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When you hear, “Philadelphia”, the city is the first thing that comes to mind. But Philadelphia County stretches beyond the city limits to include neighboring towns like Manayunk and Chestnut Hill that have personalities all their own and are a hop, skip, and a ride from Center City.

Schuylkill Banks, photo courtesy of PHLCVB

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BIG TIME

Philadelphia Zoo

Check out the Philadelphia Zoo's brand new BIG TIME exhibit. Travel back in time 66 million years ago and journey to an age when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Encounter 24 life-size creatures, learn about these prehistoric giants, the rise of humans and our impact on wildlife and the planet! This exhibit is open now thru the end of September. Get there on SEPTA Routes 15 or 38. 

20210325 00:00 20210930 00:00 America/New_York BIG TIME <p>Check out the Philadelphia Zoo&#39;s&nbsp;brand new <a href="https://philadelphiazoo.org/bigtime/">BIG TIME</a> exhibit.&nbsp;Travel back in time 66 million years ago and journey to an age when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Encounter 24 life-size creatures, learn about these prehistoric giants, the rise of humans and our impact on wildlife and the planet! This&nbsp;exhibit is open now thru the end of September. Get there on SEPTA Routes 15 or 38.&nbsp;</p> 3400 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Can't Miss Exhibits

Penn Museum

The galleries at the Penn Museum celebrate the incredible and diverse accomplishments of people, and many of the objects on display come directly from their own archaeological excavations and anthropological field work. They are open Tuesday - Sunday. Best way there is SEPTA! Hop Regional Rail to Penn Medicine Station [the museum is across the street!] or Routes 21, 30, 40, 42, or 49.

20210208 00:00 20210626 00:00 America/New_York Can't Miss Exhibits <p>The galleries at the <a href="https://www.penn.museum/">Penn Museum</a> celebrate the incredible and diverse accomplishments of people, and many of the objects on display come directly from their own archaeological excavations and anthropological field work. They are open Tuesday - Sunday. Best way there is SEPTA! Hop Regional Rail to Penn Medicine Station [the museum is across the street!] or Routes 21, 30, 40, 42, or 49.</p> Penn Museum, South Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Caribbean Restaurant Week

Varies

Celebrate Caribbean cuisine during Caribbean Restaurant Week, going down at 17 spots in Philly from 4/17 thru 4/24. Plan your trip here.

20210417 00:00 20210425 00:00 America/New_York Caribbean Restaurant Week <p>Celebrate Caribbean cuisine during&nbsp;<a href="https://files.constantcontact.com/62855bf2801/56f90712-0211-4b9e-b246-e3e3bfb21699.pdf">Caribbean Restaurant Week</a>, going down at 17 spots in Philly from 4/17 thru 4/24. Plan your trip <a href="https://iseptaphilly.com/plan-your-trip">here</a>.</p>


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Clark Park Farmers Market

Clark Park

Clark Park is home to one of the largest and most well-populated farmer's markets in Philadelphia, and boasts over a dozen vendors manning tables piled high with organic fruits, heirloom vegetables, milk, eggs, cheeses, meats and more. Sweet pastries and breads fresh from Amish ovens line the walkways, and the smells of honey, cut flowers, dried herbs, and chocolates perfume the park. And it's open year-round on Saturdays from 10a to 2p. Get there on SEPTA. Routes 13, 30 & 34 drop you right there!

20210322 00:00 20211226 00:00 America/New_York Clark Park Farmers Market <div id="stcpDiv"> <p><a href="http://thefoodtrust.org/farmers-markets/market/clark-park">Clark Park is home to one of the largest and most well-populated farmer&#39;s markets</a> in Philadelphia, and boasts over a dozen vendors manning tables piled high with organic fruits, heirloom vegetables, milk, eggs, cheeses, meats and more. Sweet pastries and breads fresh from Amish ovens line the walkways, and the smells of honey, cut flowers, dried herbs, and chocolates perfume the park.<strong> </strong>And it&#39;s open year-round on Saturdays from 10a to 2p. Get there on SEPTA. Routes 13, 30 &amp; 34 drop you right there!</p> </div> 4300 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Earth Day

Trolley Portal

Join the University City Arts League (UCAL) and UCD for a free giveaway to celebrate Earth Day! UCAL invites all aspiring young and old artists to head to Trolley Portal Gardens on Saturday, April 17 to pick up a free Earth Day take-home art kit to participate in a community drawing experience! Registrations are currently closed but a small amount of walk-up kits will be available! Hop Trolley Lines 11, 13, 34, or 36 to get there!

