10 Things to Do in Philly Before Summer is Over

the symbolic end of summer is, like, 10 days away

Where did summer go?!? Can you just feel it slipping through your fingers? I can & I don’t like it one bit. So I did what I do whenever I feel overwhelmed by something. I put pen to paper & I started a list. I made a list of all the things I feel like I need to do at least once before summer is over.

1. eat a lobster roll

Lobster rolls scream summer & with the 2014 lobster surplus you don’t have to go fine dining. Try Luke’s Lobster in Rittenhouse. Ah-mazing.

10 things to do in philly before summer is over 2014

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2. drink rosé

Seafood & rosé go together like whoa. Also, rosé may be the only pink drink that doesn’t belong exclusively to bachelorette parties.

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3. dine al fresco

At your home, at a restaurant or on a picnic. See #4 for some of the best al fresco options this summer.

4. hit a beer garden or a pop up park

There are so many to choose from & it might be one of the best ways to spend a beautiful summer evening.

10 things to do in philly before summer is over 2014

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5. play mini golf at franklin square

Play a round of mini golf at Franklin Square Park all while getting a “crash course” in historical Philly architecture. Before or after grab a cheeseburger at Square Burger & take a ride on the carousel.

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Franklin Square Park Mini Golf Course

6. enjoy nature

Go outside & take a hike or a run or go on a bike ride. Philly, especially Fairmount Park, is full of treasures waiting for you to explore.

7. go on a jaunt to the countryside

A few personal favorites are Lambertville, Longwood Gardens in Chadds Ford (don’t miss Terrain), Chester County where you can go to Wyebrook Farm or venture a little further & explore Amish country.

10 things to do in philly before summer is over 2014

Wyebrook Farms in Chester County

8. gorge yourself on stone fruits

Peaches, plums, nectarines & apricots are at their peak. They will not taste this good for another 11 months. Eat them, grill them, can them, jam them & even make cocktails with them. Like this Plum Basil Gin Fizz or this Sparkling Rosemary Peach Spritzer.

9. pick your own fruits & vegetables

Linvilla Orchards in Media has pick your own as does Highland Orchards in West Chester (both cute towns to explore too).

10 things to do in philly before summer is over 2014

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10. get in the water

Hit the beach. Find your neighborhood public pools. Or you could make friends with someone who lives in one of these condo buildings that has a pool.

10 things to do in philly before summer is over 2014

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