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  • Rittenhouse Square

    Philadelphia’s most popular town square

    Rittenhouse 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.

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  • Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show

    “Circle the Square” with fine art

    The Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show welcomes more than 140 artists from the Philadelphia area and beyond.

    On the first Friday through Sunday of June, a popular outdoor art show fills Rittenhouse Square

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  • River Drives Recreation Path

    An eight mile path for running, walking or biking

    One of Philadelphia’s most popular outdoor attractions, a scenic, eight-mile loop around the river

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  • Riverfront Ramble

    Largest riverfront festival in Delaware County

    The popular Food Festival at Marcus Hook

    A full day of concerts, food and fun more on the Chester riverfront.

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  • RiverLink Ferry

    See the skyline from the Delaware River

    RiverLink Ferry on 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.

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  • Rizzo Rink

    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.

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  • Rotorfest at the American Helicopter Museum

    A super-fun, all-helicopter air show for the whole family

    A super-fun, all-helicopter air show for the whole family

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  • Sacks Playground

    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.

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  • Sadsbury Woods Preserve

    One of the largest unfragmented woodlands in Chester County

    Sadsbury Woods Preserve

    A 500-acre nature preserve ideal for walking and hiking, Sadsbury Woods is also an important habitat for interior nesting birds and small mammals.

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  • San Mateo Carnavalero

    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.

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  • Sand Castle Winery

    Old World winemaking meets New World techniques

    Sand Castle has tasting rooms in Phoenixville and Warrington in addition to its Erwinna location.

    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.

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  • Saunders Park

    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.

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  • Schuylkill Banks

    Philadelphia’s newest riverfront destination for playing, living, working and having fun

    Kayaking in the Schuylkill River

    Philadelphia’s riverfront destination for playing, living, working and having fun.

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  • Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk

    Riverfront path providing easy access to the Schuylkill Banks

    The Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk is a 2,000-foot-long, riverside path connecting Locust and Broad Streets.

    Now open
    Extending the popular Schuylkill River Trail, the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk is a 2,000-foot-long concrete pathway along the shoreline from Locust to South Streets. The pathway connects to the South Street Bridge via a 460-foot-long ramp that provides pedestrian, bicycle and ADA-compliant access to the Schuylkill River Trail.

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  • Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

    Explore the natural world

    Wind Dance Pond

    Explore the natural world in the city’s largest privately owned open space

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  • Schuylkill River Trail

    A 26.5-mile, multi-use path from Philadelphia to Phoenixville

    The 26.5-mile trail is a favorite for bicycle clubs, families, runners and walkers

    This 26.5-mile recreational path runs along the Schuylkill River from Center City Philadelphia to Phoenixville in Chester County.

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  • Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College

    A garden of ideas to inspire home gardeners

    A garden of ideas, with more than 4,000 kinds of ornamental trees and plants on the Swarthmore College campus.

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  • Seaport Parade of Lights

    A holiday lighting celebration unlike any other in town

    The Seaport Parade of Lights features both pleasure boats and working vessels decked out in fabulous decorations and lights.

    The Seaport Parade of Lights features both pleasure boats and working vessels decked out in fabulous decorations and lights. Before the parade, head to the Independence Seaport Museum, which is hosting the parade, for holiday activities and festivities.

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  • Sesame Place

    Nation’s only theme park based entirely on the award-winning television show, Sesame Street®

    Meet your favorite furry friends at Sesame Place.

    Visitors will love the park’s newest addition – Cookie’s Monster Land! This colorful and imaginative new land features five exciting rides, a three-story net climb and a soft play area for toddlers.

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  • Shakespeare Memorial

    1926 by Alexander Stirling Calder

    The Philadelphia Shakespeare Memorial.

    A morose Hamlet leans his head against a knife, while a laughing jester, Touchstone, lounges against him.

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  • Shofuso – The Japanese House and Garden

    Serenity and elegance in Fairmount Park

    The Japanese House and Garden

    Enter a place of harmony and tranquility, where the large stone statue of the Buddhist deity Jizo keeps silent watch over the Shofuso in its home away from home in Fairmount Park. Explore the Pine Breeze Villa, fragrant from its tatami mats and hinoki bark roof; across the wooden bridge, a tea garden leads past lanterns to the ceremonial teahouse complex.

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  • Silver Lake Nature Center

    235 acres for kayaking, bird walks, pond tours and seasonal festivals

    Silver Lake Nature Center features a butterfly garden, lakes, marshes, meadows, a bog and 4.5 miles of nature trails.

    Silver Lake Nature Center features a butterfly garden, lakes, marshes, meadows, a bog and 4.5 miles of nature trails that highlight the diverse plant and animal life in the area.

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  • Smith Memorial Arch

    1897–1912, Various Artists

    The Smith Memorial Arch.

    The Smith Memorial commemorates Pennsylvania’s military heroes of the Civil War.

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  • Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse

    Fun, free and family-friendly for more than 100 years

    Playing at Smith

    Located in a six-acre, wooded parkland in beautiful East Fairmount Park, this century-old landmark is home to a four-story, 24,000-square-foot “play mansion,” iconic 44-foot wooden slide and state-of-the-art Play Pod filled with a giant see-saw and spinning “jungle gyms.”

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  • Social Consciousness

    1954 by Jacob Epstein

    Social Consciousness

    The elongated figures of Jacob Epstein’s Social Consciousness suggest sympathy, tenderness and sorrow for human suffering.

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  • South Street Headhouse Spring Festival

    Massive outdoor street party to celebrate the season

    Celebrate spring with the South Street Headhouse Spring Festival and Brauhaus Schmitz Maifest.

    Get out and celebrate the season during the second annual South Street Headhouse Spring Festival

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  • Spirit of Philadelphia

    Cruise the Delaware River in style

    The Spirit of Philadelphia

    For three decades, the Spirit of Philadelphia has provided a unique combination of dining, dancing, entertainment and incredible skyline views on the Delaware River.

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  • Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour

    The newest way to see some of Philly’s best haunted attractions

    Take a spooky stroll through Old City on a tour that’s one part history, two parts haunt.

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  • Spring Blooms at Longwood Gardens

    March 29 – May 19: Longwood Gardens’ celebration of spring

    Spring at Longwood Gardens.

    Explore hundreds of acres abloom with the beauty of spring at Longwood Gardens.

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  • Spring Mountain

    Exciting zip line canopy tours through the treetops

    Climb high up in the trees with the Spring Mountain Canopy Tour.

    Try a zipline Canopy Tour for a trip up into the treetops

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