10 Things To Do in Philadelphia

10 Things to Do in Philadelphia is sponsored by Groupon, however all opinions and wishes are my own.

As you may know I grew up near the one and only Philadelphia. You may know it for a variety of reasons– its sports fans, its history, and, Rocky. Until recently I haven’t given it the time of day. Living away for six years has changed that. Now that I’m going home for a bit, I’m excited to explore this city. While a few of the big items are already on my list, I decided to check out Philadelphia’s page on Groupon Things to Do for some more ideas.

Groupon has these really easy to navigate pages with ideas on things to do in a variety of cities, plus they offer really sweet deals. Most of these below I wouldn’t normally look at because of the prices, but with the Groupon discounts they’re actually steals. I also just like how organized the pages are. It’s a good tool for looking at more than the typical sites in a city, and I like that I can narrow things down based on different categories! So, without further ado, here are my choices for 10 things to do in Philadelphia!


1. Great Philly Food TourCheesesteaks. That’s all I want. I haven’t really had a proper cheesesteak in probably half a decade!

2. Go to a Philadelphia Eagles Football Game. You know, in all my years of bleeding green, I’ve never gone to a game. I think it’s time to change that.

3. Check Out the Spas in PhiladelphiaSoutheast Asia and Korea have spoiled me. Pretty much all of my trips in SE Asia have involved a massage (or three or four). Spa treatments in the US are much more expensive, but a lot of these deals are quite good…

4. Visit the Trampoline ParkI mean, why not? This looks like a blast!

5. Cupcake and Macaron TourIf I detailed my high school saga of trying to find somewhere that sold macarons, you’d feel sorry for me in that #firstworldproblems way. I want to wear my cutest eatin’ dress and experience a full on sugar rush during this tour.

6. Visit the Tyler ArboretumFound my first stop in the US to get my nature fix! There are tons of hiking trails and different activities to do. I’m definitely making a point of stopping by here come November to enjoy the late autumn colors.

7. Visit the Pennsylvania PlantationThis trip appeals to my inner history buff and love of slightly cheesy things like period costumes.

8. Experience an Escape Room. After cancelled plans in Seoul, I’ve kind of been itching to actually try one! I feel like I’m going to have to convince my siblings and cousins into doing one … :p

9. Do a Scavenger Hunt Around the CityHow fun does this look? I feel like my friends and I would have a blast with this.

10. Go on a Historic Walking Tour. You know, I actually think I did something very similar to this when I was really young (like my age was still in the single digits). I think it’s time to round up the family for a part two! I remember loving Betsy Ross’s house, so let’s see if it holds up over 15 years later.

What are some fun things you want to do around your home city? 
Words and Photography by Samantha

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