Five Things To Do In Philly This Spring

Philadelphia is such a wonderful city. Now having just won the Superbowl, we have a lot to be proud of, but honestly, we always have had a lot to be proud of. A city with a reputation, Philadelphia is actually a charming a friendly city. You really shouldn’t always believe what you hear. So, as a way to draw people into a city with a newly claimed Superbowl win, growth in business, and an overall movement to become a bigger and better version of itself, here are some things to do in Philly this spring:

Walk on The Schuylkill and Go To The Dog Park

Nothing is more relaxing than walking on the Schuylkill banks, but if you make it close to South Street, you will note there is a dog park there. There is a pen for large dogs and one for small dogs so whatever you pup preference is, you have a dog to stare at. Add a coffee or tea from local Good Karma Cafe and you are set for an enjoyable and puppy-filled walk on the banks.

Grab A Tea And Sit At Washington Square

Tea again, but why not just sit and enjoy the quiet offerings of Washington Square. Unlike Rittenhouse Square which can sometimes be hectic, Washington Square boasts a quieter and more serene approach as a park.

You can grab a coffee or sandwich from local Talula’s Daily and just sit and enjoy watching the random squirrels of Philadelphia do their thing around the park.

Sit Outside and Enjoy City Hall

City Hall is one, if not the, most beautiful buildings in the city. The architecture is beautiful and the entire property is perfect for the casual tourist or even for a local worker. You can just sit at any table, people-watch, and enjoy the beauty of the building.

Visiting the city or feel like being a tourist for the day? Grab an inexpensive pass and get taken up right underneath William Penn to see beautiful views of the city.

Check Out One Of Our Many Museums

Philadelphia has no shortage of museums and the museums we do have can fit any needs. We have smaller museums such as the Rodin for a quick but meaningful look at art. We have the Museum of Natural Sciences for those who love bugs and dinosaurs, and we even have the Please Touch Museum in West Philadelphia for families with young children.

A quick tip is that some museums offer entry into other museums or are good for multiple days. You may see the sticker price, but when you realize it is for two days, multiple buildings or any other added perks, you may feel more inclined to slide the credit card over and enjoy all the Philly museums.

Be A Foodie For A Day

Philadelphia is a foodie city but we are not super outward about it–but should be. Whether you are a cheesesteak lover, vegetarian, vegan, or just love a good bowl of Pho, you will find no shortage of great and even historical food places within the city.

We boast having the oldest Italian restaurant down beyond Washington Street, we also have the oldest tavern in the country right in Old City as well. Do not hold yourself back from the food and drinks Philadelphia has to offer.

These are just a few ideas of what you can expect when traveling to Philly this Spring. Already live here? There isn’t any shame pretending to be a tourist in the city.

Speaking of tours, want to indulge yourself in laughs and history? Join us at Founding Footsteps for our many tours we offer throughout the year.

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Old City Historic Walking Tour

Explore historic Philadelphia on this walking tour of the Old City District, a quick and convenient introduction for first-time visitors. See Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the Betsy Ross House, Ben Franklin Post Office, Carpenters’ Hall, and more. Then wander down Elfreth’s Alley, the nation’s oldest continuously inhabited residential street. Plus, choose from multiple departure times to suit your needs. Our storytelling guide will cover famous historic moments in American history as well as the history that you won't see in textbooks!

Our Old City Historic Walking Tour can also be booked as a private tour!

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Historically Hilarious BYOB Tours of Philadelphia

An entertaining, comedic story-telling adventure through Philadelphia, covering the city's major attractions. Tours runs for 2 hours. All ages are welcome. 21+ to drink.

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Tipsy Trolley Karaoke 21+ BYOB Tours of Philadelphia

Experience an adult-exclusive, entertaining, comedic storytelling adventure through Philadelphia, complete with lively karaoke sessions. Explore the city's major attractions on this 2-hour tour, enjoying drinks along the way with BYOB. Participants must be 21 years old and above to join this adult-only, fun-filled journey through the heart of the city! <><><><> 21+ only. <><><><>

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School Tours for Students

At Founding Footsteps, we take pride in creating tours that are not only educational, but also immersive and captivating for students. Our tours are thoughtfully designed to bring Philadelphia's fascinating history and rich culture to life, providing students with an interactive learning experience that goes beyond the walls of the classroom.

We believe that learning should be engaging and memorable, and our tours are crafted with this principle in mind. We strive to make history come alive for students by incorporating interactive elements and engaging storytelling throughout our tours. By doing so, we hope to instill a lifelong appreciation for history and culture in our young learners.

We understand that budget constraints can be a major concern when planning school trips. That's why we offer competitive pricing options, making our tours accessible to as many students as possible. We believe that every student should have the opportunity to learn and explore outside of the classroom, and we aim to make that possible by providing affordable and high-quality tours.

At the heart of everything we do is our passion for education and our commitment to providing students with an unforgettable experience. We take great care in creating tours that are not only informative, but also engaging and fun. We believe that learning should be an adventure, and we invite students to join us on a journey through Philadelphia's vibrant history and culture.

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