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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.
Don’t miss these hotspots
- Now Open: The Michener Art Museum Presents The Retrospective Paul Evans: Crossing Boundaries And Crafting Modernism, Through June 1
- The Borough Of Media Introduces Its First-Ever Restaurant Week With $30 Dinner Deals At More Than 20 Restaurants In The Area, March 9-13
- The Philadelphia Union Kicks Off Its Fifth Season Of Soccer Action At PPL Park With An Irish Night Home Opener On Saturday, March 15
- Weekend Picks: Final Days Of The Philadelphia Flower Show, First Friday Happenings Around The City, Craft Beer Express And More
- The Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival Returns With Five Philadelphia Premieres On Select Monday Evenings From March 10 To April 28
- Reminder: The Philadelphia Flower Show Kicks Off Its Final Days With A Live Q&A From Food Network Star Rachael Ray, Today At 1:30 P.M.
- Counter Culture Coffee Debuts Its Free Sustainable Spring Event Series Today, March 7, Continuing Every Friday Through March 28
- Tonight Picks: PAFA After Dark: Block Party, Special Happy Hours At Nomad Roman Pizza, The Trestle Inn And Howl At The Moon, Girls Night Out At The Flower Show And More
- Save The Date: The Roots Picnic Returns To Penn’s Landing On Saturday, May 31; Score $40 Pre-Sale Tickets Online Today Only!
- The Philadelphia History Museum Hosts A Discussion Of Local Growth In Conversations: Northern Liberties In Words & Film, Saturday, March 8
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Major League Soccer in the Philadelphia-region
The Philadelphia Union, the region’s first Major League Soccer club, has been thrilling soccer fans since their inaugural season in 2010.
Philly’s hometown team keeps it exciting season after season
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!
Fly, Eagles, Fly
The team for which Philadelphia bleeds green
The world’s oldest relay meet, held annually at the University of Pennsylvania
The nation’s largest and most important amateur track and field event held at the University of Pennsylvania.View More
Land of the free, home of the game
The Army-Navy game makes its return to Philadelphia in 2013 West Point and Annapolis square off for the 114th time.View More
Historic soccer rivalry at the home of the Philadelphia Union
The Black Knights of Army and the Midshipmen of Navy will continue their historic rivalry as they commemorate their 80th meeting in men’s soccer with a return to PPL Park over Veteran’s Day weekend..View More
Cooler than being cool
Home to local collegiate hockey games and many other on-ice activities, this 2,500-seat rink is the largest collegiate indoor arena in the state of Pennsylvania.View More
Historic home of Penn football
Operational since the turn of the 20th century, Franklin Field is a nearly 53,000-seat stadium best-known as the home of Penn football and the host of the annual international Penn Relays gathering.View More
The art of fielding
A beautiful green area situated between Penn’s campus and the Schuylkill River waterfront, Penn Park features open space and recreational facilities available to the public from 6 a.m. to midnight.View 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
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
It’s bumper to bumper at the Pennsylvania Convention Center
Catch a glimpse of the automotive industry’s latest creations at the Pennsylvania Convention Center during the 2014 Philadelphia Auto Show.View More
One of the most historic races in the country
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.View More