Written by on 2.09.15

Although summer is coming to an end, there are still activities you can do to enjoy the last bit of it. Afterall, there’s always something to do in the City of Brotherly Love. Philadelphia is a beautiful backdrop for the summer, with rich history and activities near the water. Here are a few popular activities that will keep you busy:

Independence Mall

Independence Mall is in the heart of the rich history Philadelphia holds. The Liberty Bell Center, National Constitution Center and the Philadelphia History Museum are places to go and enjoy yourself for a relaxing afternoon in a cool environment, or enjoy all the festivals held outside on the lawn.

Penn’s Landing

Penn’s Landing is part of the Delaware River Waterfront with beautiful views of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. Spruce Street Harbor Park is a wonderful pop-up summer attraction, with hammocks for lounging, 2 bocce courts, a shuffleboard court and life-sized chess. Residents and visitors can also enjoy the accessibility to kayaks, canoes, tandem kayaks and foot-pedal swan boats at the marina. One of the most exciting things about all the activities at Spruce Street Harbor Park? The floating restaurant, which is a welcome addition.

Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest

This is the perfect place for family and friends to get together and have a good time. This venue has an outdoor roller rink, play area for kids, a boathouse-style Lodge that has an arcade space and a wraparound porch. This venue has a number of summer events taking place. Food eateries are nearby for the perfect all-day outing.

Philly Beer Garden Series

Back over at Spruce Street Harbor Park, the Philly Beer Garden Series runs through July 10 where different beer craft vendors allow residents to have a relaxing time while experiencing new flavors. This is a great place for friends to get together on Friday nights.

The Boardwalk

The boardwalk offers a number of things to do, with games and food at your disposal. This is also a perfect place to observe the ships, which are a beautiful sight to see, day or night.

2nd Street

You can find many things to do up and down 2nd Street, whether you’re hungry or just want to see the sights. There are a number of art galleries and restaurants. One of the most popular attractions in this area is the Christ Church, which features gorgeous Georgian Colonial architecture. This venue was the tallest building in American until 1956. Filled with history, you can take a walk down memory lane using a guide, or exploring on your own. The Arden Theater is also on 2nd Street, where they have five mainstage productions and two children’s productions a season. This theater has been said to be the site of Benjamin Franklin’s bookstore, and they have won numerous awards for their work.

While the weather’s still warm, there’s no better way to spend your days. Taking the time to explore Old City, while being close to great downtown Philadelphia apartment rentals makes it all worthwhile. If you’ve ever considered living downtown, now is the time. Constructed with a variety of layouts and outstanding amenities, you can’t help but want to come and be a part of the action. Enhance the excitement in your life while living in Philly with a Carlyle property!

Topics: Philly Things to Do