20210417 00:00 20210418 00:00 America/New_York Earth Day <p>Join the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ucartsleague.org/" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">University City Arts League (UCAL)&nbsp;</a>and UCD for a free giveaway to celebrate Earth Day! UCAL invites all aspiring young and old artists to head to Trolley Portal Gardens on Saturday, April 17 to pick up a free Earth Day take-home art kit to participate in a community drawing experience! Registrations are currently closed but a small amount of walk-up kits will be available! Hop Trolley Lines 11, 13, 34, or 36 to get there!</p> 3940 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


Headhouse farmers market

Headhouse Farmers Market

Headhouse Square

On Sunday stop by the Headhouse Farmers Market for fresh produce, baked goods, local meats, cheeses and wines. It's so easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop Route 12, 40, 47 or 57. 

20210322 00:00 20211129 00:00 America/New_York Headhouse Farmers Market <p>On Sunday stop by the <a href="http://thefoodtrust.org/farmers-markets/market/headhouse">Headhouse Farmers Market</a> for fresh produce, baked goods, local meats, cheeses and wines. It&#39;s so easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop Route 12, 40, 47 or 57.&nbsp;</p> 500 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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On View

Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is open Friday thru Monday. Come see the world’s largest and most important collection of works by Marcel Duchamp; the greatest collection of sculpture by Constantin Brancusi outside Europe; The finest public collection of Auguste Rodin’s sculpture in the United States; and superb Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, including Paul Cézanne’s The Large Bathers, Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers, and important paintings by Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, and Edgar Degas! Get there on SEPTA! Bus Routes 7, 32, 38, 43 & 48 serve the Museum area. Click PLAN YOUR TRIP to discover your best way there.

20210212 00:00 20210529 00:00 America/New_York On View <p>The <a href="https://www.iseptaphilly.com/destination/artmuseum?center=39.96664261310579,-75.18113900000003&amp;zoom=16">Philadelphia Museum of Art</a>&nbsp;is open Friday thru Monday. Come see the world&rsquo;s largest and most important collection of works by Marcel Duchamp; the greatest collection of sculpture by Constantin Brancusi outside Europe; The finest public collection of Auguste Rodin&rsquo;s sculpture in the United States; and superb Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, including Paul C&eacute;zanne&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>The Large Bathers</em>, Vincent van Gogh&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>Sunflowers</em>, and important paintings by &Eacute;douard Manet, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, and Edgar Degas! Get there on SEPTA!&nbsp;Bus Routes 7, 32, 38, 43 &amp; 48 serve the Museum area. Click PLAN YOUR TRIP to discover your best way there.</p> Philadelphia Museum of Art, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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Restaurant Week

Northern Liberties

Score multi-course fixed-price lunch and dinner deals from 20 NoLibs eateries during Northern Liberties Restaurant Week - now thru Sunday. Best way here - SEPTA of course! Ride the Market-Frankford Line to Girard or Spring Garden or hop Routes 5, 15, 25, 43 or 57.

