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Schuylkill River Park

Schuylkill River Park

Just a few blocks from the heart of Center City Philadelphia, Schuylkill River Park, a long swath of green space along the edge of the Schuylkill River, offers numerous opportunities for outdoor recreation. In addition to trails for running, biking and rollerblading, the park features a dog park, community garden,...

Credit: Photo by M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Parks & Gardens, Skylines

Love Park

Love Park

JFK Plaza—more commonly known as Love Park—welcomes businesspeople on their lunch breaks and visitors who want to capture an iconic Philly picture in front of the Love sculpture. From the urban oasis, people can view City Hall in one direction and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in the other. The fountain,...

Credit: Photo by M. Fischetti for VISIT PHILADELPHIA™

Tags: Icons, Outdoors, Parks & Gardens, Public Art

Independence Mall

Independence Mall

What better place to stroll and relax than Independence Mall? It’s the same place where Washington, Franklin and Jefferson walked around this area countless times, all while envisioning a new nation. Dubbed “America’s most historic square mile,” Independence National Historical Park encompasses some of the country’s most treasured icons, including...

Credit: Photo by D. Cruz for VISIT PHILADELPHIA™

Tags: Ben Franklin, Historic Philadelphia, History, Icons, Museums & Attractions, Parks & Gardens

Schuylkill River Rowing

Schuylkill River Rowing

On the western edge of Center City Philadelphia, the calm, sheltered waters of the Schuylkill River have made it one of the world’s most coveted regatta sites. And the view is especially beautiful in the spring when cherry blossoms line the river....

Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Outdoors, Spring

Rittenhouse Square

Rittenhouse Square

One of five original squares planned by city founder William Penn in the late 17th century, Rittenhouse Square sits in the middle of some of the most desirable addresses in Philadelphia. High-rise residences, luxury apartments, an office tower, popular restaurants and retail stores surround the tree-filled park, which offers an...

Credit: Photo by M. Edlow for VISIT PHILADELPHIA™

Tags: Outdoors, Parks & Gardens, Spring

South Street Headhouse District Spring Festival

South Street Headhouse District Spring Festival

One of the liveliest streets in Philadelphia gets even more animated during the South Street Headhouse District Spring Festival—eight blocks of food, drinks, live music and shopping. Two celebrations in one, the festival also includes Maifest hosted by Brauhaus Schmitz. That means even more activity and fun, of a German...

Credit: Photo by M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Events, Neighborhoods & Towns, Spring

Philadelphia Skyline

Philadelphia Skyline

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

Credit: Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Ben Franklin, Skylines

Philadelphia Skyline

Philadelphia Skyline

Built in 1926, the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, which traverses the Delaware River, connects Philadelphia, the nation’s fifth largest city, and New Jersey. More than 100,000 cars, dozens of pedestrians and high-speed rail lines cross the bridge daily....

Credit: Photo by B. Krist for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Icons, Skylines

Philadelphia Skyline

Philadelphia Skyline

Sleek, modern buildings dominate Philadelphia’s skyline. Until 1987, a gentlemen’s agreement limited building construction to the height of City Hall. Today, lights emanate from dozens of buildings, making the nation’s fifth largest city sparkle....

Credit: Photo by M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Architecture, Icons, Skylines

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