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Philadelphia, PA

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A hub of business and education, historic Philadelphia is flush with kinetic sports, entertaining concerts, and moving theater in eclectic venues. From seeing the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, to jogging up Rocky’s steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, to visiting pastoral Amish country, there are plenty of things to do in Philadelphia. Invigorate your visit by grabbing some tickets to exciting events like watching the Flyers, Philadelphia’s professional hockey team, light the lamps against their cross-state arch-rivals, the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Wells Fargo Center.

Sports Stronghold

The City of Brotherly Love boasts a slew of well-decorated sports teams with passionate rivalries. Philadelphia Eagles fans snatch up tickets to see their team, winners of Super Bowl LII, play at Lincoln Financial Field. Don’t miss the oldest rivalry in the NFL as the Eagles fight it out with the New York Giants. Philly’s Penn State Nittany Lions also maintain a long-standing football rivalry with the University of Pittsburgh Panthers. The basketball scene in Philly includes the heated rivalry of the Big 5, an informal group of highly-ranked NCAA Division I basketball teams including the St. Joseph’s Hawks, Penn State Nittany Lions, and La Salle Explorers. Fierce competition between NCAA Division I women’s basketball teams like the Villanova Wildcats and Temple Owls is not to be missed. For professional basketball, watch the Philadelphia 76ers charge down their rivals, the Boston Celtics, on the Wells Fargo Center court. The Sixers have a handful of championships under their belt and fans eagerly await their next winning streak. The Wells Fargo Center also hosts Philly’s professional arena football and hockey teams, the Philadelphia Soul and the Flyers. Originally established by Jon Bon Jovi, The Soul lays claim to several league championships, including the 2017 championship. While the Flyers haven’t won the Stanley Cup since 1975, they frequently dominate the rink as contenders in the NHL finals.

Enjoy the sunshine as you watch the 2008 World Series-winning-MLB team the Philadelphia Phillies play against their rivals, the Pittsburgh Pirates, in one of the most environmentally-friendly MLB stadiums, Citizens Bank Park. Or get your hat tricks at Talen Energy Stadium with Philly’s professional soccer team, the Philadelphia Union.

Diversity of Concerts

With musical roots like the innovative jazz great John Coltrane, Philadelphia draws great musicians, both experimental and mainstream to its varied venues. When Lincoln Financial Field isn’t hosting football, its bleachers fill with music fans for shows like Beyoncé & Jay-Z and Taylor Swift. Buy Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, and Justin Timberlake tickets for the Wells Fargo Center arena. You can see Young Dubliners and folk singer-songwriter Lori McKenna at places like World Live Cafe, which serves as a concert venue, radio studio, and restaurant. The Fillmore’s spacious balconies allow large crowds to pack in for concerts like the Goo Goo Dolls and Good Charlotte. After rocking out at the Fillmore, find first-rate fare (you know you want a cheesesteak!) at local restaurants in Philly’s up-and-coming Fishtown neighborhood.

Vibrant Comedy & Theater

Philadelphia has vibrant comedy and theater scenes. Head to Fishtown’s prime comedy club, Punch Line Comedy Club, to see comedians like Ron Funches and Jessimae Peluso. The Merriam Theatre hosts comedians like Tom Segura and the illustrious Philadelphia Orchestra, while Forrest Theatre hosts musicals like Hamilton and Cats.

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