Riddle Village is in a convenient location that offers residents at our retirement community in Philadelphia an array of entertainment, fine dining, and historical sites. They truly get the best of both worlds: a fun and convenient suburb location that is just a short drive away from the vibrant and exciting city of Philadelphia. With summer returning and lots of chances for everyone to get out and explore, we thought we would highlight some of our favorite things to do in Philadelphia!

  1. Spruce Street Harbor Park

If you ask anyone in Philadelphia where their favorite summer spot is, chances are Spruce Street Harbor Park will be on their list. The park features relaxing hammocks, beautiful gardens, and colorful lights to make it the perfect stop while visiting the city. With plenty of food truck options, craft beer, and entertaining games like bocce ball and ping pong, Spruce Street Harbor Park is a must-visit this summer! One of the best parts of this park is that it is great for a day trip and a nice way to spend a summer night.

  1. Historic Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s deep historical roots are unique and the perfect place to explore. Map out your day in Philly by doing a tour of several sites located in the Historic District. Visit Independence Hall and Congress Hall to learn about the birthplace of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. Don’t forget to check out the Liberty Bell! Just a short walk away is the Museum of the American Revolution and Betsy Ross’ house. You can also stop by Elfreth’s Alley, America’s oldest residential street.

  1. Reading Terminal Market

One of America’s largest and oldest public markets should definitely be on your list of stops in Philadelphia! The Reading Terminal Market offers a fresh selection of produce, meats, seafood, baked goods and more. You can spend the day shopping, whether it’s food or houseware, and finish your trip with a delicious meal at one of their many restaurants! Our tip for this stop on your trip: plan your visit accordingly – this place is big and busy!

  1. Love Park

Nothing says summer like a beautiful day outside in the park, and in Philadelphia, the most unique and fun place for this is Love Park. Named after an iconic statue located inside the park, this location offers everything from lawn activities and live music to food trucks and a game cart. Love Park is a great place for a picnic and a good book, or you can even participate in group yoga. Check out the website online before your visit to see what kind of events are available the day of your trip!

  1. Explore with Grandkids

One of the best parts of summer for seniors can be more time spent with grandchildren. With school out, families can travel and visit with loved ones. In Philadelphia, fun activities for kids are limitless. The Philadelphia Zoo is a popular spot for outdoor fun, with a carousel, swan boats, and even a hot air balloon! For rainy days, consider a visit to the Franklin Institute or the Please Touch Museum. Both are popular spots that mix education with entertainment for a fun-filled day for all!