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Philadelphia outdoor recreation and culture scenes

Philadelphia is home to more than 300 parks, 60 community gardens and more than 150 miles of trails. Whether you’re looking for a city-escape during your run or you love a stroll around a lush arboretum, there are endless places to spend time outside and in nature.

Mural Arts Philadelphia

In the Mural Capital of the World, take a walking tour to get behind-the-scenes stories on Philly’s incredible public art scene.

(215) 685-0750

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Schuylkill River Trail

Want to get in a long run or a leisurely bike ride? This 30-mile trail serves up water views, wide paths and scenic overlooks.

(484) 945-0200

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Bartram’s Garden

The birthplace of American gardening is filled with 18th-century farm buildings and natural wonders, including what is likely the oldest gingko tree in North America.

(215) 729-5281

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Morris Arboretum

Transport yourself out of the city and into an English landscape with Victorian sculpture gardens, rare plants and many of the city’s oldest trees.

(215) 247-5777

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Fairmount Park

In Philly’s biggest park, you could spend days exploring everything from a Japanese house to giant outdoor concerts, historic mansions to a horticulture center.

(215) 683-3600

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Benjamin Franklin Bridge

For pretty views and a pretty good workout, take the pedestrian pathway across this suspension bridge over the Delaware River all the way to New Jersey.

(856) 968-2000

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