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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 that highlight the diverse plant and animal life in the area.View More
Civil war memorial with a romantic side
The Smith Memorial commemorates Pennsylvania’s military heroes of the Civil War.View More
Fun, free and family-friendly for more than 100 years
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.”View More
1954 by Jacob Epstein
The elongated figures of Jacob Epstein’s Social Consciousness suggest sympathy, tenderness and sorrow for human suffering.View More
Massive outdoor street party to celebrate the season
May 2View More
Get outside and celebrated the season during the third annual South Street Spring Festival. Held on the first weekend in May, the FREE outdoor festival brings thousands to South Street for a day of food, music and family-friendly fun .
Cruise the Delaware River in style
For three decades, the Spirit of Philadelphia has provided a unique combination of dining, dancing, entertainment and incredible skyline views on the Delaware River.View More
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.View More
Longwood Gardens’ celebration of spring
April 4 – May 31View More
At Longwood Gardens, tulips, dogwoods, wisteria, native azaleas, columbines, snapdragons, bluebells and more herald spring’s arrival both indoors and out during the Spring Blooms display, on view through May 31. Breathe in the fresh air and relish the beauty of the gardens, where every day something new bursts into bloom.
Exciting zip line canopy tours through the treetops
Try a zipline Canopy Tour for a trip up into the treetopsView More
Summertime haven, presented by Univest/Valley Green Bank, returns
Now openView More
Good things come to those who wait. Last year’s blockbuster summer attraction on the Delaware River Waterfront, Spruce Street Harbor Park, is making its grand return on Memorial Day weekend.
Boutique winery using solar power and natural farming techniques
Boutique 15-acre winery using solar power and natural farming techniques.View More
William Penn’s powerful agent-secretary, James Logan, made Stenton his country seat
Ben Franklin thought it was worth the trip to Germantown’s Stenton, one of the grandest houses of its time. Original hardwood floors, enormous multi-paned windows, 18th-century furniture, huge fireplaces, icehouse and a barn with pre-industrial agricultural tools can be found on a tour of the early Georgian-style estate of James Logan, secretary to Pennsylvania founder William Penn.View More
Strawberries as far as the eye can see
May 2 -3View More
Celebrate spring at Peddler’s Village’s celebrated Strawberry Festival, where festive foods, children’s activities, pie-eating contests and a lively lineup of family entertainment are just some of the weekend’s exciting attractions.
Upscale outdoor shopping — with a farmers’ market
Ardmore’s Suburban Square is a pedestrian-friendly upscale outdoor shopping center that serves as one of the Main Line’s high-end shopping destinations.
The tradition continues today, with a recently updated farmers’ market and an upscale vintage outdoor market, the Clover Market.View More
Outdoor concerts on the Delaware River Waterfront all summer long
All summer long, Penn’s Landing is home to exciting live music on the Delaware River Waterfront.View More
A garden for all seasons
Among the oldest operational community gardens in Philly, Summer Winter provides Powelton Village residents the unique opportunity to connect with community through the shared skills of growing and harvesting.View More
Get your fill of sweet treats — for a great cause!
What better way to raise money for children with leukemia than to eat your favorite kind of ice cream?View More
The 25th annual 5K run/walk to fight breast cancer
May 10View More
This Mother’s Day, the Philadelphia Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure invites everyone in the Delaware Valley and beyond to celebrate 25 years of fighting to end breast cancer at the annual Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure.
The largest sailing event in North America set sail for Philly
June 24-28View More
Billowing sails will waft in the breeze when the Tall Ships Challenge Philadelphia Camden 2015 pulls into port. Visitors can catch a glimpse, step aboard and even set sail on the ships, which will dock at Penn’s Landing and the Camden Waterfront.
One of the most prestigious single day bike races in North America
The highest-ranked, longest and richest single day road race in North AmericaView More
Leading outdoor adventures
Find a group of fellow travelers with this outdoor-adventure companyView More
8 weeks of free outdoor movie screenings in parks across the city
The Awesome Fest returns for the summer with free movie nights at multiple locations all across Philadelphia.View More
A walk through the birthplace of our nation
The Constitutional Walking Tour provides visitors with a primary overview of the Independence National Historical Park area by connecting the buildings and places where the events of the American Revolution transpired.View More
A community zoo dedicated to habitat conservation
The zoo started as a municipal operation in 1924, but in 1985, Norristown turned over the management of what was then an eight-acre park to the Norristown Zoological Society. It has since doubled in size, adding an aviary in 1995, an indoor reptile house in 1996 and a grasslands exhibit in two phases in 1997 and 2002.View More
Offering fresh foods, grown on farms throughout the Philadelphia region
Find an open-air market in just about any neighborhood, throughout Philadelphia and The CountrysideView More
Pop-up park returning for two weekends this October
Reopens July 15View More
The Oval, a popular pop-up open-air public space on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, returns for two weekends in October. After a fantastic summer of family-friendly fun, food trucks, live music and an incredible beer garden, The Oval is returning with an autumn-centric celebration.
Animals and plants thrive at America’s first zoo
One of the best laid-out and most animal-packed zoos in the country, the Philadelphia Zoo is set among a charming 42-acre Victorian garden with tree-lined walks, formal shrubbery, ornate iron cages and animal sculptures.View More
A European-style open space surrounded by shops, restaurants and galleries
A European-style open space surrounded by shops, restaurants and galleriesView More
Three months of ice skating in the shadow of City Hall
Open through February 22View More
The brand-new Dilworth Park has transformed the west side of City Hall into a multi-use public plaza. This winter, the transformation continues in the form of an awesome ice rink.
27 acres of environmentally conscious outdoor art
Raising environmental awareness through the arts is the focus of the Sculpture Park at Abington Art Center, set among the rolling lawns of an elegant manor house. Art lovers aren’t the only ones drawn to this outdoor gallery. Birdwatchers and picnickers also enjoy the grounds, while children are invited to participate in a range of hands-on activities.View More