Philadelphia, USA - December 1, 2013: The Schuylkill River hosts Philadelphia’s famed boathouse row, as a colorful backdrop to the Fairmount Dam Fishway, City of Philadelphia

Spring is here, which means that everyone in Philadelphia is more than ready to get outside and enjoy some warmth finally. From visiting some of the city’s greatest landmarks, to taking part in local traditions, these are some of the best outdoor activities for travelers to enjoy in town.

Visit Washington Square

Washington Square has been a scenic and refreshing urban respite for Philadelphia since the late 1600’s. Red-brick entryways, tall trees, fountains, benches, and walkways all add up to make this a classic and enjoyable city park. Located right by Independence Hall, it’s a great warm-day stop-off for those of you exploring the city.

Walk Along Boathouse Row

A haven for crew teams, and rowers around the world, Boathouse Row is also one of the prettiest places to take a walk in Philadelphia. The long row of old homes lining the Schuylkill River provides an antique attraction, and when you’re done walking and looking, you can drop in on the nearby Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Check Out a Festival or Concert

Philadelphia welcomes a long run of outdoor festivals and concerts in the spring and summer. Join the rest of the city—who will be so happy to be outside, in the sun, without shivering—for whatever big event is in town when you are. Some coming up that we’re particularly excited for include The Roots Picnic, and the All-Star Craft Beer, Wine & Cocktail Festival. For more events, check out our calendar here.

Take In An Eagles or Phillies Game

Throughout most of a given year, Philadelphia has  top-notch professional sports being played outdoors. For the warm months around the corner, the historic Phillies baseball team will be your best pick for warm afternoons watching a game, and sitting in the sun. When fall rolls around, you can stay outside and head over to Lincoln Financial Field to root on the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles.

Get Some Grub At A Food Truck

One of Philadelphia’s greatest attractions is its food. So, in the summer, sample some of the city’s best eats outside by checking out one of our many local food trucks. From gourmet mac and cheese, to exotic waffle sandwiches, these are some of the best food trucks to visit around Philadelphia.

LOVE Park Returns to Philly

Love returns to the heart of Philadelphia in grandiose fashion. The iconic LOVE statue is back home at LOVE Park.  The Robert Indiana sculpture spent a year getting a makeover, for a fresh paint job and primer.  LOVE Park is just a 15 minute walk from The Independent Hotel and located directly across the street from City Hall and just two blocks from Reading Terminal Market, the perfect stop for a bite to eat after a day of exploring.

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