While you’re in town for #FWDPHARMA, be sure to spend some time exploring one of America’s finest cities. Aside from being the hometown of the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Philadelphia, PA is most notable for its rich history, which can be found on display across the city.
Within Walking Distance
Attendee Welcoming Happy Hour
(August 6, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.)
Don’t miss your chance to make some early connections and schedule meetings with your fellow attendees.
Post-Keynote Cocktail Hour
(August 7, 6:00 p.m.)
Recap the day with peers and speakers over an open bar and complimentary appetizers.
Attendee Networking Dinners
(August 7, 7:30 p.m.)
Break bread with like-minded individuals over an intimate dinner at one of Philly’s finest restaurants.
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Learn about your ancestors and explore the history of our communities with HSP’s vast collection of materials from hundreds of years ago through present day which document the lives of ordinary and extraordinary people.
Rittenhouse Square Park
One of the five original open-space parks planned during the late 17th century, Rittenhouse Square Park is widely considered one of the finest urban public spaces in the United States.
Howl at the Moon
Get ready for the most unique nightlife experience in the country! Come sing, dance and howl as the most versatile and talented musicians perform your favorite songs from 80’s rock, 90’s pop and today’s dance hits on pianos, guitars and more in a high-energy show!
A Little Further
Go beyond the iconic crack to learn how this State House bell was transformed into an extraordinary symbol. Abolitionists, women's suffrage advocates and Civil Rights leaders took inspiration from the inscription on this bell.
Independence Hall is the building where both the United States Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated and adopted. It is now the centerpiece of the Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Visiting the statue, running up the steps and taking a picture at the top, arms-raised in victory is a must on any first visit to Philadelphia. Consider it a rite of passage.
Places to Eat
The Franklin Bar
Craft cocktails are the name of the game at the Franklin Bar where a Prohibition-era bootlegging operation provides the name and inspiration for this speakeasy-style spot.
Bud & Marilyn’s
Chef Marcie Blaine Turney wanted to open a restaurant with a simple focus: great food and drink with genuine hospitality, in the neighborhood she calls home.
Vegan fast-casual lunch spot serving falafel with Dizengoff pita, fries and tahini shakes in gold-toned digs.