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A view of PPL Park on the Delaware River Waterfront, home to the Philadelphia Union. Credit: Philadelphia Union

Whether you’re more interested in watching the big game or doing the exercising yourself, we’ve got you covered. Sure, Philly’s a big city, but within town, or just minutes away, there are some great sports facilities, endless recreational activities, gigantic parks and beautiful gardens.

For visitors to Philadelphia who are passionate about the great outdoors, a visit to Fairmount Park — the world’s largest municipal park — is just the beginning. Opportunities for everything from hiking and biking to blading, boating and floating are all within easy reach of Center City.

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  • Philadelphia Union

    Major League Soccer in the Philadelphia-region

    Philadelphia Union captain Danny Califf fires up the crowd

    The Philadelphia Union, the region’s first Major League Soccer club, has been thrilling soccer fans since their inaugural season in 2010.

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  • Philadelphia Phillies

    Philly’s hometown team keeps it exciting season after season

    Philadelphia Phillies

    Be there for all the action as one of the most exciting teams in baseball thrills their fans night-in and night-out in their fantastic South Philadelphia ballpark. Catch all the home runs, all the diving catches and all the fan giveaways — not to mention the always spirited Philly Phanatic — when you head to Citizens Bank Park!

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  • Philadelphia Eagles

    Fly, Eagles, Fly

    Philadelphia Eagles

    The team for which Philadelphia bleeds green

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  • Philadelphia Phillies

    Philly’s hometown team keeps it exciting season after season

    Philadelphia Phillies

    Be there for all the action as one of the most exciting teams in baseball thrills their fans night-in and night-out in their fantastic South Philadelphia ballpark. Catch all the home runs, all the diving catches and all the fan giveaways — not to mention the always spirited Philly Phanatic — when you head to Citizens Bank Park!

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  • The Palestra

    A veritable cathedral of college basketball

    Checking out a basketball game at The Palestra

    The most storied gymnasium in the history of collegiate athletics.

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  • Philadelphia Auto Show

    It’s bumper to bumper at the Pennsylvania Convention Center

    The Philadelphia Auto Show

    January 31-February 8
    Catch a glimpse of the automotive industry’s latest creations at the Pennsylvania Convention Center during the 2015 Philadelphia Auto Show.

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  • The Penn Relays

    The world’s oldest relay meet, held annually at the University of Pennsylvania

    A late April tradition, the annual Penn Relay Carnival is now in its 121st year, making it the world’s first and most widely recognized relay meet.

    April 23 – 25
    The Penn Relay Carnival is now in its 121st year and is the world’s first and most widely recognized relay meet. More than 100,000 spectators attend the annual racing event to see the world’s top track athletes compete at Franklin Field.

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  • Iron Hill Twilight Criterium

    Sunset bike race through streets of downtown West Chester

    Hundreds of cyclists will take to the streets of West Chester for the Iron Hill Twilight Criterium

    August 8
    Hundreds of cyclists, including national professionals and locals, will challenge themselves on the streets of downtown West Chester during the 10th annual Iron Hill Twilight Criterium.

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  • Blue Cross Broad Street Run

    A 10-mile road race along Philadelphia’s historic Broad Street

    The Broad Street Run

    May 3
    The 10-mile, point-to-point course is a gentle downgrade that runs from the northern edge of Philadelphia down to its southern tip.

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  • Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta

    The largest collegiate regatta in the United States

    Dad Vail Regatta on the Schuylkill

    May 8-9
    The Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta is a two-day race held on the Schuylkill River in beautiful Fairmount Park, one of the most famous and scenic rowing routes in the world.

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  • Philadelphia International Cycling Classic

    World-famous bike race highlighting the famous Manayunk Wall

    Cyclists take on the Manayunk Wall

    June 7
    Professional and amateur cyclists alike will have the opportunity to tackle the infamous “Manayunk Wall” during the Philadelphia International Cycling Classic.

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  • Lincoln Financial Field

    The Eagles’ Nest

    Lincoln Financial Field

    Lincoln Financial Field, the official home of the Philadelphia Eagles, opened to the public in 2003 and has been garnering praise ever since.

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  • Philadelphia Marathon

    One of the most historic races in the country

    Runners pass through Manayunk during the Philadelphia Marathon.

    November 21 – 23
    One of the most historic races in the nation, the Philadelphia Marathon covers fast and mostly flat terrain, crossing the heart of Philadelphia and some of the city’s most iconic landmarks — including Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross House and the Liberty Bell.

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  • Thomas Eakins Head of the Schuylkill Regatta

    An exciting, two-day race that draws fans from around the world

    Enjoy a great fall weekend in Fairmount Park and take in a picturesque fall regatta at the Thomas Eakins Head of the Schuylkill Regatta

    October 24 – 25
    Enjoy a great fall weekend in Fairmount Park and take in a picturesque fall regatta at the Thomas Eakins Head of the Schuylkill Regatta, one of the longest running head races in the country.

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  • Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival

    A colorful celebration of an ancient Chinese tradition

    Stroll up Kelly Drive along the Schuylkill River for an unusually colorful and dramatic regatta, the Philadelphia Dragon Boat Festival, Philadelphia’s annual celebration of an ancient Chinese tradition.

    Saturday, October 3
    Stroll up Kelly Drive along the Schuylkill River for an unusually colorful and dramatic regatta, the Philadelphia Dragon Boat Festival, Philadelphia’s annual celebration of an ancient Chinese tradition.

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  • Philadelphia Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon

    13.1-mile race followed by a free concert

    The Philadelphia Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon returns in September, bringing together fitness and music.

    October 31
    The Philadelphia Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon 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.

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  • The Stephen Starr-Garry Maddox Barbecue Challenge

    Sample some of Philly’s best BBQ outside the ballpark

    The annual Stephen Starr-Garry Maddox Barbecue Challenge pits some of the city’s best BBQ dishes against each other — then has attendees vote on the best. Bonus: It’s all for a good cause.

    The annual Stephen Starr-Garry Maddox Barbecue Challenge pits some of the city’s best BBQ dishes against each other — then has attendees vote on the best. Bonus: It’s all for a good cause.

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  • Army – Navy Game

    Land of the free, home of the game

    Army / Navy Game

    The Army-Navy game makes its return to Philadelphia in 2015. Cadets from West Point and and Midshipmen from Annapolis will square off at Lincoln Financial Field for the 116th matchup between the historic rivals.

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