Best of Philly 2021: Fun & Games
BEST OF PHILLY

Best of Philly 2021: Fun & Games

From board games to zip lines — with a drag show or two in between — there’s enough here to keep your heart racing and your mind occupied.


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

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Fun Things to Do in Philadelphia This Weekend

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13 Ways to Have the Ultimate Poconos Summer Vacation

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This Woodsy Cabin Retreat Feels Like a Summer Camp for Adults

River Mountain is part back-to-nature solitude, part by-the-bonfire communal fun.

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

Spraygrounds! Fountains! Tiki boats! Your guide to having a summer’s worth of fun with a cool drink in your hand and a smile on your face.

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12 Fun Things to Do With Kids in Atlantic City

From fishing on a boat to taking in the view from the country’s third-tallest lighthouse.

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Breathe the Sweet Summer Air at These 6 Philly-Area Lavender Farms

It’s lavender season! Here’s where you can pick your own, do yoga in a field, channel your inner impressionist, and stock up on all sorts of infused products.

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10 Ways to Celebrate Juneteenth in Philadelphia

Jazz at the Woodmere Museum, kid-focused programming at the Please Touch Museum, historic reenactments and more.

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Worth a Day Trip: The Concrete Masterpieces of Henry Mercer’s Strange Genius

Quirky, irascible Henry Chapman Mercer sought to keep alive the handicrafts of the past. A trio of Bucks County buildings preserve his art and his work — and make a perfect day trip.


13 Ways to Have the Ultimate Poconos Vacation

13 Ways to Have the Ultimate Poconos Vacation

The peaceful lakes! The quaint cabins! The scenic hikes! Here’s how to make the most of your visit.

How Six Philly Artists and Organizations Pivoted and Thrived During the Pandemic

How Six Philly Artists and Organizations Pivoted and Thrived During the Pandemic

When the arts world ground to a stop, artists did what they always do: found new ways to express themselves.


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13 Ways to Have the Ultimate Poconos Summer Vacation

From great hikes and resorts to breweries and adventures on the water, here’s your guide to fun in the mountains.

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I Spent a Weekend in Pocono Palace Resort’s Over-the-Top Romance Den — and Loved Every Minute of It

Not much has changed about the honeymoon resorts that first put the Poconos on the map — and that’s precisely the appeal.

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The Best Poconos Hikes, Parks and Natural Wonders to Explore Now

A dozen places to get your fill of fresh air without venturing too far from Philly.

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White-Water Rafting, Zip Lining, and Six Other Outdoor Activities to Try in the Poconos

It’s not summer without a little adventure. Here’s where to find it.

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Cozy Cabins, Luxury Resorts, and Boutique Hotels to Book for Your Next Poconos Getaway

More than a dozen places to rest your head for the night.

5 Totally Drivable Weekend Getaways From Philadelphia

5 Totally Drivable Weekend Getaways From Philadelphia

Missing travel? Get your fix with these fresh-air-filled, not-too-far escapes.

7 Glorious Hiking Destinations Within a Few Hours’ Drive of Philly

7 Glorious Hiking Destinations Within a Few Hours’ Drive of Philly

A Philadelphian’s guide to stretching your legs, clearing your head, and shaking off your cabin fever in the great wide open.

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20 Ways to Celebrate Pride Month in Philadelphia

From a drive-in movie to drag brunch to Pride Day at Parks on Tap.

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A Museum of Illusions Is Opening in Old City, and No, It’s Not a Pop-Up

Optical illusions, holograms and immersive exhibits come to Market Street.

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How Six Philly Artists and Organizations Pivoted and Thrived During the Pandemic

When the arts world ground to a stop, artists did what they always do: found new ways to express themselves.

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What Will Philly’s Arts Scene Look Like After a Year Without Audiences?

The pandemic forced profound changes to the city’s arts and culture sector. What comes next will say a lot about who we are — and what kind of city we want to be.

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