20210412 00:00 20210419 00:00 America/New_York Restaurant Week <p>Score multi-course fixed-price lunch and dinner deals from 20 NoLibs eateries during&nbsp;<a href="https://northernlibertiesrestaurantweek.com/" target="_blank">Northern Liberties Restaurant Week</a>&nbsp;- now thru Sunday.&nbsp;Best way here - SEPTA of course! Ride the Market-Frankford Line to Girard or Spring Garden or hop Routes 5, 15, 25, 43 or 57.</p> Northern Liberties, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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Shop & Squat

Fashion District

Carrying heavy shopping bags isn’t quite enough to get you fit. Good thing Fashion District Philadelphia hosts its first of three weekly Shop & Squats events — a free bootcamp workout taking place outside the mall’s entrance at Ninth and Market streets — on Saturday - 3/17. Best part - it is SO EASY to get here on SEPTA! Hop Regional Rail to Jefferson Station - you don't even have to go outside! Same goes for the Market-Frankford Line! Ride it to 11th Street and you are literally there! Hop a Trolley to 13th Street - you can get to The District underground or it's a short walk. Hop the Broad Street Line to City Hall Station - get to The District underground or it's a quick walk on Market Street. 

20210410 00:00 20210418 00:00 America/New_York Shop & Squat <p>Carrying heavy shopping bags isn&rsquo;t quite enough to get you fit. Good thing Fashion District Philadelphia hosts its first of three weekly&nbsp;<a href="https://www.fashiondistrictphiladelphia.com/Events/Details/557269" target="_blank">Shop &amp; Squats</a>&nbsp;events &mdash; a free bootcamp workout taking place outside the mall&rsquo;s entrance at Ninth and Market streets &mdash; on Saturday - 3/17. Best part - it is SO EASY to get here on SEPTA! Hop Regional Rail to Jefferson Station - you don&#39;t even have to go outside! Same goes for the Market-Frankford Line! Ride it to 11th Street and you are literally there! Hop a Trolley to 13th Street - you can get to The District underground or it&#39;s a short walk. Hop the Broad Street Line to City Hall Station - get to The District underground or it&#39;s a quick walk on Market Street.&nbsp;</p> Fashion District Philadelphia, Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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Streets Dept 10 Year Photo Show

The Bok

Streets Dept, a photography blog run by local photographer Conrad Benner, celebrates its 10th anniversary of photographing and feting Philly’s public art scene with 10 Year Photo Show, a special exhibition of pictures from the blog’s decade-long history. Masks and social distancing are required — and entry will be limited. Admission is free. Runs Thursdays-Sundays through April 25. Leave the driving to SEPTA. Short walk from Tasker-Morris Station on the Broad Street Line or hop Bus Routes 45, 47, 47M, 79.  

20210311 00:00 20210426 00:00 America/New_York Streets Dept 10 Year Photo Show <p>Streets Dept, a photography blog run by local photographer Conrad Benner, celebrates its 10th anniversary of photographing and feting Philly&rsquo;s public art scene with <em>10 Year Photo Show</em>, a special exhibition of pictures from the blog&rsquo;s decade-long history. Masks and social distancing are required &mdash; and entry will be limited. Admission is free. Runs Thursdays-Sundays through April 25.&nbsp;Leave the driving to SEPTA. Short walk from Tasker-Morris Station on the Broad Street Line or hop Bus Routes 45, 47, 47M, 79. &nbsp;</p> 800 Mifflin Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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Terrace on Tap

Independence Visitor Center

The popular pop-up outdoor dining experience returns to the second-floor Liberty View Terrace at the Independence Visitor Center this spring and brings with it local brews, specialty cocktails and seasonal bites from Brûlée Catering. Terrace on Tap offers free activities for kids and stunning panoramic views of Independence Mall - now thru June. Get there on SEPTA. Ride the Market-Frankford Line to 5th Street or hop Bus Routes 17, 33, 38, 44, 47 or 57.

20210322 00:00 20210605 00:00 America/New_York Terrace on Tap <p>The popular pop-up outdoor dining experience returns to the second-floor Liberty View Terrace at the Independence Visitor Center this spring and brings with it local brews, specialty cocktails and seasonal bites from Br&ucirc;l&eacute;e Catering.&nbsp;<a href="https://www.phlvisitorcenter.com/TerraceOnTap" target="_blank">Terrace on Tap</a>&nbsp;offers free activities for kids and stunning panoramic views of Independence Mall - now thru June.&nbsp;Get there on SEPTA. Ride the Market-Frankford Line to 5th Street or hop Bus Routes 17, 33, 38, 44, 47 or 57.</p>


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