Spring Activities in Philadelphia

March 14, 2022

Spend the day with Nature

Spend a weekend outside and visit a variety of parks and public gardens. Cherry blossoms are expected to reach peak bloom during the first two weeks of April, joining beautiful magnolia blooms and other spring flowers throughout the city. You don’t have to travel far to see these flowers blossom, many of them pop up throughout Fitler Square and Washington Square West. But if you’re looking for more than cherry blossoms, you can see a variety of flowers at the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center, Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, and the Delaware River Waterfront.

There are many events planned this year for the Delaware River Waterfront featuring local artists and vendors, food trucks, beer gardens, and more. Be sure to check out their website for more information on spring events. Feel free to browse the pop-up park outdoor events from 2021 to get an idea of what’s to come this year.

Discover Local Artists with a Mural Tour

Photo: The Stage by Felix St. Fort, photo by S. Weinik for Mural Arts Philadelphia.

Did you know that Philadelphia is the Mural Capital of the World? Explore the city and learn about the mural-making process, the artists behind the mural, the story behind each mural, and more. Mural Arts Philadelphia offers private tours, self-guided tours, and virtual tours for you to choose from. From South Philly to West Philly and historic Germantown, there are a variety of murals to discover. Be sure to stop by the mural mentioned above, The Stage, located right here in Rittenhouse Square at 302 South Hicks Street.

Get outside this spring and discover the beauty Philadelphia has to offer (and snap a couple of pictures here and there). All tours are 90 minutes and range from $18-$25. To learn more about Mural Arts Philadelphia and schedule a tour, visit their website.

Learn More About Wildlife at the Zoo

Photo: Philadelphia Zoo

Get up close and personal with over 1,300 species at the Philadelphia Zoo. With warm weather on the horizon, many outdoor activities and exhibitions are opening up at the zoo. Spend the day learning about the African lion or the Amur leopard. The Philadelphia Zoo offers over a dozen exhibits for you to walk through and explore.

If you build up an appetite, there are multiple food and refreshment stations throughout the zoo. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the Philadelphia Zoo is the perfect place to spend the day with family and friends. For more information on pricing, parking, and directions, visit the Philadelphia Zoo website.

Cheer on a Local Sports Team

Photo: Phillies

Spring officially kicks off baseball season here in Philadelphia. Catch some rays (and maybe even a baseball) at a Phillies game this spring. Enjoy a game under the sun with your friends and family at Citizens Bank Park. Sip and savor the variety of items available from local vendors as you watch the game. Whether you like an ice-cold beer or classic hot dog, there’s something for everyone.

For more information on tickets, parking, and this season’s schedule, click here.

Photo: Viator

No matter what you do this spring, we encourage you to get outside and explore the vast wonders Philadelphia has to offer. Be sure to share your adventures with us on Instagram and tag us @sprucestreetcommons.