This extra-long week in Philly welcomes events and programming celebrating a civil rights icon, one of the year’s biggest restaurant events and much, much more.
The uber-popular Center City District Restaurant Week continues all week long, offering delicious meal deals at more than 125 restaurants, including new-for-2019 spots like Bai Wei in Chinatown, Fat Salmon in Washington Square and Giuseppe & Sons in Rittenhouse Square.
In Philadelphia’s Countryside, nature lovers can retreat to the vibrant sanctuary of Longwood Gardens for the attraction’s elegant Orchid Extravaganza, where the gardens and conservatories fill with beautiful and diverse orchid blooms arranged in awe-inspiring displays
And Monday, January 21 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, when museums and attractions like The African American Museum in Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Museum of the American Revolution and more commemorate the civil rights activist with special events and service projects. We’ve included events on Monday, January 21 in this week’s edition of Picks of the Week.
Residents and visitors should note that the Benjamin Franklin Parkway is expected to be packed with thousands of people for the Women’s March on Philadelphia on Saturday, so plan any travel and activities accordingly.
And keep in mind that due to the federal government shutdown, attractions in Independence National Historical Park — including The Liberty Bell Center and Independence Hall — are closed. Many other attractions in Philadelphia’s Historic District are open regular hours. Click here for more info.
Check out all of our picks for this week in Philly, below.