10 Things To Do In Philly and South Jersey This Summer

How could you possibly be bored this summer with so many fun things to do in and around the Greater Philadelphia area?

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

Go for something outside of the box with this immersive art environment located on the iconic South Street!

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Current exhibitions include Vlisco: African Fashion on a Global Stage, Breaking Ground: Printmaking in the US, 1940–1960 and Inside Out.


Don’t miss out on the highly-discussed North American tour of Blink-182, with A Day to Remember, All Time Low and All-American Rejects. Boys Like Girls will also be coming to The Fillmore in August as part of their 10-year anniversary tour. Either way, you’re in for a dose of nostalgia! For a list of more concerts and music festivals in the area, check out the list for Philadelphia and South Jersey.


Wildwood, Ocean City, Sea Isle and more. So many beaches to choose from, so little time.  

Spruce Street Harbor Park

Relax in the vibrant hammocks, enjoy some time out on the river, walk through the twinkling lights and don’t forget to take a picture in the #VisitPhilly chair.

Six Flags


You can’t go wrong with either one of these amusement parks. Whether you want to ride thrilling roller coasters or indulge in sweet chocolate, the parks offer unlimited fun.

The Science Behind Pixar at the Franklin Institute

What could be better than hanging out with WALL-E, Buzz Lightyear, Mike and Sully all day, and getting a little lesson in animation? The exhibit will be in Philadelphia through September 5.

Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square

Dragons and pandas and flowers, oh my! See the bright, colorful lights of the city now through June 12.

One Liberty Observation Deck

Enjoy panoramic views of the city from 883 feet up!

Be sure to check out our other collaboration article with Her Campus Stockton titled 11 Signs You Go to College in South Jersey or Philly!