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4 Fun-Filled Philly Destinations

Are you looking for a fun way to spend a day in Philly? We are here to help.
Posted: February 10, 2020 by Joe Carelli

Whether you are new to Philadelphia or a long-time resident, Philly always has something to offer. This bustling metropolis has a wealth of dining, entertainment, and cultural attractions to rival any world city- all within a short drive or transit ride from the city core. Without further ado, let’s examine some of the most daring destinations in the City of Brotherly Love. 

Reading Terminal Market

51 N 12th St Philadelphia, PA

(215) 922-2317

If you are a foodie or have the distinct honor of being foodie-adjacent through friends and family, Reading Terminal Market, on bustling North 12th is a phenomenal way to get your foodie-fix with local and world cuisine from across the globe, alongside local crafts and products. The Reading Terminal Market started life as a train station in the late 1800s. These days they serve customers instead of passengers with more than 75 food and beverage vendors offering a diverse array of food from Xi’an noodles to classic Philly cheesesteaks. 

The Philadelphia Zoo

3400 W Girard Ave Philadelphia, PA 19104

(215) 243-1100


When the leaves change color, and fall envelopes Philadelphia, a visit to the Philadelphia Zoo is an absolute necessity. The zoo was the first built in the United States and dates all the way back to the late 1800s. It continues to this day as a sanctuary for animals of all shapes and sizes, from Red Pandas to Monitor Lizards and over 1300 other amphibians, mammals, insects, and other animals in residence at the zoo. 

Franklin Square

200 N 6th St Philadelphia, PA 19106 

(215) 629-4026

Franklin Square is another destination that really shines during the fall but is open and available to visit year-round. The fare is decidedly family-oriented in Franklin Square, but there are also many things for adults to eat, see and do. The famous Parx Liberty Carousel is a big draw and will bring out the kid in you. You can also play a game of mini-golf, grab a bite to eat or take a moment to reflect and meditate in the open square. 

SS United States

Pier 82 Philadelphia, PA 19148 

(888) 488-7787

This Titanic-era luxury liner was actually larger than the famously doomed ship, and hosted many of the same high rollers and visited many of the same destinations. During the early part of the 20th century, the SS United States was actually the fastest ship of its class in the entire world. These days the ship sits pretty in the Delaware River and hosts visitors of all kinds. Unfortunately, they are no longer hosting anyone on the ship itself, but you can read about the ship or purchase souvenirs in the nearby gift shop- the SS United States also makes a great Instagram/Twitter/Snapchat Social Media destination. 

For more Philly destinations and dives, check out our blog. If you are interested in buying or selling a home in Philadelphia or the surrounding regions, we can help. Reach out to Coldwell Banker Hearthside today! 

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