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Locust Walk

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 back to the late 1800s. Home to Penn and Drexel University, West Philadelphia is known as the region’s hub for education and science, but its...

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Fall, Neighborhoods & Towns, Parks & Gardens

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-friendly, Local Food, Parks & Gardens

The Spring Gardens

The Spring Gardens

A community garden located in Philadelphia’s Spring Garden neighborhood, the aptly named Spring Gardens was built and is maintained exclusively by residents. The former vacant lot now serves as an outdoor classroom, offering seasonal cooking workshops, gardening classes and tours. And the skyline view provides the perfect backdrop for the...

Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Outdoors, Parks & Gardens, Skylines

Skyline from Drexel Park

Skyline from Drexel Park

Located in West Philadelphia’s Powelton Village neighborhood, Drexel Park boasts arguably the best skyline view of Center City Philadelphia. Residents and students flock to the 2.5-acre oasis for its walking paths, benches and open green space, where picnics, Frisbee games, reading and sunbathing are the main activities. Separated from downtown...

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Neighborhoods & Towns, Outdoors, Parks & Gardens, Skylines

Thanksgiving Day Parade

Thanksgiving Day Parade

Philadelphia’s annual Thanksgiving Day Parade, the oldest parade of its kind in the country, finishes in grand fashion at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. A treat for the whole family, the 1.4-mile parade features massive balloons, marching bands, choirs and dance groups....

Credit: Photo by M. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Events, Family-friendly, Holidays

Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary

Located in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia, Eastern State Penitentiary was one of the most famous prisons in the world, with a list of former inmates that includes bank robber “Slick Willie” Sutton and gangster Al Capone. No longer in use, the crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers are a...

Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Architecture, History, Museums & Attractions

Scarecrow Festival, Peddler’s Village

Scarecrow Festival, Peddler’s Village

One of the most popular features of Peddler’s Village’s Scarecrow Festival is the scarecrow-making workshop, where participants have access to everything they need to make a silly or serious scarecrow creation. The weekend also includes pumpkin painting, pumpkin-pie eating contests and live music....

Credit: Photo by A. Sinagoga for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Events, Fall, Family-friendly, Holidays

Spruce Street Harbor Park

Spruce Street Harbor Park

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation’s new Spruce Street Harbor Park offers a summer getaway right in Philly. From June 27 through August 31, visitors can enjoy festivals, concerts and movies on the Great Plaza; relax in one of the giant hammocks in the Hammock Lounge; cool off under the Mist...

Credit: Photo by M. Edlow for VISIT PHILADELPHIA™

Tags: Outdoors, Parks & Gardens, Summer

PHS Pop Up Garden

PHS Pop Up Garden

Pennsylvania Horticultural Center features a second season of its incredibly popular PHS Pop Up Garden. Following the inaugural Broad Street edition in 2013, the 2014 pop-up garden takes over the lot next to Jamaican Jerk Hut on South Street in Philadelphia’s Graduate Hospital neighborhood. Guests enjoy craft beer, tropical cocktails,...

Credit: Photo by M. Fischetti for VISIT PHILADELPHIA™

Tags: Alfresco Dining, Dining & Restaurants, Fall, Nightlife, Summer

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