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Philadelphia Offers Top Outdoor Options for Getting Active or Relaxing

With one of the largest city-owned urban park systems in the world, Philadelphia is home to seemingly endless trails, riverfronts, parks and outdoor opportunities.

Intimate, tree-lined city streets lead to signature parks that define each of Philadelphia’s neighborhoods. The parks offer a space to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, providing an oasis to relax, eat, play and stroll.

Walk north on the Schuylkill River Trail for views of cultural landmarks, including the internationally renowned Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Barnes Foundation and Rodin Museum. The path will take you by picturesque Boathouse Row, where collegiate teams compete on the river. For a scenic day trip, take a ride and explore nearby Valley Forge National Historical Park or experience Longwood Gardens, one of the world’s premier horticultural showcases.

Discover all of the opportunities to enjoy the fresh air in Philadelphia. Learn more below about the city’s trails, seasonal parks, bicycle itineraries, beer gardens, green meetings and so much more.

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Find Spring Blooms

Each spring, beautiful cherry blossoms, magnolia blooms, and other spring flowers begin to fill Philadelphia’s parks and charming residential streets.

Spring Blooms

Top Spring Activities

Spring is making its presence felt around the Philadelphia region, with trees and flowers beginning to bloom and warmer weather on the horizon. Here are a few ways you can make the most of the season in Philadelphia, including new exhibits, virtual events, new hotels, and plenty of outdoor activities.

Spring Activities

Philadelphia's Pop-Up Parks

Philadelphia’s variety and abundance of green spaces come alive from spring to fall with seasonal beer gardens and attractions that turn parks, streets and other lots into entertainment zones.

Pop-Up Parks

Discover Philadelphia's Outdoor Art

Outdoor Art Gallery

Stroll through Philadelphia to see sculpture, architecture, mosaics and murals as well as unofficial street art, including elaborate yarn installations and Toynbee tiles embedded in certain stretches of sidewalk.

Outdoor Art Gallery

Philadelphia's Street Art

Textile art, stickers, mosaics, tiles and wheatpasting are some of the “unofficial” art genres garnering international attention.

Street Art

Outdoor Attractions and Tours

Top Things to See Outside in Philadelphia

From historic homes to parks and scenic trails, we’ve collected a few key parks, historic sites, and other outdoor experiences to seek out during your visit to Philadelphia.

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