SpotHero Spring Picks: Our Top 6 Things to do in Philadelphia This Spring

Spring has finally arrived! As the days finally start to get longer, it’s time to get out and enjoy everything Philly has to offer—while the good weather lasts! Here are six of our favorite things to do in Philadelphia this spring. 

Philadelphia Flower Show

Dates: March 2-9, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., and March 10, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location: Philadelphia Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street

Price: Adult tickets start at $39.99, learn more and purchase here.

Details: Get ready to immerse yourself in blooms at the annual Philadelphia Flower Show, now celebrating its 195th year! You can check out our post with tips and tricks to ensure you have an amazing experience.

Spring Blooms at Longwood Gardens

Dates: March 30 – May 5, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Monday. Closed on Tuesdays.

Location: Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Rd, Kennett Square.

Price: $25 for adults. Timed tickets are required to enter. Full pricing information available here.

Details: We can’t think of a better way to celebrate spring than spending a few hours getting lost in more than 1,000 acres of gardens, woodlands and meadows. With vivid flowers in every imaginable shade, spring at Longwood Gardens is a sight to behold. Learn more here.

Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival

Dates: Ongoing events April 8 – 26; Sakura Weekend April 13 – 14, 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Location: Various; Sakura Weekend Festival will be held outside the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center, 100 N. Horticultural Dr.

Price: Sakura Weekend is Free!

Details: Presented by the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia, this three-week-long celebration culminates in the festival event in Fairmount Park. Festival attendees can drink in the spectacular Japanese cherry blossoms while they enjoy food, drinks, and live entertainment. More details here.

The Philadelphia Show

Dates: April 26, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; April 27, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; April 28, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy

Price: Adults $20, Children 18 and under free! Tickets and details here.

Details: This annual show is back with a stunning selection of antiques, art and design from antique dealers and collectors across the country. Get lost in this exhibit of Americana, folk art, and antiques, attend talks, and take tours of this unique collection, you won’t be sorry! Learn more here

Cheer on the Phillies

Dates: The Phillies home opener is March 28. You can view the entire regular season schedule here.

Location: Citizens Bank Park

Price: Varies depending on opponent

Details: Nothing says spring like a day at the ballpark! Spend a day rooting for the home team, and be sure to book parking in advance! 

Jet off on Spring Break

If you’re seeking even greener pastures by heading out of town for spring break, we wouldn’t hold it against you. Catching a flight? Just remember to reserve your airport parking spot in advance!

Transportation Tips and Tricks

Street parking is available throughout Philadelphia, both for free and for a fee. Pay close attention to any posted signs; parking in a restricted spot could result in a ticket or even a boot.

If you are planning on parking on the street, we would recommend downloading the MeterUp app, which allows drivers to pay for parking and extend their time at a meter directly from their mobile device!

Philadelphia also has many garages and lots that are available for a fee. You can use SpotHero to reserve a spot in advance and park with ease!

You can find details about parking rules and restrictions here.

Public Transportation

The Philadelphia area is served by the SEPTA network of bus and train lines, which are available for a fee.  If you’re going to a large event, consider parking further away in a less busy area and taking public transit to save time and money. You can view schedules and transit maps here.

Happy spring!