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Everyday is a good day for a picnic
Specializing in gourmet prepared foods, this carryout cafe also offers both indoor and outdoor seating for onsite indulging in decadent desserts, hearty sandwiches and more. Most ingredients are seasonal and sourced locally.View More
A public fishing pier, picnic spot and nature oasis in Pennsport
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Built as a place for passive recreation, Pier 68 is an angler’s delight with a dedicated space for casting lines and built in fish-cleaning stations. Native trees and plants provide shade in the picnic grove and a cutout in the pier surface allows visitors to watch the tide rise and fall.
1950 by Carl Milles
From the Art Museum it’s just 1.5 miles to Carl Milles’s wonderful Playing Angels on Kelly Drive.View More
Philadelphia’s annual walk of Gay Pride
Sunday, June 12, 2016View More
Held every year in June during Nation Gay Pride Month, the LGBT Pride Parade and Festival brings more than 25,000 participators to Philadelphia for a march down Broad Street and a party at Penn’s Landing.
1943, cast 1953 by Jacques Lipchitz
In Lipchitz’s artistic version of the classic tale, he created an optimistic prediction of human victory over evil.View More
A full day of rowing, food and fun on the banks of the Schuylkill River
Test yourself against a deep field of hundreds of other master’s rowers at this annual rowing extravaganza, held on the famous Schuylkill River racecourse in Philadelphia.
Enter (or watch) as many races are you care to, but be prepared for a challenging 1,000-meter course, which starts at St. Joseph University’s Boathouse and finishes by the storied Fairmount Park Grandstands.View More
Relaxing waterfront respite in the heart of the city
The Race Street Pier on the Delaware River Waterfront is a relaxing respite in the heart of the city.View More
Rock climbing and whitewater hotspot in this park along Tohickon Creek
Rock climbing and whitewater hotspot in this park along Tohickon CreekView More
Head to an urban farm, complete with fall treats and a real tractor
Saturday, October 15, 2016View More
Reading Terminal Market is undoubtedly one of the best places to savor the bounty of fall, and this autumn, visitors are invited to do just that during the annual Harvest Festival.
A special day to discover America’s history along Germantown Avenue
Saturday, October 1, 2016View More
Revolutionary Germantown Festival celebrates the rich history of the Germantown neighborhood and features the annual reenactment of the Battle of Germantown, the only military battle ever fought within the borders of Philadelphia.
Philadelphia’s only amphibious sightseeing tour
Take a ride on Philadelphia’s only amphibious sightseeing tour.View More
More than 2,600 acres of gently rolling woodlands and meadows
Just 16 miles from Center City Philadelphia, Ridley Creek State Park offers myriad options: guided trail rides on horseback, fly fishing in Ridley Creek (which is always well-stocked with trout) or wandering through the park’s 2,600 acres of woodlands and meadows. When it snows, try cross-country skiing or tobogganing.View More
Want weird geology? Try a seven-acre field of boulders that ring like bells
Want weird geology? Try a seven-acre of field of boulders that ring like bellsView More
Celebrate spring at Philadelphia’s poshest spring festival
May 21, 2016View More
One of Philadelphia’s most popular spring festivals, the annual Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival attracts more than 50,000 people from across the region to Rittenhouse Square for one awesome Saturday each May.
Philadelphia’s most popular town square
Rittenhouse Square is as popular with residents as it is with visitors. In the picturesque, tree-lined streets surrounding the park, you will find charming townhomes, luxurious spas, amazing eateries, jewelry stores and the highest of high-end fashion boutiques.View More
“Circle the Square” with fine art
September 16-18, 2016View More
Now in its 89th year, the Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show has the long-running distinction of being the nation’s oldest outdoor original artwork show.
An eight mile path for running, walking or biking
One of Philadelphia’s most popular outdoor attractions, a scenic, eight-mile loop around the riverView More
Largest riverfront festival in Delaware County
A full day of concerts, food and fun more on the Chester riverfront.View More
See the skyline from the Delaware River
A 12-minute scenic river tour gives you the opportunity to see sensational views of waterfront highlights and the City of Philadelphia’s spectacular skyline, all while floating down the impressive Delaware River.View More
An indoor ice rink beneath I-95
Hockey is a way of life for the regulars at Rizzo Rink, but casual skaters are welcome to don their blades and round the ice for public hours, Wednesday through Sunday.View More
13.1- and 3.1-mile races followed by free concerts
September 17-18, 2016View More
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon & 5K returns in September, bringing together fitness and music as runners head down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and along the Schuylkill River before taking in a free concert at Eakins Oval.
A super-fun, all-helicopter air show for the whole family
A super-fun, all-helicopter air show for the whole familyView More
Outdoor recreation for all
Just across 4th Street from Jefferson Square Park, Sacks Playground satisfies the neighborhood’s active crew with a pool, baseball fields, basketball courts.View More
One of the largest unfragmented woodlands in Chester County
A 500-acre nature preserve ideal for walking and hiking, Sadsbury Woods is also an important habitat for interior nesting birds and small mammals.View More
An annual Mexican fiesta commemorating the Battle of Puebla
A springtime tradition honoring victory at the Battle of Puebla, Carnaval de Puebla features a raucous, joyful parade of vibrant costumed dancers, who march from Deep South Philly’s Mexican neighborhoods and convene for a large outdoor party on Washington Avenue.View More
Old World winemaking meets New World techniques
Modeled after the Bratislava Castle in the owners’ native Czechoslovakia, Sand Castle Winery produces wines using Old World techniques. Oenophiles and new wine fans alike can sip and sample while experiencing the winery’s daily activities, or order wine and hors d’oeuvres from the winery’s kitchen and settle onto the terrace overlooking the picturesque vineyards in the Bucks County countryside.View More
Trees of life
Owned and maintained by Penn’s adjacent Presbyterian Medical Center, Saunders Park is a dog-friendly revitalized green space anchoring the western side of Powelton Village.View More
Philadelphia’s newest riverfront destination for playing, living, working and having fun
Philadelphia’s riverfront destination for playing, living, working and having fun.View More
Riverfront path providing easy access to the Schuylkill Banks
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The Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk is a breathtaking, 2,000-foot-long pathway that extends the Schuylkill River Trail from Locust to South Street. The scenic path allows pedestrians, runners and bicyclists to literally walk over river to some of the best skyline views around.
Explore the natural world
Six miles of hiking trails traverse the 340 acres of woods, streams, ponds, and fields of the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, the one of the first environmental education facility established within the limits of a major metropolitan area in the country.View More