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Parks on Tap Takes Over The Horticulture Center in West Fairmount Park
We're sad that Parks on Tap won't be traveling this year, but glad this awesome beer garden will be at the grounds of the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center and close to other great destinations in West Fairmount Park.
Here are 4 AWE Centers Hosting Virtual Events This Summer
This summer is definitely different for all of us, but you can still join virtual nature themed events and programming to help you beat the COVID-19 isolation and the summertime blues.
Social Distancing Spotlight: Cooper River Park
Looking for a place to be outside? Explore miles of paved greenway through this imprtant natural habitat in Camden County.
Social Distancing Spotlight: Cobbs Creek Park
A new segment pushes Cobbs Creek Trail to 4.2 miles of paved greenway for you to safely social distance on while enjoying forests, meadows, and views of the tranquill creek.
Social Distancing Spotlight: Tacony Creek Park
Tacony Creek Park is closer than you think, and we can help you get there without a car. Follow the latest CDC guidelines whenever you are outdoors.
Social Distancing Spotlight: Bartram's Garden
The facilities are closed, but you can still walk along the tidal Schuylkill River, sit next to the rock where John Bartram studied marine life in colonial America, and explore the Bartram's Mile segment of the SRT.
Use the Walk and Bike Shed Tool To See What's Near You
The bikeshed and walkshed maps allow you to see a highlighted area within 15-60 minutes of a particular location.
GPG Can Help You Safely Enjoy The Outdoors During COVID19
You don't have to stay inside 24/7 as long as you follow current CDC recommendations and practice safe social distancing. Take walks, go on bike rides, and give yourself the benefits of being outside.
Covid-19: An Update From GoPhillyGo
We've made some temporary changes to our mobile site and Android app to make sure you can still find great great places to be outside and practice safe social distancing.
The New GoPhillyGo Tours Section Is Here
GoPhillyGo Tours are preplanned itineraries that allow you to explore three or more destinations that are related or close to each other.
Take a Stroll and See Philly's Romantic Destinations
Spend some time with your Valentine in LOVE Park, the Rodin Museum, and other fun Valentine's themed events. No car necessary!
This Weekend in the Watershed 1/23
Winter owls, lunar new year celebration, and much more happening this weekend in the watershed.
Volunteer at one of these AWE Centers this MLK Day
The Alliance for Watershed Education supports parks and nature centers in our region, and we made a list of centers holding MLK Day of Service events.
An Indoor Summer Oasis Opens This February In West Park
Getaway at the Greenhouse transforms the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center into a Summer oasis featuring beach volleyball, lush green plants, a traveling zoo, and green grass to remind you that Summer is not too far away.
Enjoy Some Ice Time At Philly's Public Skating Rinks
Did you know Philly has five public ice skating rinks? It’s true, and all have free admission.
Here Are 6 Transit Friendly Places to Watch Philly's NYE Fireworks
Driving on NYE is a terrible idea. Use SEPTA to get to these great places to watch the fireworks.
New Gallery Show at the Schuylkill Center Visualizes the Climate Crisis
Tempestries are knitted scarf like tapestries that visualize the changes in temperature over the past century and more. Cities all over the world are making them, and now Philly has its own set.
This Weekend in the Watershed 12/18
Night hikes for the winter solstice, an immersive experience with thousands of butterflies and more happening this weekend in the watershed.
The Best 2019 Holiday Lights Are Near Transit Hubs. Here's how to get there.
LOVE Park, City Hall, Miracle on 13th St, and more are all near major transit lines. We can get you in the holiday spirit, no car required!
#optoutside With GoPhillyGo This Holiday
If you need to walk off that extra helping of stuffing and turkey, or just want to escape to a new park, GoPhillyGo has you covered.
This Weekend in the Watershed 11/14
Bird walks at John Heinz NWR, drop in and volunteer at Lardner's Point Park, and so much more happening this weekend in the watershed.
New Section of Cobbs Creek Trail Under Construction
The new trail is under construction between Woodland Ave and 70th St, and will connect to SEPTA's Route 11 Trolley.
This Weekend in the Watershed 10/31
Happy Halloween! There are plenty of fun activities to burn off those candy calories. Let GoPhillyGo get you outdoors this weekend!
