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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.

Shofuso Japanese House and Garden. Photo by K. Huff for PHLCVB.

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Shofuso Japanese House and Garden. Photo by A. Sinagoga for PHLCVB

5 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors in Philadelphia

From charming local parks to sprawling outdoor attractions, the city offers plenty of ways to see the sights, connect with nature and unwind outdoors.

Enjoy the Outdoors

Things to See Outside in Philadelphia from Historic Homes to Parks and Scenic Trails

Explore one of the largest city-owned urban park systems in the nation to discover over 100 parks, squares, and recreation sites totaling over 10,000 acres.

Parks & Trails

Philadelphia's Pop-Up Parks and Beer Gardens

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 & Beer Gardens

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

Discover the Outdoors in Philadelphia

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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