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Four South Philly ‘hoods being marketed to tourists

The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation recently launched a campaign to get the tourists to think past the Liberty Bell and realize there’s a whole city out there.

Aimed at getting visitors to stay longer, the campaign highlights 14 neighborhoods in all, including Bella Vista, Graduate Hospital, East Passyunk and Pennsport.

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But a sliver…

Each hood gets its own slick page, complete with a video highlighting the best of each neighborhood. You, dear readers, may be able to guess what the best might be, but much of the businesses would never be seen otherwise by some of our less adventurous visitors.

Check ‘em out here. It’s worth a look.

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7 Responses to Four South Philly ‘hoods being marketed to tourists

  1. Holly April 17, 2013 at 12:56 pm #

    Ha… I like how west of Broad below South Street is a no-mans land

  2. j crandall April 17, 2013 at 1:48 pm #

    these 14 neighborhoods are just the beginning. GPTMC will be looking to highlight even more as their neighborhood campaign grows. they started with these because of their proximity to center city.

  3. Aaron B April 17, 2013 at 2:40 pm #

    some people might take issue at your characterization of Bella Vista and Queen Village as “South Philly”…

    • lucho April 17, 2013 at 4:16 pm #

      some people might take issue at your characterization of Bella Vista and Queen Village as “South Philly”…

      But they ARE in South Philly. Being ill-informed isn’t a reason to take issue with something.

    • Philly Ray April 17, 2013 at 7:45 pm #

      Whenever there is a crime committed, it’s always in “South Philly”. When it’s something good, then it’s called Bella Vista or Queen Village.

  4. Adam Z April 18, 2013 at 9:34 am #

    Souht of South Street is ‘”outh Philly”.

  5. Kevin May 10, 2013 at 12:03 pm #

    Hi Albert – Kevin here from GPTMC, on behalf of Cara – This is great coverage! Thanks so much for giving us a shout out! We look forward to more in the future.

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