You Don't Need a Car to See the Fall Foliage
The fall colors are finally making it to Philadelphia and we want you to get outdoors and enjoy them.
This Weekend in the Watershed 10/16
Get out this weekend and join one of several volunteer work days happening across our region.
The GoPhillyGo Android App is One Year Old!
The GPG Android app heads into its second year of helping people ditch the car for transit, biking, and walking.
GoPhillyGo can get you on the water. No car required!
Philly has some great destinations that provide you with everything you need for a safe trip on a river or lake and you don't need a car to get there.
Philly Free Streets 2019 Returns to North Broad St
Philly Free Streets returns to North Broad Street with 4 car free miles in August!
Opening Day For Trails 2019
Lace up your hiking shoes and pump up those bike tires. It's time to hit the trails!
Rethinking the Modern Monument at Rodin Museum
A new exhibit makes the Rodin Museum a great place to start your visit to the Parkway Museum District. GoPhillyGo can help you get here and to the other museums!
New SEPTA Route Can Get You To 18 GPG Destinations
SEPTA's brand new Route 49 bus passes close to 18 GoPhillyGo destinations, and if you bring your bike, you can get to even more!
Winter Biking Part II: Layers
Do you pile on the layers or go light to stay cool? Our staff discuss their varying approaches to layering winter clothing.
New Exhibit Promotes Diversity and Inclusion at Please Touch Museum
Please Touch Museum's new exhibit welcomes children of all faiths and backgrounds to enjoy a vibrant play space that teaches about Islamic culture in Philadelphia
Watch: Why We Bike In The Winter
Do you like to bike all year round? So do we! Watch and listen to our slideshow about why we bike all year long in Part 1 of our series on winter biking!
Test your Cupid Skills at a pop up Archery range and more this Valentine's Day!
Pop-up archery and an adults only tour of the Adventure Aquarium are a couple of unique things to do with your special someone this Valentine's Day. Show some love to our planet and get there sustainably!
Celebrate Groundhog Day at the Refuge This Saturday!
The government shutdown is over. It’s back to regular hours for the visitor center at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge and the annual Groundhog Day Festival is happening this weekend.
Please Touch Museum Talks Money With Kids
Cents and Sensibility is the Please Touch Museum’s first new permanent exhibit in over a decade and teaches kids the value of a dollar.
See What's Happening this MLK Day at Philly's Museums
Discount admission, amazing performances, and a chance to give back to your community this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
5 Reasons to Hit the Trail This Winter
Philadelphia has some of the best urban park space and now is a great time to use it. There are plenty of reasons to get out and explore!
Use GoPhillyGo To See The Present, Miracle on 13th Street and More!
Only a grinch likes to look for parking during the holidays. Ditch the car and check out Philadelphia's best holiday light displays!
Explore the Seaport Museum's New Exhibit River Alive!
River Alive! at Independence Seaport Museum uses state of the art technology to teach kids about the Delaware River Watershed and combines science, role playing, and art in one amazing space!
Indego Unleashes 10 Electric Assisted Bikes To Their Fleet
Philadelphia and Indego began a two month pilot program and put 10 E-Bikes into their bike share system. If all goes well there could be a lot more coming next year.
Show Your Park Some Love This Saturday
Love Your Park's Fall Service Day is happening this Saturday and GoPhillyGo wants you to double down on your commitment to the environment by planning a sustainable trip to your favorite fall service event.
New Art Space Fosters Childhood Creativity in Parkside
Please Touch Museum's brand new Creative Arts Studio supplies kids with much needed resources to express themselves through art while learning valuable social skills.
You Don't Need a Car to Have Scary Fun This Halloween
Finding parking is scary enough. Leave the car behind and use GoPhillyGo to get to Halloween destinations like Terror Behind the Walls and Fright Factory in South Philadelphia.
Enjoy The Fall Foliage And More At The Discovery Center
For years, the Strawberry Mansion Reservoir, formerly East Park Reservoir, was shuddered and fenced off from the neighboring community. Those days are over.
