It seems like almost every day that a new attraction opens in Philadelphia. Once upon a time, this city was the target of backhanded compliments like, “the next Brooklyn,” but today, only a fool would argue that Philadelphia isn’t a thriving cultural hub in its own right. From parks to shopping to tourist attractions, the “City of Brotherly Love” is booming with new developments. Here are some of the newest attractions we are thankful for this year:
Located along the eastern bank of the Schuylkill River, this recently opened boardwalk system has transformed a once-dull riverfront into a hotspot for tourists and fitness buffs alike. Spanning nearly a half-mile, the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk floats out upon the water, running between Locust Street and the South Street Bridge. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing spot for a morning run, or a scenic place to view the city skyline, this new attraction is sure to please.
This minimalist Japanese clothing retailer is highly selective about where they open new stores, but it’s no surprise that Philly made the cut. The new Chestnut Street location, which opened in October, offers buttery-soft flannels, winter-ready long johns, and cashmere sweaters at acrylic prices. Boasting limited edition capsule collections with high-fashion designers like Phillip Lim and Jil Sander, this store is sure to please even the haughtiest couture snob. If there’s a shopaholic in your crew, this new Philly attraction is a must-see.
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The newly opened Dilworth Park is a great spot to take a load off right at the base of City Hall. Once a boring beige plaza, Philly’s newest green-space is now a park worthy of the beautiful building it shares its grounds with. Featuring public art, chic urban landscaping, and an ice rink in wintertime, Dilworth Park follows in Philly’s longstanding tradition of innovative public spaces. Be sure to grab a bite to eat at Rosa Blanca Café, a hip Cuban diner by Philadelphia restaurateur Jose Garces.
So what if we’re biased? Who wouldn’t be thankful for Big Red Pedal Tours? We’ve got it all covered when it comes to fun things to do in Philly. For just over a year now, our big red bikes have been taking tourists and locals alike to the places that matter most in our city—historical sites, and bars. Whether you’re looking to party, or looking to learn, Big Red Pedal Tours has something fun in store for you and your friends.