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

Summer has come to Philadelphia! Here are just a few of the SpotHero team’s favorite warm-weather activities. Whether you’re a lifelong resident or new to the area, we’re sure you’ll have a great time and find tons to do all summer long!

Roller Rink in the Park

Dates: Open daily until June 30, 11 a.m. – 8:45 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday

Location: Dilworth Park, 1 S 15th St.

Price: $8 kids 10 and under, $10 adults, skate rental $5, advanced timed booking required. Full details here.

Details: Hit up the roller rink this summer in this outdoor experience like no other. Skaters can enjoy a skate in a retro-inspired rink in the heart of Philadelphia, complete with a checkerboard and an overhead art installation. Learn more here.

Chinese Lantern Festival

Dates: June 20 – August 18, 6 – 11 p.m. Closed July 4.

Location: Franklin Square, 200 N 6th St.

Price: $16 kids 3-12, $23 youth 13-18, $25 adults, timed tickets required Friday- Sunday. Purchase here.

Details: Spend an evening enjoying hundreds of lanterns in elaborate displays, live performances, games and attractions, and authentic food at the annual Chinese Lantern Festival. Learn more here.

Visit the Philadelphia Zoo

Dates: Open daily year-round

Location: Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W Girard Ave.

Price: Varies depending on date, you can purchase here.

Details: The oldest zoo in the U.S. is in Philadelphia, and is definitely worth visiting in the summer months! Go see their 1,700 rare and endangered animals and learn how this zoo has pioneered conservationism worldwide. You can click here to learn more about events and exhibits.

Movies on the Block

Dates: June 21 – August 17

Locations: Varies, visit their website for details.

Price: Free!

Details: Movies on the Block aims to bring groundbreaking films to all parts of Philadelphia, with different movies showing in neighborhood parks across Philly all summer long. Visit their website for schedules and locations. 

Cheer on the Phillies

Dates: The regular season ends September 29, schedule available here.

Location: Citizen’s Bank park

Price: Varies based on opponent, learn more and purchase here.

Details: Nothing says summer like a day at the ballpark! Grab your friends and spend a day rooting for the home team.

Head out of Town

If you’re heading out of town to beat the heat we won’t judge you! Catching a flight? Just remember to reserve your airport parking spot in advance!

Happy Summer!