Parks & Nature in Philadelphia

Where local Airbnb hosts go be one with nature. Join them in their favorite parks, beaches, and trails.

Locals’ favorite places

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1. Rittenhouse Square
206local recommendations
Joe & Steve
Joe & Steve says “Rittenhouse Square is one of the five original open-space parks planned by William Penn and his surv...” ·
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2. Valley Forge National Historical Park
1400 N Outer Line Dr
45local recommendations
Zak
Zak says “In the winter of 1777-1778, Valley Forge was the encampment headquarters of the Continental Army dur...” ·
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3. Schuylkill River Park
300 S 25th St
123local recommendations
Beth & Dylan
Beth & Dylan says “This is one of the newest gems in the city! They've revamped the area along the Schuylkill River in...” ·
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4. Independence National Historical Park
41local recommendations
Chris
Chris says “Pope Francis will speak at Independence Hall about religious freedom and immigration. Independence N...” ·
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5. Greensgrow Farms
2501 E Cumberland St
21local recommendations
Chris & Darlene
Chris & Darlene says “Local Urban Farm. Longest standing in the country and has been a model for other urban farms.” ·
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6. Clark Park Farmers' Market
4300-4398 Baltimore Ave
80local recommendations
Lee
Lee says “Clark Park draws dog owners, parents and foodies on Farmers Market days (Saturdays year round and Th...” ·
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7. Wissahickon Valley Park
Valley Green Rd
62local recommendations
Suzanne
Suzanne says “Wissahickon Valley Park Trail (Forbidden Drive) follows the creek of the same name through the entir...” ·
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8. Washington Square
210 W Washington Square
37local recommendations
Joe & Steve
Joe & Steve says “Washington Square, originally designated in 1682 as Southeast Square, is a 6.4 acres (2.6 ha) open-s...” ·
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9. Schuylkill River Trail - Philadelphia to Valley Forge
Schuylkill River Trail - Philadelphia to Valley Forge
5local recommendations
Samantha
Samantha says “You can take this flat towpath all the way to Valley Forge or into Center City!”
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10. Independence Mall
150 South Independence Mall W
9local recommendations
Jason
Jason says “"We Hold These Truths... :" Independence Hall (Outdoor; Overlooking Independence Mall) Address by Po...” ·
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11. Fairmount Park
Reservoir Dr
68local recommendations
Sarah & Alex
Sarah & Alex says “Fairmount Park is an enormous park with lots of different activities - biking, horseback riding, ult...” ·
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12. Penn Treaty Park
1301 N Beach St
28local recommendations
Steve
Steve says “Awesome park that's 1/2 mile away (9 minute walk). 7 acres of open green space, clean picnic areas, ...” ·
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13. John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
8601 Lindbergh Blvd
8local recommendations
Kat
Kat says “This is a fabulous wetlands and major migration point for birds. There's an eagle's nest within sigh...” ·
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14. Race Street Pier
N Christopher Columbus Blvd
25local recommendations
Anna & Vlad
Anna & Vlad says “Our favorite park, it opened recently and features a new innovative design. Has great views of the B...” ·
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15. Wissahickon Bike Trail
Wissahickon Bike Trail
6local recommendations
Roberta
Roberta says “Great trails and some mountain bike trails, but make an appointment to use mountain trails.” ·
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16. FDR Park
13local recommendations
Chris
Chris says “Close to my house, great for a short walk. Has public tennis and a cheap golf course. Also a skate p...” ·
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17. Bartram's Garden
5400 Lindbergh Blvd
19local recommendations
Amy
Amy says “America's oldest living botanical garden features an 18th century farmstead, native plants, wildflow...” ·
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18. Fairmount Park
69local recommendations
Sarah & Alex
Sarah & Alex says “Fairmount Park is an enormous park with lots of different activities - biking, horseback riding, ult...” ·
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19. Liberty Lands
913 N 3rd St
12local recommendations
Jae
Jae says “My favorite park in the area. With swings, and a jungle gym for the kids, a stage, a public garden,...” ·
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20. Dilworth Park
1 S 15th St
14local recommendations
Katerina
Katerina says “The best rink to go ice skating and grab a hot chocolate at the end of a long winter day...” ·
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21. Tyler State Park
101 Swamp Rd
6local recommendations
Betsy & Jon
Betsy & Jon says “A Beautiful Nature Walk, rent a canoe, hike, play disc golf or take a trail ride from the park stabl...” ·
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22. Stephen Girard Park
2101 W Shunk St
2local recommendations
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23. Palumbo Recreation Center
725 S 10th St
6local recommendations
Jonathan
Jonathan says “Great park. Play equipment for the kids, baseball diamond, and basketball courts.” ·
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24. Evansburg State Park
851 Mayhall Rd
3local recommendations
Brenda
Brenda says “Just beautiful for hiking,picnicking, & fishing all year round! Gorgeous creek runs through it!” ·
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25. Three Bears Park
319 Delancey St
3local recommendations
Jesse And Libby
Jesse And Libby says “This is a beautiful park for little kids! Also this is a great walking route to get over to the his...” ·
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26. Dickinson Square Park
Tasker St
6local recommendations
Amy
Amy says “Close by and good for reading a book, taking a walk, enjoying the farmer's market on Sundays, and a ...” ·
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27. Brandywine Creek State Park
41 Adams Dam Rd
4local recommendations
Anne
Anne says “This park has lovely walks, some along the Brandywine River. Get directions from the office to park ...” ·
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28. Smith Playground
2100 S 24th St
2local recommendations
Zornitsa
Zornitsa says “NOTE: Air BnB has the wrong address. Just google Smith's Playground, its in West Philly. If you ar...”
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29. Alapocas Run State Park
1914 W Park Dr
2local recommendations
Regina
Regina says “Beautiful views of the Brandywine River, walking and hiking trails”
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30. Belmont Plateau Cross Country Course
Army Rd
2local recommendations
Elizabeth
Elizabeth says “One of the best views of Center City. Sit in your car at twilight and watch Downtown light up!”