Things to do in the Spring in Philadelphia

March 14, 2023

With spring and warm weather right around the corner, we’re getting eager for all that the new season will bring. From outdoor activities such as festivals, live music, family-friendly activities, and more, Philly really comes alive during the spring! Keep on reading to see the top things on our spring bucket list this year.  

Spend the day at Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival

Photo: Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival

Discover local art, eats, and music at the annual Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival. Every year, hundreds of locals and visitors gather in celebration of our neighborhood’s reputation as a premier destination for all things food and culture. 

On Saturday, May 6th (from 5:00pm-9:00pm), Walnut Street will be transformed into a pedestrian-only street lined with dozens of booths ranging from artisanal goods to food, art, and more. There will be live musical performances as well as a fashion show and family-friendly activities. 

Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details. Be sure to follow Rittenhouse Row for the latest news.

Learn About Art & History at a Local Museum

Photo: The Franklin Institute

There’s no better way to spend the day than at one of the dozens of museums throughout Philadelphia. Whether looking for historic and modern or interactive and playful, there’s a museum for everyone to enjoy. 

A brand new exhibition is making its world premiere right here in Philadelphia! Disney 100: The Exhibition gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the company’s most popular characters, films, shows, and attractions. The exhibition features 10 themed interactive installations from Snow White to Star Wars that are sure to bring out the kid in everyone. Experience Disney Magic at The Franklin Institute now through August 27th, 2023. Learn more about the exhibition and purchase your tickets here.

Looking for more to explore? Check out a few of our favorite museums to visit in Philly.

Bloom into Spring at Your Nearest Garden & Park

Photo: The Idea Garden at Longwood Gardens

Stop and smell the roses (and admire the tulips) at the annual Spring Blooms event at Longwood Gardens. Grab your family, friends, and loved ones and enjoy a warm spring afternoon surrounded by nature. From April 1st to May 7th, Longwood Gardens invites you to experience the bright and beautiful fields of tulips, daffodils, wisteria, and more. 

On April 22nd, many of the garden’s famous fountains spring to life, making the perfect background noise for a serene walk in the park. The Open Air Theatre and Italian Water Garden fountain are a must-see for your upcoming visit. This fountain is set to music and puts on a beautiful performance with multi-level waterworks. 

Plan your visit and learn more about the Spring Blooms event here.

Meet Us at Spruce Street

If you’re visiting Philadelphia this spring or looking for a staycation in the city, we’d be more than happy to host your stay. Located just minutes from Rittenhouse Square and the best in dining, arts, and entertainment, The Touraine’s Travel apartments are fully furnished with everything you need. Stay with us for as little as 2 nights or as long as you’d like. Our apartments are available to rent for 30 days or more at your convenience. Learn more about our travel apartments and book your stay today.