The best Outdoor Activities in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania)

Independence National Historical Park
  • Independence National Historical Park

    Independence National Historical Park is a United States National Park in Philadelphia that preserves several sites associated with the American Revolution and the nation's founding history. Administered by the National Park Service, the 55-acre (22 ha) park comprises much of Philadelphia's most-visited historic district. The park has been nicknamed "America's most historic square mile" because of its abundance of historic landmarks, and the park sites are located within the Old City and Society Hill neighborhoods of Philadelphia. The centerpiece of the ...
Benjamin Franklin Parkway
  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway

    Benjamin Franklin Parkway is a scenic boulevard that runs through the cultural heart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Named for Founding Father Benjamin Franklin, the mile-long Parkway cuts diagonally across the grid plan pattern of Center City's Northwest quadrant. It starts at Philadelphia City Hall, curves around Logan Circle, and ends before the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Philadelphia Zoo
  • Philadelphia Zoo

    3400 W Girard Ave (at 34th St) Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
    The Philadelphia Zoo’s 42-acre Victorian garden is home to more than 1,300 animals, many of them rare and endangered. The Zoo, fulfilling its mission of conservation, science, education and recreation, supports and engages in conservation efforts to protect endangered species around the world.
Spring Garden, Philadelphia
  • Spring Garden, Philadelphia

    Spring Garden is a neighborhood in central Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, bordering Center City on the north. Spring Garden is a neighborhood that combines diverse residential neighborhoods and significant cultural attractions. The residential areas on the north side of the neighborhood (North of Spring Garden Street) are composed mostly of brick and brownstone three-story townhouses built during the mid-to-late 19th century. The houses include townhouses in the Italianate style, Second Empire, Queen Anne, and Venetian Gothic. Many streets (including Green Street ...
LOVE Park
  • LOVE Park

    Love Park, officially known as John F. Kennedy Plaza, is a plaza located in Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The park is nicknamed Love Park for its reproduction of Robert Indiana's Love sculpture which overlooks the plaza.
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
  • Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

    Philadelphia's Magic Gardens is a non-profit organization, folk art environment, and gallery space on South Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. To date, it is the largest work created by mosaic artist Isaiah Zagar. The Magic Gardens spans three city lots, and includes indoor galleries and a large outdoor labyrinth. The mosaics are made up of everything from kitchen tiles to bike wheels, Latin-American art to china plates. The space is open for public view, from 11:00-6:00 Wednesday through Monday and closed ...
Spring Garden District, Pennsylvania
  • Spring Garden District, Pennsylvania

    Spring Garden District is a defunct district that was located in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. The district ceased to exist and was incorporated into the City of Philadelphia following the passage of the Act of Consolidation, 1854. It corresponds largely (although not entirely) with today's Spring Garden neighborhood. At the time of its consolidation, it was one of the ten largest cities in the United States.
Girard Fountain Park
  • Girard Fountain Park

    Not to be confused with Stephen Girard Park in south Philadelphia. Girard Fountain Park is a 0.15-acre (610 m2) pocket park in the Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia, at 325 Arch Street. It is open to the public during daylight hours and is maintained by the Philadelphia Fire Department. The park was created in the mid-1960s after the demolition of four 3- and 4-story commercial buildings that had stood on the northeast corner of 4th and Arch Streets. A firehouse was built ...
Spring Garden station (Broad–Ridge Spur)
  • Spring Garden station (Broad–Ridge Spur)

    Spring Garden is a station on SEPTA's Broad–Ridge Spur that is now abandoned and is located at the three way intersections of Spring Garden Street, 12th Streets & Ridge Avenue. The station was opened on December 21, 1932 between Fairmount and Vine Street Station and now called (Chinatown) stations, and eventually abandoned in 1991 after several attempts to keep it open. When it first opened in 1932, the station was a very busy subway station filled with passengers each day; however, ...
Spring Garden Street station
  • Spring Garden Street station

    Spring Garden Street station is a former train station in the Poplar neighborhood of Philadelphia. It was built by the Reading Railroad and located on the Reading Viaduct. Service to Spring Garden Street ended in 1984 with the opening of the Center City Commuter Connection, which bypassed the Reading Terminal.
Spring Garden station (Broad Street Line)
  • Spring Garden station (Broad Street Line)

    Spring Garden is a subway station on SEPTA's Broad Street Subway in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is an express station with four tracks and two island platforms. Spring Garden is the northernmost station in Center City, serving Community College of Philadelphia, the School District of Philadelphia Building, the Inquirer Building (home of Philadelphia newspapers the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News), Ben Franklin High School and miscellaneous office buildings, restaurants, and clubs. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is ten blocks west ...
  • Philadelphia Parking Authority

    The Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) was created by a Philadelphia City Council ordinance adopted on January 11, 1950, as authorized by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Parking Authority Law (Act of June 5, 1947, 53 P.S. § 341 et. seq.). The Parking Authority: Generates needed revenue for the city Coordinates the parking efforts of public agencies Builds and operates public parking facilities Does planning and analysis of parking requirements to provide full parking services for Philadelphia residents, businesses and visitors. In popular culture it is the basis ...
  • Schuylkill River Park Community Garden

    The Schuylkill River Park Community Garden (SRPCG) is a unique approximately 70 plot (over 22,000 square feet (2,000 m2) of land) community garden located at 25th and Manning Streets in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Garden is one of only a very few located on Fairmount Park land, part of Philadelphia's Park System.
Adventure Aquarium
  • Adventure Aquarium

    1 Riverside Dr (btwn Federal St & Dr Martin Luther King Blvd) Camden, NJ 08103 United States
    1 mi from Philadelphia
    Adventure Aquarium is just minutes from downtown Philadelphia on the Camden Waterfront and features one-of-a-kind exhibits with more than 8,500 aquatic species throughout two million gallons of water...