Can’t Miss Attractions in Philadelphia this Summer

Each summer in Philadelphia brings with it a new sense of excitement to the city. For residents, making the most of each sunny day is a must. For visitors, there’s so much to see and do that it can be hard to know where to start. From attractions open all season long to new exhibitions and limited-series events, The Rittenhouse is plugged into the best of the summer season.

Explore our favorite Philadelphia attractions and things to do during your stay at the Rittenhouse this summer.

Summer-Long Events

From May to September, Philadelphia comes alive with a variety of outdoor summer fun. Pay a visit to the Spruce Street Harbor Park—an urban park/beach space featuring pop-up restaurants, hammocks, and fire pits—perfect for a group outing or casual night spent outside.

Another big summer season draw is the Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest. A warm weather version of the Winterfest ice rink, this outdoor space is transformed into a roller rink, complete with a kid’s play area, food and drink options, and more.

New This Summer

The summer of 2018 will also see the creation of a brand-new Philly attraction. After much buzz and speculation over the past year, the Philadelphia Rail Park opens to the public on June 14. Similar to the High Line in New York City, the Rail Park is an elevated park and recreational pathway that is sure to make a name for itself as a can’t-miss Philadelphia landmark.

Limited-Series Events

They say all good things are better in moderation, and these limited-series Philadelphia events couldn’t prove that to be truer. From May to September, experience both Center City District Sips and Old City Eats for the best happy hour deals in town. Enjoy discounted drinks and appetizers once a week, all summer long.

Planning your summer stay in Philadelphia doesn’t have to break the bank. Save on your stay at the Rittenhouse when you book our Philly Overnight Package and enjoy complimentary parking, gift cards, and coupons for classic Center City experiences.