As the largest park in Philadelphia, Fairmount Park is hard to miss. Located just behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Fairmount Park stretches for acres overlooking the Schuylkill River. Rain or shine, there is always something to do in Fairmount Park. Walk along Kelly Drive and admire the statues and greenery that surround Boathouse Row. Check out Centennial Hall grounds, which were build to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Just inside the hall is Philadelphia's Please Touch Museum, which is a great experience for young and the young-at-heart. Tucked away in a corner of the park is Shofuso, the Japanese house in Fairmount Park that offers tea ceremonies, sushi nights, and hosts an annual cheery blossom festival.
Getting Around Philadelphia
The best way to get around Philadelphia is by walking. The city's extensive bus, trolley, subway and train system is useful for cross-town adventures. An $11 day pass makes the most sense for visitors.
- Philadelphia International Airport-PHL
- $28.50-flat rate to Central Philadelphia
Things to Do and See Near Fairmount Park
- Valley Forge National Historical Park
- Independence Hall
- Philadelphia Museum of Art
- Philadelphia City Hall
- Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
- Boathouse Row
- Franklin Institute
- Eastern State Penitentiary
- Franklin Field
- Temple University