You have your perfect spring vacation in Philadelphia planned. Your travel arrangements and hotel stays have been booked, and now you are looking to plan your vacation itinerary. So, exactly what is there to do in Philadelphia in the spring?
Take In The Philadelphia Spring Sites
Sports fans will be able to spend a full day in South Philadelphia enjoying baseball, basketball, and/or hockey, depending on when your vacation is booked. If you plan your time wisely, you may be able to catch a Philadelphia Phillies game at Citizen’s Bank Park during the afternoon. Incidentally, Citizen’s Bank Park has been named Best Ball Park Eats by the Food Network Awards, so tastes in both food and baseball will be satisfied. After the Phillies game, sports fans can move on to the Wells Fargo Center to catch a Philadelphia Flyers or a Philadelphia 76ers game. Of course, if you see a Flyers game one night, perhaps you can plan for a 76ers game another night during your stay in Philadelphia.
Spring is the perfect time for foodies to plan a vacation to Philadelphia. The Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival and Restaurant Week begin April 12. The Food Festival is a bi-annual celebration that features 40 of the area’s top food trucks, local vendors, shops, and restaurants. It is a rain or shine event. Restaurant week features special three-course menus from 22 area restaurants. Each menu features the special secret ingredient of the festival, which is usually apple. The average cost of the three-course meal is between $15 and $35 per person, and it may vary by restaurant. On April 26, Flavors of the Avenue, another food festival, featuring two dozen of East Passyunk’s award winning chefs takes place under a big top tent, rain or shine.
Flower and garden enthusiasts will find a lot to occupy their time in Philadelphia in the spring. Spring blooms at Longwood Gardens begins April 1 and features 1,077 acres of tulips, dogwoods, wisteria, native azaleas, columbines, snapdragons, and bluebells. The Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival kicks off April 6, and it celebrates Japanese cherry trees, origami, martial arts, Japanese movies, Sushi making, and much more.
Techies and video game lovers will enjoy Philly Tech Week from April 17-25. It is an entire week dedicated to technology and innovation, featuring panels, conferences, gaming-themed events, and cocktail parties celebrating video games. Science lovers will enjoy the Philadelphia Science Festival starting April 24. This festival is in its fifth year and is a nine day celebration of restaurants, museums, libraries, galleries, and outdoor stargazing sessions.
For The Music Lovers
Music lovers are not left out during spring in Philadelphia. The Center City Jazz Festival takes place April 25th. One ticket gets a jazz lover access to all five venues, which are within walking distance of each other. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Sixteen jazz bands and musicians are featured between the five venues.
From jazz festivals to sporting events to flower and garden exhibits to food festivals, Philadelphia is the perfect place to find something to do in the spring time, no matter what your interests and tastes may be.