5820 Overbrook Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19131 +1 215 879 6300
Individuals at The Fellowship study the teachings of Muhammad Raheem Bawa Muhaiyaddeen, a revered Sufi saint from Sri Lanka. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen came to North America in 1971 and founded The Fellowship in Philadelphia. Branches now exist throughout the U.S. and Canada. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen recorded thousands of hours of audio and video cassettes before his death. Members reflect on these teachings and cleanse themselves with prayer and performance of selfless duty. The mazaar, or tomb, of M.R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen is an hour west of the Fellowship house.
2403 Aramingo Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19125 +1 215 426 7529
This indoor playground chain has labyrinths of plastic tunnels, cargo nets, and ball ponds for children from their "terrible twos" to youngsters about 9 years of age. Each obstacle course and play set is tailored to the specific ages of the children. Sitters and safe play zones are available for infants. Snack bars and video game rooms are also on the premises. Group discounts apply for parties calling ahead. Birthday celebrations can also be arranged. Discovery Zone has five locations throughout the Philadelphia area.
1 Awbury Road Philadelphia, PA 19138 +1 215 849 2855
The Awbury Arboretum is 55 acres of horticultural mastery located in the historic Germantown district of Philadelphia. Wildflowers, ferns, serene fields and woodlands combine to create a formal garden along Victorian standards. The land was purchased in 1852 by the wealthy Cope family as a summer home; it became an arboretum in 1916. Programs for inner-city children and guided nature walks are also available. Admission to the park is free.
Cobb's Creek Golf Course is actually located within Philadelphia city limits, just minutes away from downtown. This 18-hole championship set of links is a par 71 public course of 6130 yards. Opened in 1916, Cobb's Creek has watered fairways, putting greens, yardage markers and a driving range that has made this course a favorite among golfers. Opened year round, tee time reservations are required. Call for information about large or corporate outings.
100 East Northwestern Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19118 +1 215 247 5777
This 92-acre public garden is populated with rare, exotic and large trees presented in four different environments: The English Park, Rose Garden, Swan Pond and Japanese Garden all offer a multitude of species and phylum of plants specific to each area. The generally Victorian tone of the gardens radiates a sense of romance and natural splendor. University of Pennsylvania students conduct botanical experiments and studies that are also on display.
Pennhurst State School & Hospital was once Pennsylvania's notorious state-run institution for the mentally handicapped. This massive red-brick campus covers 1400 acres (570 hectares) and is connected through a series of underground tunnels. In 1987, the hospital was forced to close down after allegations of patient abuse and neglect. Recent efforts to develop the property have included a recycling plant, art shows and ghost tours/exhibits. The hospital is on private property and trespassers will be prosecuted.
53 Greenwood Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19426 +1 484 744 3161
See the world from the sky on a hot air balloon ride. This unique experience lets you gently soar and see farmland, forests and streams from above. When you land you'll celebrate your flight with champagne. Make sure you bring a camera!
350 Country Line Road Colmar, PA 18915 +1 215 997 9797
Cool off at the Hatfield Ice Arena where you can take skating lessons. Whether you want to skate hand in hand with your date or your children want to learn to skate backwards, this is the perfect venue. There are a few hours a day when this arena is open to the public so you can practice your ice skating skills.
1012 Pottstown Pike Chester Springs, PA 19425 +1 908 208 1869
Above & Beyond Ballooning is a professional full-time hot air balloon company offering year-round balloon flights in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. They fly seven days a week, with balloon rides scheduled twice daily at sunrise and sunset, weather permitting. Their Chester County, PA launch site is located 45 minutes from center city Philadelphia and offers scenic views of rolling hills, farmland, rural countryside, and on clear days you will even see the Philadelphia skyline. Average flight length is more than an hour, and afterward you can celebrate with a complimentary champagne toast and hors d'oeuvres.
1835 Middletown Road Gradyville, PA 19039 +1 610 459 3212
During the fall and the winter, visitors love coming to Arasapha Farm for either the haunted hayrides or the winter holiday hayride. Located on 80 acres (32 hectares) of property, Arasapha Farm is a working farm owned and operated by the Bates family. Today, the farm is well-known for raising sheep and wild birds.
The First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia was established in 1796
under the supervision of Joseph Priestly, an English scientist and Unitarian minister. It was also the first church in North America to call itself Unitarian. The current building at ...
As the name suggests, this tour takes you through the
stalls and shops of the oldest ethnic market, the Italian Market. Get acquainted with Italian cold cuts like Sopresseta and Prosciutto and sample Italian savories. Guests receive discount cards ...
This remarkable hotel is within walking distance of Philadelphia's top
attractions, including Independence Hall and the Franklin Institute. City Hall and the Pennsylvania Convention Center are four blocks from the hotel and Philadelphia International Airport is just 15 minutes ...