Kid-Friendly Day Trips Plus Best Philly Cheesesteaks Provide Memorable Outing For All
No matter your mode of transportation or the neighborhood you’d like to visit with kids in tow, there’s simply so much to see and do that will delight little ones — and keep their adult tour guides equally-entertained. Whether it’s the “Magic Gardens” in South Philadelphia (which also makes it easy to pick up the best Philly cheesesteaks – but more on that later) to the museums and American origins of Old City, we’ve got suggestions for sites worth seeing this spring.
Center City: While the hustle, bustle and skyscrapers alone could hold the interest of kids, we’ll bet that the Franklin Institute may be a better bet for an afternoon adventure. “Kids can learn about the science of sports, augmented reality, and electricity through 12 permanent interactive exhibits,” according to Curbed Philadelphia. The IMAX theater, virtual reality exhibits, escape rooms and other educational offerings like “The Train Room” and “Space Command” guarantee almost something for every child.
Old City: If a history lesson is your objective, then it’s hard to beat the neighborhood where the idea of America took hold. It’s possible to walk in the footsteps of our forefathers, after all. Sites worth taking children and teenagers to include the Museum of the American Revolution, the Betsy Ross House, Elfreth’s Alley and the Liberty Bell Center to name a few. Since these operations fall within a few blocks of one another, it’s possible to do the entire afternoon on foot without wearing the kids out.
South Philadelphia: The aforementioned “Magic Gardens” are a South Street staple that you’ve likely already walked passed a dozen times and wondered what lay beyond those one-of-a-kind walls. According to their website, the gardens strive to educate “the public about folk, mosaic, and visionary art.” If you’re wondering what to expect, and if the gardens are going to interest the budding artist in your family, it’s possible to take a virtual tour via the website!
Should you find yourself in South Philly for this art installation or any other exploration, it’s easy to get to Geno’s for the best Philly cheesesteaks. Conveniently located at 9th Street and Passyunk Avenue and offering our staple sandwich around-the-clock, make sure that you stop in for lunch or dinner after or during your kid-friendly city adventure.