Family Things to Do in Philadelphia This Summer

Looking for fun family things to do in Philadelphia this summer? You’ll find an exciting array of kid-friendly attractions and events all season long in this premium vacation destination.

RiverRink SummerFest – Discover a roller-skating rink, kids play area, fun games, and a boathouse-style lodge for food and drinks at this attraction at Penn’s Landing. Visit

Morris Arboretum’s Garden Railway – Go on a whimsical adventure with miniature trains as they cruise through scenic gardens, past tiny versions of Philly landmarks, lighthouses and sculptures. Visit

Lego Art of the Brick – Franklin Institute welcomes this amazing Lego exhibit, which will inspire your kids to create with a stunning collection of original masterpieces – all made from the colorful building bricks.

Spruce Street Harbor Park – Located on the Delaware River Waterfront, this pop-up park is a seasonal oasis with hammocks, ice cream treats and an arcade on the boardwalk. Visit Harbor Park.
Sesame Place – Celebrating its 35th anniversary all summer long, this popular theme park features water slides, whirling rides, live entertainment, and a daily birthday party parade. Visit
Animal Grossology – Kids will love learning about the stinky, slimy, yucky side of nature at this interactive exhibit, found at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.

If you’re planning a family vacation to the City of Brotherly Love, The Rittenhouse Hotel offers a vibrant atmosphere for your next getaway with the kids. Our luxury hotel offers an inviting ambiance and family-friendly amenities, including an indoor pool, complimentary in-room movies and popcorn, children’s bathrobes, MP3 docking stations, and a copy of the book “Goodnight Philadelphia” for story time in bed. And you can pick up discount tickets to the Philadelphia Zoo, Adventure Aquarium and the Please Touch Museum from our concierge. For the ultimate family vacation, contact us at 1 (800) 635-1042 to make your reservations to our iconic Philadelphia hotel.