Local Experiences for Philadelphia
Experience matters. Local matters. The experiences below check both boxes. Enjoy these local experiences in Philadelphia and immerse yourself in new things to do within the place you call home.
Things to Do in Winter
Chilly winter can make you want to hunker down on the couch for the season, but fortunately, there are lots of fun things to do to keep boredom at bay. Winter sports such as skiing, tubing and ice skating are all great ways to enjoy the elements. If you’d rather be indoors, try a romantic date night such as a cooking class, a weekend spa getaway or a cozy dinner with wine by the fire. The kids will love visiting an indoor water park, and the whole family can enjoy a day at the museum.
Hosting Holiday Dinners with Local Makers
If you’re playing host to friends and family for the holidays this year, you’ll need to do some planning. Luckily, our community is filled with local merchants to help you pull off the perfect dinner party or cocktail soiree. Count on these local businesses to provide you with the most perfect decor, from floral arrangements to glassware. Whether you plan to hire a catering service or cook everything yourself, these local businesses are the places to go.
A fun way to explore our community and support local businesses is to embark on a cafe crawl. Gather your coffee buddy and hit a few coffee shops you’ve been meaning to visit. Order a seasonal beverage—and maybe a pastry or two—have a seat and soak up each unique vibe. Continue on to local bookstores, which may have cafes of their own, or visit a few bakeries to see what they offer.
Thanksgiving Volunteer Opportunities
This month as we remind ourselves of our good fortune, what better way to spread the love than to volunteer and give back to the community? Volunteering at a local food pantry or clothing donation center is a great way to participate in our community and make a difference. Hospital volunteering is also a rewarding opportunity to help those in need.
Autumn means it’s time for fall festivals, pumpkin picking and football! This season offers many opportunities to make memories with your family—at a nearby pumpkin patch for hayrides, an apple orchard for apple cider and pie or a cultural experience at a local Oktoberfest. Soak up the mild weather at local art walks, cozy up by a fire pit on a patio or take a day trip to a nearby town!
Breweries + Wineries + Distilleries
Fall is a great time to discover the area’s wineries, breweries and distilleries. Whether you prefer wine, beer or spirits, there’s something for everyone at these fun-filled destinations. Take a tour of a local distillery, winery or brewery, then enjoy a flight of the business’ offerings. There’s so much to learn when you’re sipping local!
Great Family Photo Shoot Locations
Family photo shoots create memorable experiences and keepsakes. Choosing a location and a photographer can also accentuate that experience. Whether you are drawn to a more traditional backdrop or interested in a unique and off the beaten path locale, this is our guide to great family photo shoots.
Local Fashion Finds
Shopping our local makers and small businesses has never been more fulfilling, and our local boutiques curate a wealth of amazing options. Whether you are dress shopping, on the hunt for baby clothes, or simply excited about the broad world of fashion that our variety of shops offer, this guide to local fashion finds will have you ready to walk the runway.
Kids at Play
Summer is soon coming to an end and school will be back in session. What better way to say good-bye to the warm summer months than to soak up the outdoors with the range of parks and playgrounds in the city, indoor and outdoor games for children to play, and a variety of local outdoor recreation experiences that will bring joy to all.