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Friday, Mar 1, 2013 at 2:10 PM
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By Alyssa Moody

Philadelphia Flower Show

Philadelphia Flower Show

The renowned Philadelphia Flower Show will pay homage to British horticulture with a variety of exquisite gardening exhibits on display from March 2-10. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 1:27 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Parks and Rec in Philadelphia

Parks and Rec in Philadelphia

Fairmount Park is the nation's largest urban wilderness, home to plenty of bike trails and picnic spots, plus horseback riding, rowing and several museums. Read »

Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 3:23 PM
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By Caprice Singletary

See Inside Einstein's Brain... Literally

See Inside Einstein's Brain... Literally

No, seriously, do it. The Mütter Museum (19 S. 22nd St., Philadelphia, Penn.) has Albert Einstein’s brain on display. Read »

Thursday, Feb 2, 2012 at 11:54 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

High-Wire Bike, LED Light Shows in P hilly

High-Wire Bike, LED Light Shows in P hilly

Ride the only hire-wire bike on the East Coast or make a 360-degree maneuver on a T-33 jet with the flight simulators at the Franklin Institute. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 4, 2012 at 12:48 PM
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By Carissa DiMargo

Battle of the Breweries

Battle of the Breweries

The best part about a beer battle? Everyone wins. Read »

Friday, Dec 23, 2011 at 11:40 AM
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By Natalie Lopez

Wok 'N Walk Tour in Philly's Chinatown

Wok 'N Walk Tour in Philly's Chinatown

Take a tour through some of the best (i.e., yummiest) the Philly neighborhood has to offer. Read »

Friday, Dec 16, 2011 at 5:09 PM
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By Elizabeth Garbitelli

Giant Mysterious Dinosaurs Chill in Phily

Giant Mysterious Dinosaurs Chill in Phily

The Franklin Institute has 'smaller' ones, too -- like just school-bus-sized. Read »

Thursday, Dec 22, 2011 at 2:22 PM
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By Elizabeth Garbitelli

Broad Street Vs. Broadway at Winter Classic

Broad Street Vs. Broadway at Winter Classic

Take a drive for an epic faceoff between the Philly Flyers and New York Rangers on Jan. 2. Read »

Friday, Dec 16, 2011 at 5:49 PM
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By Jade Polay

Dreaming of a German Christmas?

Dreaming of a German Christmas?

Philadelphia's Christmas Village offers a shopping experience inspired by German traditions. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2011 at 3:56 PM
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By Jade Polay

Pics: Christmas Village in Philadelphia

Shop more than 50 wooden booths selling traditional German foods, drinks and... See Full Gallery »

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Sarah Pixley Sarah is a freelance photographer and the founder of True Icon Photo. When she's not snapping photos of a ridiculous amount of objects, she spends her time enjoying the splendor of D.C. life. Send her tips and ideas: sarah (at) trueiconphoto (dot) com.
Carissa DiMargo Carissa DiMargo as a web editor and writer for NBCWashington.com. Follow her on Twitter @dcscene.