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The Best Urban Parks & Green Spaces in Philadelphia

Plan some time out during your Philly trip to check out all the city’s wonderful green spaces and urban parks. William Penn designed 5 public squares including Washington Square which is home to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Because there are so many parks within the city boundaries, it’s super easy to escape to […]

The Top Free Things to do in Philadelphia

Philadelphia is an ideal vacation destination for history buffs, photographers, and foodies. The city has seen a massive spike in tourism in recent years. The PHLCVB reports a record breaking 45 million people visited the city in 2018! Recently, National Geographic ranked Philly as one of the “world’s 25 best travel destinations in 2020.” This […]

5 Beautiful Nature Escapes in L.A.

While most L.A. tourists head over to the theme parks, the museums, TV show tapings, and Hollywood attractions, there are tons of wonderful natural attractions that most people are sadly missing out on. Of course, visiting some of the best beaches in the country will likely be on your itinerary. However, there is also a […]

9 Places to take a Nature Walk near Philly

As the birthplace of America, Philadelphia’s rich history draws millions of tourists per year. Many important museums and historical landmarks can be explored in Philly’s touristy Old City neighborhood. While taking in the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall will definitely be first on your itinerary, you may be craving a natural break after a few […]

Attraction of the Week: Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site

Fans of mysterious 19th century poet & writer Edgar Allan Poe, most famous for poems like The Raven and short stories like The Tell-Tale Heart, will definitely want to plan for a visit to the Poe National Historic Site during their time in Philly. This is a really unique local gem that will not take […]

15 Bike Paths with Relaxing Water Views

Biking has become my favorite weekend pastime. It’s a great way to get out of the house, enjoy a leisurely workout, and take in some fresh air, all while having a great time. Unlike more vigorous workouts like running & tennis, biking can be considered a more laid-back alternative, especially if you pick a flatter […]

10 Freebies in Old City Philly

Free fun abounds throughout Philadelphia’s most historic neighborhood. Most tourists congregate in “Old City” as it is home to Independence Mall (America’s most historic square mile), as well as numerous museums and historic landmarks. As many of the restaurants and attractions in this region can be quite pricey, it helps to have a few free […]

Attraction of the Week: The National Gallery of Art

Out of all the wonderful museums located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of D.C., the National Gallery of Art is definitely right up there with the best-of-the-best. If you only have time for a few museums, be sure to put a visit to this wonderful gem high on your to-do list. With 25,200 square feet […]

Bucket List CheckOff: Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

The beloved Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade has been going strong since 1924. 2019 marked the 95th year of this annual holiday spectacular. While we all love to watch the parade in the background while preparing for our Thanksgiving feast, it’s a whole different experience braving the cold and crowds to see all the iconic balloons in […]

19 Fun & Free (or cheap) Things to do in Asheville

While having a surplus of disposable income does not hurt in a foodie/shopping destination like Asheville, freebies still abound in every direction. For those on a tight budget, no need to fret as the area is filled to the brim with gorgeous natural attractions, Additionally, a lively calendar of free events, plus a variety of […]