New Boardwalk and Trail Turns Muddy Flood Plain to Useable Green Space
Construction is finished and SRT users can now enjoy a revamped section of the trail and a boardwalk looping over a major habitat for the endangered red bellied turtle.
Check Out The New Vikings: Beyond The Legend exhibit at the Franklin Institute
View 600 artifacts from the daily lives of the Vikings. Many have never been on display in North America.
Check out the 2018 Philadelphia Open Studio Tours this Weekend!
Get out this weekend for intimate experiences with artists in their personal workspaces.
Download the Brand New Free GoPhillyGo Android App!
The New GoPhillyGo Android app is here and available in the Google Play Store!
GoPhillyGo can help you plan a trip to the Jersey Shore!
There's no need to use a car to get to the shore this summer. NJ Transit will pick you up in Philadelphia and have your toes in the sand in no time at all.
Get Tatted At The Independence Seaport Museum This Saturday
For one day only, visitors can explore the life of legendary tattoo artist "Crazy Philadelphia" Eddie Funk and leave with a real tattoo drawn from one of Eddie's original stencils.
Cool Off at the Free Library's New Play and Learn Areas
Libraries are literally cool places to learn and relax when the humidity is through the roof and three even have brand new play and learn areas!
Check Out Our List of Public Pools Near Trails in Philadelphia
There's nothing better than jumping in a pool after a jog or ride on one of our city's trails. GoPhillyGo wants to get you there without a car!
If you aren’t spending time in The Woodlands cemetery, you should be.
Don’t let its original purpose as a final resting place for some of the wealthiest Philadelphians of the Victorian era scare you. The Woodlands is a great place to take a run or an easy stroll and a great green space in West Philly.
Philadelphia's Rail Park Phase 1 Now Open!
Rail Park Phase 1 is the coolest new green space in Philadelphia and GoPhillyGo will get you to this amazing quarter mile park!
Explore The Circuit Trails On A Regional Scavenger Hunt
The Circuit Trails scavenger hunt highlights great places and destinations along the network of Circuit Trails in our region. You can use their interactive map to see all the scavenger hunt locations. Make sure you are committed to the environment by planning your sustainable trip to the Circuit Trails with GoPhillyGo!
Love Your Park Week Kicks Off With 100 Events Citywide!
Love Your Park Week is your chance to give back to a park that gives you a place to enjoy the outdoors. There's over 100 clean-ups, special events and openings happening all across Philly, so make sure you use GoPhillyGo to get there! Here's some of our favorites!
Watch Mayor Kenney Unveil the 2018 Free Streets Date and Route
It's official. The 2018 Philly Free Streets is taking place on August ll from 8-1pm along North Broad between City Hall and Erie Avenue.
South To Christian Segment of SRT is Officially Open!
Watch Mayor Jim Kenney and Councilman Kenyatta Johnson deliver remarks at the trail opening ceremony for the South to Christian segment of the SRT
Penn Museum Reveals New Middle East Gallery
Penn Museum's new Middle Eastern Gallery highlights mans evolution from village and nomadic life to complex ancient urban societies that faced many of the same challenges that face city residents today.
Works By Robin Irizarry Featured in New Art Exhibition
A new art exhibit at Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Center highlights the illustrations and wood carvings of local artist Robin Irizarry.
Check Out GPG's List of Plogging Events Happening This Week Across The City
Plogging is the best way to stay fit and clean up Philadelphia. All you have to do is pick up litter along your run to do your part to make Philadelphia litter free!
Stomp Out Cabin Fever with some Prescribed Nature Time
Welcome to Spring. Despite what your eyes may see, warm weather and sunshine are just around the bend. We want to help you shake that cabin fever, and get some prescribed nature time!
GoPhillyGo Rides the Pennypack Path
Once in a while, a nice day pops up in a season of seemingly endless noreasters. The best thing to do is find your way to the nearest trail, and spend as much time as you can enjoying nature!
Spring at Mill Grove: New Building and an Art Show in Audubon's Barn
John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove has been closed since last November, and will be reopening this Spring with a new visitor center, and their annual art show "Drawn From Nature."
LOVE Sculpture is Back in LOVE Park for Valentine's Day
The Iconic LOVE sculpture is back after nearly two years away from LOVE Park. Onlookers watched the iconic statue parade down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, before being hoisted on top of its pedestal at the entrance to the park.
