Big Brothers Big Sisters National Conference

According to the New York Times, Philadelphia is the #3 Rated city in the WORLD to visit in 2015!  Register TODAY for the conference and start planning your extracurricular activities!

A Warm Welcome!

Big Brothers Big Sisters will be featured on the PECO Crown Lights in the Philadelphia skyline during this year’s conference!  The PECO building is a modernist office highrise in Center City Philadelphia owned by the Philadelphia Electric Company.  The building lies adjacent to the Schuylkill River, so if you look West from either our host hotel at the Sheraton or from the Welcome Reception at R2L, you’ll see a special welcome message to Big Brothers Big Sisters.  An estimated 100,000 people will see this message scroll each night from June 1st through June 3rd.

Phast Phacts about Philly

  • You can't come to Philadelphia without having an authentic cheesesteak. Find out where you can find the best cheesesteaks in the city here.
  • Looking for a list of Philadelphia's most popular attractions? Find them here. 
  • Philadelphia is also known as the "City of Neighborhoods" so check out this interactive map to see what the neighborhoods that make up Center City Philadelphia have to offer!
Traveling to  Philadelphia
Airport - Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
  • Cab fare from (PHL) to Downtown approximately $34
Train - 30th Street Station
  • Cab fare to Downtown approximately $10
Public Transit
Philadelphia’s excellent transit system is the best way to get around town. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, the nation’s fifth-largest transit system, is the most comprehensive bus/subway/commuter-rail system in the United States. SEPTA’s vast network of bus, subway, and trolley commuter services will get you anywhere you need to go — or at least very close.

If you’re ready to explore the region, the $12 One-Day Independence Pass allows you to travel on any and all SEPTA buses, trolleys, subways and trains, taking you everywhere from Bensalem to the Phillies, from Alden to the Art Museum or Springfield to South Street. Family passes are available for $29, offered to families of up to five where at least one member is 18 years of age. The One-Day Independence Pass may be purchased from the conductor on any Regional Rail train. Passes are also available at SEPTA Ticket and Sales Offices and online at

The Broad Street Line is great for going to a game or concert at the South Philadelphia Sports Complex, visiting one of South Philadelphia’s famous Italian Restaurants, getting between hotels and cultural attractions on Center City’s impressive Avenue of the Arts or getting to one of the many activities and cultural institutions in the burgeoning neighborhood surrounding Temple University in North Philadelphia

The Market-Frankford Line and Trolleys quickly connect several highly visited neighborhoods in Philadelphia and is great for traveling between Northern Liberties, Old City, the Historic District, Market East, the Convention Center and Chinatown, City Hall, Rittenhouse Square, University City, West Fairmount Park, Spruce Hill and many more.

And SEPTA Regional Rail connects you with all of the surrounding areas to conveniently take you to popular destinations like East Falls, Manayunk, Chestnut Hill, Mt. Airy, Ardmore’s Suburban Square, Villanova, Swarthmore, Doylestown, Downingtown, etc. In addition, SEPTA’s Airport Line directly connects the airport with Philadelphia’s Center City in under 25 minutes.