T+L Summer Shortlist: How Philadelphia Transformed Its Public Spaces Into Urban Oases
As all of us at Travel + Leisure are gearing up for warm weather, blue skies, and time spent away from the office, we want to give you our best tips for the ultimate summer vacation so you can share in the fun. That’s why we’ve launched a Summer Shortlist this year to highlight America’s trendiest and most sizzling destinations of the season.
If you still need ideas on where to escape to in the upcoming months, look no further than Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
While Philly offers a wide range of things to do and see, it is its creative transformation of public spaces that makes the city truly unique. From Rail Park, an abandoned rail line converted into a three-mile park, to Spruce Street Harbor Park, an urban beach with floating gardens, a boardwalk, craft beer, and hammocks to relax in, you can soak in the city’s vibrancy along with the sunshine during your summer getaway.
Learn more about Philadelphia’s incredible art scene, pop-up gardens, and public spaces in the video above, and get ready for an unforgettable trip to the City of Brotherly Love.