South Street to Christian Street SRT Segment Now Open
The section between South and Christian Streets is one more piece in linking up the entire Schiuylkill River Trail through Philadelphia to the Delaware River.
When a Fish and a Mussel Team Up, A River Gets Cleaner
The Fairmount Water Works is playing matchmaker with freshwater mussels and fish from the Schuylkill River. This unlikely partnership will bring back the once plentiful freshwater mussel, and provide the Schuylkill River with tiny living filters who inadvertently clean our water.
Take a Free Trip on Regional Rail When Your Transpass Becomes a Trailpass
Your weekly and monthly transpass turns into a trailpass on Saturday and Sunday. You can bring your bike on all weekend trains, or connect to another SEPTA route for a multimodal trip to destinations all over our region.
Learn A River's Name
A new curated art exhibit at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education examines a watershed's unique characteristic, and encourages visitors to explore their own local streams, creeks and rivers.
Tacony Creek Trail To Get New Underpass at Roosevelt Boulevard
A new underpass at the Roosevelt Boulevard means pedestrians and cyclists will no longer have to cross one of America's most deadly highways.
Need an escape for some fresh air? Let GoPhillyGo and SEPTA get you there!
There are a ton of great parks and outdoor spaces along SEPTA's transit routes. You may be surprised how quickly you can get from major urban centers to green space. Here are a few quick trips you can plan today on GoPhillyGo
7 Great Views of the City & How to Get There by Public Transit, Foot, or Bike
Ever wonder where you can get a gorgeous view of our city? We've complied a list of urban and nature destinations that are easily accessible by walking, biking or riding public transit where you can do just that.
Video Trip to Palmyra Cove
GoPhillyGo student ambassadors, Tykee James and Stephanie Mason, used GoPhillyGo.org to plan a trip to one of our featured destinations, Palmyra Cove Nature Park.
Let GoPhillyGo help you #OptOutside this Black Friday
Don't be the person who gets punched for a TV. There's plenty of great places to go that don't involve shopping this holiday weekend. Here are a few fun ways to avoid the crowds.
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Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin for GoPhillyGo
Video Trip to SCEE
GoPhillyGo.org takes a trip to The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education located off of Hagy’s Mill Road in Philadelphia.
Scudder Falls Bridge Work closes Delaware and D&R Canal Towpaths
Ongoing construction on the Scudder Falls Bridge has forced the Delaware and D&R Canal towpaths to be closed until October 31 for safety concerns.
Vision Zero Breakdown
Philadelphia has the highest rate of vehicle involved pedestrian deaths in the entire country.
Rethinking Transit: SEPTA's Bus System
SEPTA's antiquated transit system is due for some upgrades to make service easier and available to all Philadelphians.
Ready, Set, GoPhillyGo!
GoPhillyGo’s trip-planning website is now available for mobile
New Boulevard Direct Bus Service Turns 80 Stops to 8
The new route 14 direct bus has only 8 stops between Frankford Transportation Center and the Neshaminy Mall, and cuts travel time by 30%
Park(ing) Day 2017
Providing temporary public open space . . . one parking spot at at time.
Go Philly Go Visits the Wissahickon Environmental Center
The Wissahickon Environmental Center is surrounded by some of Philadelphia's last remaining forests and meadows.
The Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavillion
You can find about 2000 butterflies and 80 different species of arthropods all living on Frankford Ave in Holmesburg.
#GoPhillyGo Social Media Contest
Plan a ride. Share it. Win!
Tag Go_Philly_Go and #GoPhillyGo
Part 1: Winterize You + Your Bike
Part 1 of a 2 part series on winterizing yourself and your bike. Read this article to learn about what to wear, and read an interview with seasoned winter commuting cyclist, Larkin S. Check out part 2 to learn how to winterize your bike.
Part 2: Winterize You + Your Bike
In this blog, Aaron Ritz, who is on his tenth year of winter cycling in Philadelphia, adds his tips and useful habits for winter cycling. Aaron has been biking for transportation all of his life, including snow and ice covered roads in Iowa, Minnesota, as well as Japan.