5 Philly Snapchat Accounts You Need to Follow

August 31, 2016

Like most Americans these days, I spend a good chunk of my day on social media, reading news, keeping up with friends, and consuming content across a couple different platforms (we all have our favorites).

And like a good millennial, mine happens to be Snapchat. Not because I like snapping selfies of myself with classic dog ears, although I do this more than I’d like to admit. Snapchat a platform where stories come to life in a near-constantly inventive way. It’s a fascinating platform that’s always keeping us on our toes. 

But with so many interesting accounts out there, it’s hard to know who to follow, or even where to begin. And for us Philadelphians who  So to not leave you hanging, we went through some of our Philly faves to get you started.

Guides to Philly

Visit Philly  

Image: Visit Philly/screenshot 

Username: visitphilly

Visit Philly is well-known for championing the city of Brotherly Love and giving prospective tourists an inside look into the truly excellent things our city has to offer. They bring all of this to their Snapchat account, which launched earlier this summer. You can expect to experience tours of well-known attractions like the Magic Gardens, the Seaport Museum, and coverage of citywide live events like Wawa Welcome America.

Can’t Miss: Things to try and see in Philly, fun contests


Image via philly.com/screenshot

Username:  phillydotcom

Philly.com fired up their Snapchat game earlier than most folks. You can expect to see tons of local news and event coverage. Think major events like Made in America and the annual Wing Bowl. You’ll also get insight into some of the hottest trends, like when they wove a story out of the best places in town to catch some wild Pokemon.

Can’t Miss: Exclusive event coverage, a new side of the city. 

Sneak Peeks


Image via URBN/screenshot

Username:  urbanout & freepeople

The URBN brand has two accounts, Urban Outfitters & Free People, that take you behind the scenes of some of the cutest photo shoots, community outreach events and even road trips across the country. There’s always something new going on. And, if you are lucky, you might catch them during a sweet-as-heck giveaway.

Can’t Miss:  Lots & lots of photo shoot videos, career opportunities, and instant giveaways


Image via Saxby’s Coffee/screenshot

Username: saxbyscoffee

Saxbys goes behind the counter of over 30 different cafés with their barista-run Snapchat. You’ll get the chance to meet the friendly staff, learn what it takes to be a barista, and see how coffee is brewed from start to finish. It’s an obvious choice for any coffee lover.

Can’t Miss:  Awesome coffee art, classic #TeamSelfies, an inside scoop on how your fave drinks get made


Philadelphia 76ers

Image via Philadelphia 76ers/screenshot

Username: sixers

The Philadelphia 76ers Snapchat game is real strong. Not only do they give you exclusive access to events like the NBA Draft, they deliver the perfect combination of friendly, fun and hilarious snaps. If you ever wondered what it’s like to hang courtside with professional basketball players and their devoted fans, then this account is definitely for you.

Can’t Miss: Who’s sitting courtside, slam dunks, and player takeovers

Did we miss any excellent local Snapchat accounts? Let us know in the comments!