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West Chester

West Chester

With charm to spare, West Chester’s low-key buzz delights visitors with its array of restaurants, funky shops and walkable downtown. Home to a large university, this county seat’s downtown, located less than an hour from Center City, Philadelphia, exudes both a youthful vibrancy and casual chic....

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Fall, Neighborhoods & Towns

Valley Green

Valley Green

Enveloped by lush foliage, hikers, bikers and even horses can meander along miles of secluded, gentle trails in Valley Green, part of Philadelphia’s 9,200-acre Fairmount Park. With the soothing sounds of the Wissahickon Creek bubbling in the background, Valley Green’s rolling hills, shaded woodlands and natural landscapes provide a quiet...

Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Fall, Outdoors

Independence Hall

Independence Hall

Autumn colors flank Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, the birthplace of the United States of America and one of only 20 World Heritage sites in the country. It is here that the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776; the Articles of Confederation, uniting the 13 colonies, were ratified in 1781; and...

Credit: Photo by C. Smyth for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Fall, Historic Philadelphia, History, Icons, Museums & Attractions

Pumpkinland at Linvilla Orchards

Pumpkinland at Linvilla Orchards

Throughout the year, families visit Delaware County’s 300-acre Linvilla Orchards to pick their own in-season fruits and vegetables—and try the traditional, oh-so-good homemade pies. Around Halloween,the farm plays up the tricks and treats during Pumpkinland, a festival that includes a maze, hayrides,pick-your-own apples, a jack o’ lantern exhibit, face painting,...

Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Events, Fall, Family, Parks & Gardens

Scarecrow Festival, Peddler’s Village

Scarecrow Festival, Peddler’s Village

Held each fall, the Scarecrow Festival at Peddler’s Village in Lahaska, Pennsylvania, features scarecrow-making workshops, pumpkin painting and an exhibition of colorful scarecrows, which are judged for a competition....

Credit: Photo by A. Sinagoga for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Events, Fall, Family, Holidays

Love Sculpture at Locust Walk

Love Sculpture at Locust Walk

The tree-lined Locust Walk on the University of Pennsylvania campus is one of the city’s most pleasant spaces, with Gothic ivy-covered red brick buildings dating to the late 1800s and one of Robert Indiana’s famous LOVE sculptures. (There’s another one in Center City—currently at City Hall's Dilworth Park while LOVE...

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia®

Tags: Fall, Icons, Neighborhoods & Towns, Parks & Gardens, Public Art

Midtown Village Fall Festival

Midtown Village Fall Festival

In a neighborhood that’s always ready for a party, the Midtown Village Fall Festival is a highlight of Philadelphia’s busy fall festival season. Usually held the first Sunday in October, it draws thousands to Midtown Village/Washington Square West/the Gayborhood (depends who you ask!) for a day of family entertainment, food,...

Credit: Photo J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Events, Fall, Neighborhoods & Towns

Red Owl Tavern

Red Owl Tavern

Attached to the Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, Red Owl Tavern serves up handcrafted cocktails made with fresh-squeezed juices, along with house-cured charcuterie and classic dishes with an international twist. When dining outdoors, visitors are also treated to stunning views of Independence Mall....

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Alfresco Dining, Dining & Restaurants, Historic Philadelphia

Philadelphia Skyline

Philadelphia Skyline

Taken from the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, this city scene includes the culture-heavy Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the iconic City Hall and the towering Comcast Center....

Credit: Photo by C. Smyth for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Ben Franklin, Skylines

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