Are you looking for something to do as a family in or around Philadelphia? Maybe on a weekend day, or in March, over the kids’ spring break? Well, you’re pretty lucky, as, beyond the historic buildings and sites that most people think of, there are some wonderful options! Some are weather dependent, like apple picking, outdoor ice skating, tubing down the Brandywine River or hiking the Wissahickon and, of course, some special events are time-sensitive (like the Annenberg Childrens’ Festival or the Flower Show), but there’s always plenty to choose from. One of my favorites is the Mural Arts tour. To check what’s going on at a given time or on a certain day, I’d suggest a visit to the Philly Fun Guide. You might also try 101 Reasons to Love the Main Line which includes some destinations as well as activities. If you’re looking more for a museum (you can’t miss The Franklin Institute or, a little further away in Doylestown, The Mercer Museum) or zoo type of destination, try this list. One of the areas’s best resources for (mostly, but not exclusively) outdoor activities is Fairmount Park, which includes all kinds of trails and gardens as well as buildings like the Japanese House and Smith Memorial Playhouse. If you haven’t found enough choices in the links I’ve provided above, contact me and let me know what you’re looking for–if it’s available, I’ll find it for you! Happy adventuring!
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