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Summer Guide

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10 Refreshing Swimming Holes Worth Exploring Near Philadelphia

When temps soar, it’s so satisfying — and much-needed — to take a dip in refreshingly cool water. While Philly has its fair share of […]

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Public Pools Where You Can Swim for Free in Philadelphia, Mapped

This year, Philadelphians have the chance to enjoy some relief from the sweltering summer heat at the city’s many free public pools. Even though there […]

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Here’s Where Your Kid Can Learn to Swim in and Around Philly

Ah, the children’s swim lesson. It’s an adorable rite of passage for babies and toddlers and little ones, and also the perfect all-weather activity: The […]

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How to Safely Work Out and Eat Well During a Heat Wave, According to Philly Wellness Pros

Philly summers are hot — in both senses of the word. There’s always something fun to do, but temps can be rough. Last summer was […]

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21 Ways to Cool Off In, On and By the Water Around Philadelphia

Summer is here, and the best way to beat the heat is to swim, paddle, and cool off by the river of your choice with […]

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The Best Places to Work Out This Summer, According to Philly Fitness Pros

Gina Mancuso, CoreFitness Running spot: “I have a love-hate relationship with running the hill at Belmont Plateau. My legs hate it, but my heart and soul […]

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The Kids’ Guide to Summer in Philadelphia

Week 1 Farm Tour at Maple Acres. This sweet farm hosts behind-the-scenes tours on the first Saturday of every month. Feed animals and pick-your-own fruit […]

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Your Never-Bored Bucket List for Fun in Philly This Summer

 If you’re seeking adventure … Whitewater Rafting: When the dam opens, this river runs fast. Brace yourself for serious rapids, and be ready to get […]


The Best Places to Drink Outdoors in Philly and Down the Shore


Taste of Summer: 7 Sweet Treats That Won’t Melt

1. Crepes in a Cone Rolled up into a paper cone and stuffed with tasty fillings, the Japanese crepes at T-swirl Crêpe are an ideal […]


15 Places to Dine Outdoors in and Around Philadelphia

Front Street Cafe, Fishtown The scene: Sunup to sundown noshing Out back, this all-day eatery has a covered bar, well-placed trees, and tables large enough […]

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Your Weekend Music Guide: Where to Catch Live Music Every Weekend This Summer

WEDNESDAYS 1. For a sunny, music-filled lunch break in Center City, check out Live @ Lunch at Dilworth Park. 2. Make like the Italians and […]

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17 Best Outdoor Festivals and Concerts in Philly This Summer

June 1-3: Beardfest This trippy fest in the Pinelands has dozens of bands — including the West Philadelphia Orchestra — plenty of art, and unusual […]

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Yippee! Sweetgreen’s 5th Philly-Area Location Opens This Month 

Mall days are mentally exhausting thanks to the endless choices that need to be made throughout: Should I buy the clog/sandal shoes that could be cute […]

Philadelphia Blow Dry Bars: Heads & Tails Beauty Boutique in Rittenhouse

Field Guide: The Best Philadelphia Blow Dry Bars to Upgrade Your Hair Fast

The rise of the blow dry bar has turned the lot of us into a bunch of old ladies: We get our hair “set” once […]