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3 Things to Do Outdoors This Spring in Philly


Imagine a not so distant weekend where the weather is absolutely perfect. You and your friends want to meet up and enjoy the weather but where can you go? Here are three incredible ways to explore Philly from the outdoors.

Visit Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

Located on South Street is a not so secret garden curated by Philly artist Isaiah Zagar. Covered in mosaics made from tiles, bottles, mirrors, bicycle wheels and international folk items, the Philadelphia Magic Gardens are well worth exploring on an upcoming beautiful spring day.

Cherry Blossoms in Peak Bloom – March 28

Sure, we’ve all heard of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in DC but did you know Philly’s cherry trees typically bloom seven to 10 days after Washington DC’s? According to the team at Chestnut Hill’s Morris Arboretum, if you’re looking to catch Philly’s cherry blossoms in peak bloom, stroll the city during the week of March 28.

Explore the Schuylkill Banks

How about a view of the city from a 2,000-foot long boardwalk that extends the Schuylkill River Trail from Locust to South Street. This walkway is pedestrian, runner, and cyclist friendly. It’s the best way to ride the Schuylkill without hopping in a boat. Of course, if you would like to kayak the river, that’s available too!