new guest rooms and meeting spaces a refreshed lobby experience and public spaces, and a new restaurant, bar and lounge. The project is slated begin this month and finish in spring 2016.
In May, Visit Bucks County revealed the recipients of the tourism office's Spring 2015 Tourism Grant program; thirty-one nonprofit tourism organizations together will receive $219,000.
The program, implemented seven years ago to help with the development and enhancement of nonprofit tourism, has distributed more than $2.3 million since its inception.
The funding will be used for website redesigns, enhancements, marketing collateral, capital improvements, tourism product development and more.
The arrival of spring means travel season is upon us. The Pennsylvania Tourism Office is making it easier for visitors with the release of their 2015 Vacation Guide.
The brochure lists our state’s fan favorites, flavors and landscapes via stories geared toward sports enthusiasts, foodies and more. It’s available online at visitpa.com/pa-vacation-guide or by phone at 1.800.VISIT.PA. Starting in April, Welcome Centers across the state will carry the guide.
Event bags are always a hit with guests. And while most parties can’t live up to the standard of celebrity gift bags (This year’s Academy Award gift bags included $20,000 worth of merchandise featuring a private dinner party at Morton’s steakhouse and a pair of Beamer Video Phones), us ‘regular people’ can have just as much fun with gifts for our guests. Themed bags are a consistently good idea, and we have just the thing for your upcoming spring soiree.
As spring approaches, it’s time for us to shed our gloves and parkas and head outdoors. Bucks County has a whole slate of festivals planned to let you do just that.