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Insider's Guide to Summer

Summers in Philadelphia are always the most exciting time of the year. Whether you’re coming to explore the arts and history or planning to tour the city’s culinary scene, there is something for everyone this time of year. Check out our insider tips for exploring Philadelphia like a local.

A Taste of Summer

Led by the city’s famous cheesesteak, the culinary landscape in Philadelphia is a smorgasbord of enticing choices, from dinner at Rittenhouse Square’s Devon Seafood to seasonal vegetables at the Italian Market.  

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The Now List: Summer

Art and the outdoors go so well together in Philadelphia, especially during the summer. Concerts and exhibitions are only part of the fun; there’s also a long, celebratory buildup to the Fourth of July — and what better place to enjoy Independence Day than in America’s birthplace?  

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6 Parks To Visit This Summer

Warm-weather park fun in Philadelphia brings added spring to one’s step. Summer brings unexpected options to beat the heat, including evening performances and yes, beer gardens. Begin your visit to the city at the historic Independence Hall National Park, then take your pick of some of the summer’s most popular outdoor choices.

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