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Top Fun Summer Activities Guide for Philadelphia

Jun 21, 2022

Summer is here! Finally, we have beautiful weather and everyone wants to be able to get out and enjoy it. However, many activities can be pretty expensive, and if you're looking to fill up your summer schedule it starts to adds up. But not everything you do during this time of year has to break the bank. There are plenty of free and low-cost options in the Greater Philadelphia area that allows you to have affordable fun in the sun!

Party in the Park

There is no shortage of fantastic parks to explore in the Philadelphia region. Franklin Square is a nice option for families, featuring acres of green space, playgrounds, a carousel, mini-golf course, and a food stand. If you're looking for something a little different, FDR Park in South Philly offers something for everyone looking to get outside. The park features various fields, trails, a lagoon, creek, and lakes. It also provides space for tennis, rugby, and baseball, and has a gazebo that's great for picnics. Visit Philadelphia outlines 24 of the best parks in the area.

Take the Family Out to the Ballgame

While the thought of taking the family to a professional sporting event sounds expensive, that isn't always the case. On a given night, a family of four can take in a Philadelphia Phillies game for less than $80. While games Friday-Sunday have increased ticket prices, you can often find tickets to Phillies games during the week for between $15 and $20. You can explore the Phillies Website or secondary ticket sellers such as TicketMaster, StubHub, and SeatGeek to find the best deals. When searching on secondary ticket sellers, be sure to search with fees included, as that will provide a more accurate representation of your final price. Often, if you wait until the day before or day of a game you can get reduced ticket prices.

Soak Up the Sights

Whether you have just moved to Philly or have lived here your whole life, there are many sites that everyone needs to visit that are completely free of charge. There are a number of great historic sights such as the Liberty Bell Center, Independence Hall, and the Valley Forge National Historical Park. There are also cultural staples such as the Rocky Statue and Steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the LOVE Sculpture in John F. Kennedy Plaza. Visit Philly describes even more free things to do in the area that are great to check out when friends or family are in town.

So, there's no need to stress this summer! There is plenty to do without having to worry about putting too much strain on your wallet.

Erin Ellis

Erin Ellis
Accredited Financial Counselor ®
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