Summer is just around the corner and Philly is coming alive once again! From rooftop restaurants to candlelight concerts and everything in between, here are the best things to do in Philly this June.
Calm your mind and experience classical music in a whole new light with these sensational concerts located in gorgeous locations. Hosted at venues like the BOK Building, One North Broad Masonic Temple, and the City Winery, each space will be illuminated with flameless candles, creating an unforgettable ambiance. Highlights of the concert series this month include:
- The Best of Hans Zimmer
- A Tribute to Taylor Swift
- From Bach to the Beatles
- A Tribute to Adele
- A Tribute to Queen and More
Studies show that 80 percent of people eat with their eyes. But when you take the sense of sight away, the theory goes that your other senses are even stronger. Interested in testing it? Then grab your tickets fast for the ultimate tasting experience in Philadelphia this summer: Dining in The Dark, a blindfolded dinner experience unlike anything you (haven’t) seen before. With dietary options including vegan, seafood, or meat, this mysterious dining experience is sure to surprise you and your taste buds! Tickets are going quickly for June – get yours here.
Tucked away inside a hidden corner of the city lies the Genie’s Secret Bazaar – an indoor marketplace full of fortune tellers, artists, alchemists, and mesmerizing performers. Inspired by the classic story “Aladdin and the Magic Lamp,” this magical bazaar features secret doors, hidden puzzles, and exciting games to explore and enjoy. With food vendors and artisan merchants at every corner, you’ll experience this classic tale like never before. Opening this June, you can get your tickets to the Genie’s Bazaar now!
The Tower Theatre is currently hosting a totally unique entertainment show—a 4D experience that surrounds you with artistic masterpieces of Vincent Van Gogh on all sides. As opposed to gazing at just one painting from afar in a museum, you’ll be able to walk inside Van Gogh’s greatest works at this exhibit. The vibrant colors and masterly brushstrokes swirl around you as you experience these post-impressionist works at a surreal scale. Get your tickets for June dates here!
Kick it prehistoric style! Dinos Alive promises to be an absolute delight for dino enthusiasts both young and old. In this immersive experience, you’ll be able to meet life-sized, moving dinosaurs up-close and learn everything about how they lived while on earth. Hop on the waitlist here!
If you’ve always wanted to explore the underwater world, today’s your lucky day: this tiki submarine-inspired pop-up bar is setting sail in Philly, bringing with it fantastical submerged adventures. A secret location turns into a Cold War submarine, offering you the perfect vibe to party with a live band and drink boozy cocktails in a sea-themed venue. Hop on board the waitlist here!
An immersive murder mystery is making its way to Philadelphia, and it’s your task to solve it! A wealthy old widow was found dead in her home, and you’ve been assigned to be a part of the investigation team to solve her murder. Don’t miss the opportunity to solve the case – sign up for the waitlist here.
Take a break from the endless hours of shopping at King of Prussia and have some fun! This June, you can play an epic escape game with three storylines to choose from, or experience what it’s like to skydive indoors. If you’re looking for an unforgettable and unique adventure, you’ve come to the right place.
This interactive game lets you play detective as you follow the trail of a missing person through Independence Mall. Meander through quaint Old City streets while using clues and solving puzzles to learn the history and origins of Philly’s most celebrated sites as you attempt to crack the case.
Make the most of a rainy weekend and learn a thing or two! You can learn how to make Pastel de Natas in the comfort of your own home while pastry chef & bakery owner João shares easy-to-follow steps and pro tricks to make your puff pastry using staple ingredients that you’re sure to have in your pantry already. Sign up here!
This adult-only night tour covers all the raunchy topics that your normal walking tour of Philadelphia wouldn’t dare to mention. Developed by a local university professor versed in the dark side of Philadelphia’s nightlife history, this tour covers vampires, sex, ghosts, and more, all while sightseeing the classic Philly historical spots like Alexander Hamilton’s home, The Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and more.
We can’t wait to see the newest movie releases on a screen larger than our laptops! This spring, there are plenty of anticipated films, like Top Gun and Doctor Strange. Get your tickets to the hottest films in Philly here with an exclusive discount.
It’s rooftop time Philly! Your drink or dinner will come with a side of gorgeous city views. From wonderful waterfront enclaves to leafy paradises, these seven Philly rooftops have it all. We’ve even included a link to see which one you should visit next.
Once school is finally out, summer will be here in full swing, and what better way to spend the day than at an amusement park? There are quite a few exciting ones around Philadelphia, so we have gathered them in a guide for you to choose your favorite one to visit! From Hershey Park to Knoebels, you’ll be sure to find a park that’s fun for the whole family.
If adventure is calling you this summer, try out a new sport like kayaking, canoeing, or paddleboarding! Philadelphia is in the perfect place for paddle sports since it has the Delaware River on one side and the Schuylkill River on the other. Click here to find the best places to discover these sports and try something new!
Beer gardens are magical places, where local food and craft beer collide into one excellent environment. Did you know that the term beer garden comes from brewers who would plant gardens above their underground beer cellars to keep them at a cool temperature while the beer fermented? You can also keep cool this summer with a cold brew from one of these 7 charming beer gardens in Philly.
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