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Things to do in Philadelphia Pennsylvania


  • Published: 2008-12-22 (Revised/Updated 2015-03-07) : Author: John C Arkin
  • Synopsis: Philadelphia is regarded as the largest city in Pennsylvania and ranks fifth in the entire United States.

Philadelphia is regarded as the largest city in Pennsylvania and ranks fifth in the entire United States. It is situated in the southeastern portion of the state and on the west of the Delaware River.

Traveling around town is always convenient. You may also get yourself active in sports and recreation centers found outdoors.

1. Fairmount Park. This is a roller-blading and biking spot all rolled into one. Biking will make your muscles relaxed while taking a view of the East and West River Drives including that of the Belmont Avenue. You may take a tour around town with your roller blades as well.

2. Schuylkill Banks. Boating is never the same along Schuylkill. They actually rent out kayaks for travelers and locals alike. If you want to train yourself with the sport, make sure you have a trainer at first but if you bet you are good enough, explore the waters while sailing.

3. Bucks County River Country. Situated 7 miles from the New Hope exit, this place is ideal for pleasures other than those you find while boating. Canoeing, rafting and even inner tubing from this site will lead you to the Delaware River. That is far enough for you to conduct such a healthy activity.

4. Pennypack Creek. If fishing is something that gives you satisfaction, Philadelphia gives you this alternative. This outdoor activity will provide you something to eat while looking forward to a more vigorous standard of living.

5. Walnut Lane. This 10-par 3-hole golf alternative is something associated with a driving range. You could have short games and enhance your skills through Walnut Lane. Make the best out of the moment as you start getting a means on how you could be physically fit.

6. Wissahickon Creek. Hiking from Fairmount Park could lead you to the pleasant view of this creek. Found to be several dozens of miles apart from each other, you will never get to miss the fun in Philadelphia. Better bring your friends along so you could not track time and make the most out of this healthful suggestion.

7. Blue Cross RiverRink. Situated at the Festival Pier, this skating rink will make you take pleasure in the said sport. You may not be a professional skater but your willingness to adapt to the activity will make you earn the benefits for a fit way of life.

8. Falls Bridge. This is actually the end of an 8.25-mile loop from Fairmount Park. The trails from this park could lead you to the Museum of Art up to the Schuylkill Bank's eastern portion down to the Falls Bridge. A tour is rewarding while taking this non-traffic way.

9. Cobbs Creek. This creek is considered as one of the best selections to enjoy more of swimming. You will never run out of other places to swim into but a day spent at Cobbs is rewarding to your entire body as well. From time to time, you may relax as you take a look at the sceneries.

10. Robert P. Levy Tennis Pavilion. Amateur and professional tennis players could rent a court at this tennis pavilion. You may share the court's fees with your friends who want to play the same sport.

This Article is written by John C Arkin from TestCountry, the contributor of City Testing Guides at www.testcountry.org

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