Five Reasons Philadelphia is just THAT awesome!

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TGIF, Philadelphia! Here’s this week’s Philly 5 Friday! We’re giving you FIVE reasons why Philadelphia is just THAT awesome!

…and 5 great activities you should check out this summer!

 

Delaware Canal State Park

This stretch of American history is a 60-mile linear park along the Delaware River from Easton to Bristol. Once trod by mule teams pulling cargo-laden boats along the canal, the towpath is used today by people looking for exercise and recreation. The canal, whose original features are almost completely intact, is a Registered National Historic Landmark, while its towpath is a National Recreation Trail. A great place to enjoy jogging, swimming, fishing, canoeing, kayaking and spotting wildlife!

 

PECO Multicultural Series at Penn’s Landing

In its 15th year, the PECO Multicultural Series features free events at Penn’s Landing throughout the summer. This is a great place to experience some of the many cultures that thrive in the vibrant communities of Philadelphia. No need to go overseas for a taste of all the world cultures that make Philadelphia such a diverse and interesting city. This succession of outdoor festivals run on weekends all summer long!

 

Lights of Liberty/Liberty 360

The New Lights of Liberty Show is being completely redesigned as the first outdoor, nighttime 3-D experience. The new Show will take visitors on a starlit journey through Independence National Historical Park, walking in history’s footsteps with head-turning surround sound and high-tech imagery including incorporating 3-D technology.

Lights of Liberty’s Liberty 360 is currently showing at the PECO Theater. This is a a 3-D show starring Ben Franklin – located at the Historic Philadelphia Center, just across from the Liberty Bell.

 

Tippler’s Tour

“Cheers” to the spirits of ’76! This tour (which runs April 19 – December 27) makes its way through the streets of Old City enjoying drinks and a little sip of history at Colonial and modern day watering holes. Patrons will enjoy beers, traditional cocktails and appetizer-style snacks as their Colonial guide shares stories of tavern life in Colonial Philadelphia. Participating taverns include the Salon 401 at Omni Hotel, National Mechanics, Triumph Brewing Company, and the historic City Tavern.

 

Outdoor Movie Screenings

Now that the summer is here, locations all over the city host outdoor movies to provide city residents with evening entertainment. Pack a picnic and a blanket and get ready to watch some of your favorite films on a big, outdoor screen. Best of all, most screenings are totally free. Check out Visit Philly’s list of some of the best outdoor movie screenings in Philadelphia for summer 2013.

 

 

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