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Cure Your Cabin Fever Here in Philly

05/21/2020

The last few months may have had you spending lots of time on the couch of your Crane Chinatown apartment, but with spring soon turning into summer, there’s no better time to get out and about and enjoy the sunshine. While getting back to normal is going to take some time, a simple stroll in the park can still be a safe and healthy way to get a change of scenery and some exercise. And with all of the green spaces in Philly, there are plenty of spots to choose from.  

One of the best ways to take in the greenery is what Philadelphia is best known for: its history! Your Crane Chinatown apartment is just blocks from the heart of Old City, the centuries-old neighborhood that is home to some of the city’s most iconic and oldest spaces, many of which are surrounded by lush landscaping—offering you an opportunity to learn about the city (and get excited for it to reopen!) all while getting your heart beat up and your mind clear.

While the city’s historic sites remain closed, the public areas around them are still open for public exercise. Jog the one mile from your Crane Chinatown apartment to Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution were both signed. The Mall in front of the building is home to the Liberty Bell, another of Philly’s most famous spots, and the area is a prime spot to stretch on your run and take in the sights. Just a few blocks in the opposite direction is Franklin Square Park. The spacious park may be modernized, with an eye-catching fountain and curving pathways, but it’s one of the original five public spaces planned hundreds of years ago by Philadelphia’s founder, William Penn.

So if you’re looking for a dose of history while you reenergize yourself, lace up the sneakers, leash up the dog and head out of your Crane Chinatown apartment to get some fresh air, stretch your legs and get a taste of springtime in the city.

Independence Hall

520 Chestnut St.

Philadelphia, PA 19106

215-965-2305

Franklin Square Park

200 N. Sixth St.

Philadelphia, PA 19106

215-629-4026