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.
Spring Blooms at Longwood Gardens
Dates: April 1-May 7, 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: April 15-16 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: Outside the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center, 100 N. Horticultural Dr.
Details: Presented by the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia, festival attendees can drink in the spectacular Japanese cherry blossoms while they enjoy food, drinks, and live entertainment. More details here.
Roller Rink at Dilworth Park
Dates: April 21-July 16, 11 a.m.-8:45 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday
Location: Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th St.
Price: Kids 10 and under $8, adults $10, skate rentals $6, advanced bookings strongly encouraged. Reserve here.
Details: Spend an afternoon at the retro-inspired Rothman Orthopaedics Roller Rink outside city hall. Guests can skate, partake in roller rink-inspired snacks, and enjoy Dillworth Parks dancing fountain! Full event details here.
The Philadelphia Show
Dates: April 28 11 a.m.-7 p.m., April 29 11 a.m.-6 p.m., April 30 11 a.m.-5 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 April 6. 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!