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2022 Best City Kayaking

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge

If you’ve ever been to Heinz Wildlife Refuge, you already know it’s a positive paradise for birding enthusiasts, with its majestic bald eagles, great blue herons and snowy egrets. But you probably didn’t know you can get a guided birding tour in a kayak. The three-hour trips, organized by L.L. Bean, run through October and cost $70 per person for ages 10 and up. Read More »

8601 Lindbergh Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA Website

2016 Best Free Fun

Bartram’s Garden

As if it isn't enough that this gorgeous urban sanctuary offers free admission daily, on Saturdays they throw in a complimentary kayak or rowboat rental and let you paddle around on the Schuylkill. Read More »

5400 Lindbergh Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA | 215-729-5281 | Website

2015 Best Fun on a River

Delaware River Tubing

An ideal staycation: Spend three to four hours languidly floating on a tube down the river with this superb outfit, which even throws in a mid-trip lunch at a little hot-dog shack on the banks. Read More »

1121 Route 12, Frenchtown, NJ | 908-996-5386 | Website