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.
1075 Southhampton Road Philadelphia, PA 19116 +1 215 676 3939
These nine holes have enticed many a golfer to take a long lunch from time to time. This public, par-27 course offers a quick escape from work or an ideal place to hold a meeting while on the links. Located within the city limits, Quarette is located in Northeast Philadelphia just minutes away from the business district. Don't worry about stopping to pick up your clubs rentals are available. Reservations are not required, greens fees are $9 on the weekdays and $10 on the weekend. Enjoy a cocktail afterward at the bar while you add up your score. The course is open April-November.
700 Cobbs Creek Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19143 +1 215 685 1900
The goal of Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Center is to increase community awareness about issues that affect the environment. The Environmental Center accomplishes this goal by maintaining a major nature center for educational, recreational and aesthetic purposes and by providing hands-on environmental activities such as recycling, composting, trail development, watershed studies and park management. The Center includes an interpretive trail system, picnic grove, meeting rooms, classrooms, administrative offices, laboratories and exhibition space.
8046 Frankford Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19136 +1 215 335 9500
The kids will bug you to take them to the Philadelphia Insectarium, a fascinating museum that is designed to educate the public about the wonderful world of insects. The goal of the museum is to show the critical role that insects play in the balance of nature, the environment and our economy. There are two floors of live and mounted insects from around the globe, a tank inhabited by glow-in-the-dark scorpions, a working beehive and a live termite colony. The big hit with kids is a glass-enclosed kitchen crawling with thousands of cockroaches.
8400 Pine Road Philadelphia, PA 19111 +1 215 742 6100
The Archives of the Medical Mission Sisters documents the history of their mission, charisma and ministries around the world. The Mission movement, founded by Dr. Ann Dengel in 1925, established clinics, hospitals and schools of nurse-midwifery around the world. As the Sisters trained local professionals, they turned the established hospitals over to local authorities. They published the Medical Missionary Magazine from 1927 to 1970; this remains the best source of historical information about the community. The archives are open to the public.
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.
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