Outdoors in Philadelphia


Whether for Athletics or Relaxation
Philadelphia Offers Top Outdoor Options

With the largest city-owned urban park system in the world, Philadelphia is among the greenest cities in the nation and 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 provide space to escape metropolitan Philadelphia so individuals and families can relax, eat, play and stroll.

Picturesque Boathouse Row, where collegiate teams compete on the river, sits within view of cultural landmarks, including the internationally renowned Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Barnes Foundation and Rodin Museum. And a short drive opens up the opportunity to explore Valley Forge National Historical Park or experience Longwood Gardens, one of the world’s premier horticultural showcases.

Click on some of the many opportunities on this page to learn more about the city’s trails, seasonal parks, bicycle itineraries, beer gardens, green meetings and so much more.

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