The Philadelphian’s Guide to the Most Epic Fall Ever

Where to eat, drink, shop, play and soak up the gloriousness that is autumn.

We’re not trying to step on anybody’s summer-kissed suntanned toes or anything, but if we had to pick, we’d argue that fall is the very best season in Philadelphia. Think about it: the changing leaves; crisp, humidity-free air; apple and pumpkin everything; and sweaters — oh, the sweaters for days.

Still not convinced? How about this: Our massive, gargantuan guide to 103 ways to have the best fall ever. From places to walk or run that are awash in gorgeous foliage to pumpkin-laced beauty treatments that are good enough to eat to warm seasonal cocktails that’ll help ward off the chill, we’re pretty confident we can win you over to Team Fall, in 3, 2, 1 …

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Fall in Tyler Arboretum | Photo by Barry Rubin via Facebook

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Your guide to farm-fresh fall fun.

» The Best Local Spots for Taking Fall Photos

Scenic backdrops for everything from your engagement session to your Christmas card photo.

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From Ringo Starr to Dead Milkmen, the best acts coming to town.

» The Best Fall Beauty Treatments

Pumpkin floats! Caramel manis! Fall-perfect beauty treatments to get right now.

» Perfect Fall Shopping Excursions

Your soup-to-nuts guide to the best spots to wander, shop and brunch.


» Fall Restaurant Openings We’re Excited About

What’s new and what’s next for the Philadelphia restaurant scene this season.