SpotHero Fall Picks: Our Top 7 Things to do in Philadelphia this Fall

Fall has arrived in Philly, and there is no shortage of things to do! Here are a few of SpotHero’s favorite fall activities to make the most out of this season.

Chrysanthemum Festival

Dates: Select days September 30-November 12

Location: Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square

Price: Tickets start at $13 for youths 5-18. Timed tickets required. Full details here.

Details: Enjoy the late fall blooms at Chrysanthemum Festival at Longwood Gardens. These fall favorites come in many vibrant hues and have been specially arranged in artful displays. Visitors can also explore 1000 acres of gardens, woodlands and meadows belonging to this historic property, and enjoy live events and musical performances. Learn more here.

Boo at the Zoo

Dates: October 14-15, 21-22, & 28-29, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Location: Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W Girard Ave.

Price: Included with general admission. Zoo tickets start at $24 for nonmember adults, advanced reservations required. Details here.

Details: A day at the zoo is always a good time, so a day spent at the zoo in  your best halloween costume is fun for sure! Visitors at this family-friendly event can go trick-or-treating around the zoo, enjoy special kid-friendly activities and the best that the season has to offer. More details available here.

Philadelphia Film Fest

Dates: October 19-29

Location: Various venues across Philadelphia area

Price: Varies depending on event. Weekend badges and film passes are available, click here to learn more.

Details: Film lovers rejoice! This event created by the Philadelphia Film Society is entering its 31st year. Join 25,000 fellow film lovers at screenings of the year’s most anticipated and groundbreaking films, attend VIP receptions, panels and other special events with actors, directors and other film executives. around the Philadelphia area.  Check here for updates and complete listings as they are released.  

Go Gaze at the Fall Foliage

Dates: Peak season varies year to year, but is typically mid-October to early-November, check out this predictive map for suggested dates.

Locations: Various locations across Philadelphia, click here for a good list of suggestions.

Price: Free

Details: Pennsylvania has one of the longest and most varied foliage seasons in the U.S., be sure to take advantage! Head to local destinations like Fairmount Park, or venture farther afield. Click here for a list of suggested viewing spots.

Halloween Nights at Eastern State Penitentiary

Dates: Select nights beginning September 22-November 11, full list of dates here.

Location: Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Ave.

Price: Varies depending on the date. See details and purchase here.

Details: If you love a good Halloween scare, this is the event for you. Visitors can spend the evening at the historic Eastern State Penitentiary, enjoy five haunted houses, historic tours, multiple themed bars and lounges, live music, food and drink. Click here for full details.

Cheer on your team or Attend an Event at Wells Fargo Center

Dates: Wells Fargo Center hosts events year-round!

Location: Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S Broad St.

Price: Varies depending on the event, pricing and event listings here.

Details: Fall sports and events are here! Head out to Wells Fargo Center for one of their many events. With basketball, hockey, and numerous performers and other events on offer, there is truly something for everyone. You can see a full list of upcoming events here.

Head out of Town

Has wanderlust taken hold? We get it! If you’re headed out of town and need airport parking, SpotHero is here to help!

Happy fall!