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Philadelphia CVB announces new tourism developments and events for 2014

Philadelphia CVB enjoyed a successful 2013, welcoming new hotel openings, an increase in airlift and an extended calendar of events. With exciting new tourism developments continuing throughout 2014, including expanded attractions and new exhibitions, there are even more reasons to visit the ‘City of Brotherly Love’ this year.

New developments and events for 2014 include:
Philadelphia’s New Bike Sharing Programme

Philadelphia is gearing up to welcome a flurry of cyclists during late summer 2014, with the introduction of the city’s new Bike Share programme. Visitors will be able to choose from over 50 Bike Stations installed throughout the City Centre and parts of University City, allowing cyclists to pick up a bike at one station and drop it off at another. Visit the new Venice Island in Philadelphia’s Manayunk neighbourhood or cycle along the new 15-foot wide, 2,000-foot long Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk, scheduled to be completed by spring and summer 2014 respectively.

New Big Cat Trail at the Philadelphia Zoo
From spring this year, visitors to the Philadelphia Zoo will be able to view lions, tigers, jaguars and other animals as they roam overhead on the new outdoor trail system. The Big Cat trail will rise from 11- to 16- feet above ground and will cross over the main visitor pathway, extending throughout the grounds of America’s first zoo.

New Nicolas and Athena Karabots Pavilion at The Franklin Institute
The Franklin Institute, one of the oldest centres of science education and development in the United States, will open the three-story, 53,000 square-foot Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion in June 2014. The new building will be home to the 8,500-square-foot, cutting-edge exhibit on the brain and climate-controlled travelling exhibition space, as well as a rain garden and Shimmer Wall, designed by internationally renowned artist Ned Kahn.

New Exciting Exhibitions For 2014: Paul Cezanne and David Lynch
This year will see two very exciting art exhibitions open in Philadelphia, with ‘The World is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cezanne’ coming to the Barnes Foundation from 14 June – 22 September 2014 and David Lynch exhibiting at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) from 12 September 2014 – 11 January 15, the first American collection of his work.

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