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Philadelphia Travel Guide

Philadelphia Sports & Activities

Uncover sports & activities in Philadelphia with our insider's guide.

Baseball

Philadelphia Phillies. Since 2004 the Philadelphia Phillies have played in Citizens Bank Park, a beautiful stadium that makes for a great day...

Basketball

Philadelphia consistently produces first-rate basketball prospects, and vigorous, competitive pickup games can be found at hundreds of courts...

Biking

One popular treat for cyclists is to ride the paved path along the east side of the Schuylkill River ; cross East Falls Bridge, and return...

Boxing

The Blue Horizon holds only 1,200 people—small in comparison to Madison Square Garden or Caesar's Palace—but every seat is close to the action...

Fishing

Fairmount Park. On the banks of Wissahickon Creek and Pennypack Creek you can find good trout fishing; call the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat...

Football

Philadelphia Eagles. The Philadelphia Eagles can be seen in action at their state-of-the-art facility, from September through January. The...

Golf

Philadelphia has six 18-hole courses that are open to the public. Cobb's Creek is the most challenging; Roosevelt is the easiest. Call ahead...

Health Clubs

Just because your hotel doesn't have a fitness center doesn't mean you have to forego your workout. Some downtown gyms and health clubs allow...

Hiking

Fairmount Park. There are 25 mi of fine solo walks or hikes in Fairmount Park and 54 mi in the unspoiled Wissahickon, a northern section of...

Hockey

Philadelphia Flyers. The Philadelphia Flyers hit the ice at the Wells Fargo Center from October to April. Tickets start at $46. flyers.nhl...

Horseback Riding

Ashford Farm. Of the numerous bridle paths coursing through Philadelphia, the most popular are the trails of the Wissahickon in the northwest...

Ice-Skating

Blue Cross RiverRink. You can skate outdoors—with the Delaware River and Benjamin Franklin Bridge as a backdrop—daily from November to March...

In-Line Skating

Landskaters Inline Skate Club. In-line skating enthusiasts can take to the narrow city streets for high-flying, but safe—helmets are mandatory...

Jogging

Joggers can be seen on streets all over the city, but probably no area is favored more than Kelly and West River drives, a scenic 8-mi route...

Running

Broad Street Run. The Broad Street Run, a 10-miler down Broad Street, is a May event. 215/683–3594 . www.broadstreetrun.com . Penn Relays...

Rowing

The placid Schuylkill River, the elegant Boathouse Row, the annual regattas, and a climate that allows an average of 360 rowing days a year...

Soccer

Philadelphia Kixx. Philadelphia KiXX, the city's first national professional soccer team, draws crowds of exuberant fans to The Liacouras Center...

Swimming

12th Street Gym. After doing laps in the 25-meter indoor pool at the 12th Street Gym, you can relax on a poolside lounge chair. The staffers...

Tennis

Fairmount Park has more than 100 free public courts; courts are usually first-come, first-served. Department of Recreation. Call the Department...

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