Things to do in Philly

Day off? Family in town? Date night? Here’s a guide to Philly’s best:

 

Events:

  • Uwishunu: Philadelphia’s go-to resource for finding out about what’s happening in and around the city — that means you will read about Philadelphia area eventsrestaurantsfestivalsbarsmuseumsmusicperforming artshotels and generally awesome news about the city and region
  • Philadelphia Social Calendar : If you’ve had the experience of wondering what is going on around town or why you missed a particular event, look no further than this website for all of the events in Philadelphia and the surrounding region
  • Visit Philly – Events : The official city tourism department event calendar
  • EventBrite Guide to Philadelphia Events: Concerts, bar crawls, festivals, and more
  • Concerts in Philly: Searchable calendar via SongKick for the city’s upcoming concerts

 

Restaurants:

Outdoor Activities:

  • Best Parks in Philadelphia: Grab a blanket or lace up your running shoes. VisitPhilly’s list of 25 best parks in Philly.
  • Park Finder: A searchable map from the city department of parks & recreation to find your local parks and their amenities.
  • Fairmount Park Conservancy: The official website of the group that maintains the largest municipal park in Pennsylvania (and more than twice the size of Central Park!)
  • Wissahickon Park: Need an escape from the city? This amazing park is just 15 minutes from Center City and boasts miles upon miles of trails in a wooded setting amid the Wissahickon creek

 

Athletic Events:

  • Races in Philadelphia: List of upcoming 5K’s, 1/2 Marathons, Marathons, and more coming to Philadelphia
  • Philly Runners: A network of scheduled free group runs, every Sunday morning/Tuesday evening/Thursday evening starting and ending at the Art Museum steps
  • Philadelphia Sports Leagues: “Philadelphia Sports Leagues provides high quality recreational sports leagues, tournaments and social events for more than 50,000 adults all over the Philadelphia area. PSL is one of the top 5 largest social sports organizations in the country. Our #1 job is to make you feel like a kid again, have fun and make tons of awesome friends!”
  • Stonewall Sports: A non-profit community sports organization focused on providing safe spaces for LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Ally) individuals to play intramural sports, enhance the social environment of the greater Philadelphia LGBTQIA community, and provide opportunities to contribute to a philanthropic cause.
  • Philadelphia Area Disc Alliance: PADA offers a variety of opportunities for people of all lifestyles and demographics to play Ultimate Frisbee. Adult leagues exist all over the Philadelphia area, from Center City to Delaware, from Chester County to South Jersey.
  • Philadelphia Bicycle Club: An all-volunteer, non-profit organization that promotes bicycling in the greater Philadelphia area, offering numerous FREE group recreational rides throughout the year as well as other numerous social and cycling events.