Your Guide to Our Favorite Philly Photo-Ops
Philly is home to some of the most Instagrammable and iconic photo-ops on the East Coast. From cool, eclectic eateries; to beautiful urban waterfronts; and unbelievable skyline views – it’s a no-brainer that Philly belongs in a frame. That’s why we’ve narrowed it down to a few of our favorite picture-worthy places in the city. All our photo spots are conveniently accessible on the Philly PHLASH® Downtown Loop, which has great air conditioning to make sightseeing more enjoyable in the hot summer months, so you can get out there and snap them all!
Spruce Street Harbor Park
With more than 50 colorful handmade hammocks, scenic waterfront views, green spaces brightly illuminated with multi-colored LEDs, and classic Philly food and beverage options, Spruce Street Harbor Park is one of the most photogenic hangouts of the season. It’s located along the Delaware River Waterfront, right next to Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest.
>>Closest PHLASH Stop: 1
If you spent the day in Philadelphia and didn’t capture a pic with Rocky, did you really go to Philadelphia? Rocky is a must-see movie for all Philadelphians, and the famed “Rocky Steps,” triumphantly climbed by the main character at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, are one the city’s must-see landmarks, too.
>>Closest PHLASH Stop: 12
A day in the City of Brotherly Love is simply incomplete without visiting Robert Indiana’s iconic LOVE statue. The statue, which underwent a restoration project earlier this year, is back in its home and camera-ready. If you have time, check out its sister statue, Indiana’s AMOR sign, which lives in Sister Cities Park, a short walk from LOVE Park.
>>Closest PHLASH Stop: 5
One of Philadelphia’s favorite ’Gram-worthy outdoor spaces is right in front of City Hall. Run through the dancing fountains, or grab a snack at the outdoor cafe – it’s the perfect way to spend spring and summer afternoons.
>>Closest PHLASH Stop: 5
One Liberty Observation Deck
Philly looks pretty good on the ground, but even better from 57 floors up. One Liberty Observation Deck is a stunning panoramic view of our urban landscape. Pro tip: arrive when the sun sets to up your Instagram feed’s #skyporn game.
>>Closest PHLASH Stop: 15
Need a ride? For $5 all day, you can ride Philly PHLASH to access all of these photo-ops. Make sure you tag your PHLASH photography (see what we did there…) with #PhillyPHLASH.This is a paid partnership between Independence Visitor Center and Philadelphia Magazine's City/Studio