So you didn’t make plans for Spring Break? Not to worry! If you plan on staying in the Philadelphia area for Spring Break, we’ve got some fun ideas for you!
1. Take a Hidden City Field Trip
Field Trip is a free app that allows you to explore your surroundings, customized by your interest: architecture, architecture, historic places & events, art & museums, and more. You can set it to run in the background and notify you when you’re near an item of interest, or you can run the app manually yourself. It draws from sources such as the Historical Marker Database, Arcadia Publishing (publisher of the Images of America series), Zagat, and… Hidden City Philadelphia!
Hidden City Philadelphia is a non-profit organization that pulls back the curtain on the city’s most remarkable places and connects them to new people, functions, and resources. Learn more about Philadelphia’s hidden treasures by checking them out!
2. “Pay What You Wish” Wednesday Nights at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
When: Wednesdays, starting at 5 p.m.
Where: 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Museum admission can get pricey but with pay-what-you-wish, you can finally check out the Art Museum for as little as $1! On the Wednesday of Spring Break (March 13th), the Art Museum will be featuring activities such as board games in the galleries, a sketching group in the galleries, yoga, film screenings, and more!
3. Sixers Bobblehead Night
When: Saturday, March 16, 2013, 7:30pm
Where: Wells Fargo Center
Get your very own Julius “Dr. J” Erving Bobblehead just for going to the Sixers vs. Pacers game!
4. City Hall Tower Observation Deck
Where: City Hall
When: Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Did you know that City Hall has an observation deck? It does. The observation deck offers some pretty amazing, 360-degree views of Philadelphia. You can look east past the Convention Center, over the Benjamin Franklin Bridge and into New Jersey. You can look north and south all the way up and down Broad Street, at 12 miles one of the longest straight streets in country. You can look northwest out over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Fairmount Park. And you can look west into the heart of the Philadelphia skyline.
This top activity is usually reserved for Thanksgiving Break but we’re bring it back, well, because there are just so many good places to eat in Philly!
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