Your wallet's empty. You don't get paid for another week, and when you do, you're probably gonna blow your whole paycheck at some of Philadelphia's best restaurants. So there's nothing you can do, right? Actually, there's a ton of sweet stuff you can do in Philly that's 100% free. At least 40 things, in fact...
The Most Overlooked Mediterranean Paradise in Europe
Technically, it's not free since you're supposed to pay what you want. If you want to pay nothing, that's your prerogative. There's also free Wednesday night yoga outside, in case you missed the aforementioned class at the pier.
Located a short 20-minute drive from Center City -- traffic gods willing -- Valley Forge Park offers 3,600 acres of trails, history, and scenic views, making it a pretty sweet road trip. Not one of the nine best, but still pretty good.
Did you know Philly's favorite son Ben Franklin started America's first fire department, the Union Fire Company, in Philadelphia in 1736? Head to the Fireman's Hall Museum in Old City to learn other super-interesting facts like this -- and see really cool antique fire trucks!
Located on the banks of the Schuylkill in West Philly, the Bartram's Garden is one of Philly’s most underrated treasures. The former 102-acre farm has meadows, public gardens, and river access -- including free paddleboat rentals on Saturdays.
Between the bustling crowds, the pulse of heavy commerce, and the strong smells from the various food stalls, Reading Terminal is a lot to take in. Hungry? There are plenty of delicious cheap eats too, if you're on a budget.
No, you weren’t dreaming on Sunday. Going from underdogs to top dogs, the beloved Philadelphia Eagles managed to defy Super Bowl expectations by outplaying the Pats and taking home the Vince Lombardi Trophy. And, naturally, Philadelphians have been freaking out ever since. To celebrate the Eagles’ first Super Bowl win in franchise history, the city is hosting a championship parade and ceremony on Thursday, February 8, but before you gather your crew and hit Broad Street for more partying, there are some things you need to know. Here are those things.
From Los Angeles to San Diego: Every Pit Stop You Need To Make Along The Way
With zero humidity and palm trees in the rearview mirror, cruising down the Pacific coast to San Diego from Los Angeles is summer. Of course, LA traffic can make it less cruiseworthy and more bumper-to-bumper. But with authentic taquerias, whale watching, and iconic surf breaks, there’s a quintessential SoCal pit stop just about every mile of the ride to distract you. Here’s seven summer getaways you can easily hit on the way to San Diego -- just don’t forget the sunscreen and a swimsuit.
How to Attend Philly's Thanksgiving Day Parade Without Tearing Your Hair Out
Be sure to check out our guides to the Thanksgiving Parades in NYC and Chicago too.
So you want to be a part of history and attend the oldest Thanksgiving Day parade in the country? Well, you’ve come to the right place. The 6abc Dunkin Donuts Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade covers 1.4 miles throughout the art museum area (with the official telecast area stationed right in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art) and is a sight worth seeing in person, even if it does get a little hectic. Bundle up and take advantage of free metered street parking -- here’s everything you need to know to survive (and thrive) at the parade.
What time does it start?
The parade kicks off on November 23 at 8:30am, and will feature 4,000 marchers, dozens of giant balloons -- like Bugs Bunny, the Penguins of Madagascar 2, and Thing 1 & Thing 2 -- extravagant floats like the Disney Friends Gazebo, and a host of special guests.