Things To Do In Philadelphia

DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist – Renegades of Rhythm Tour on Saturday, September 6, at 8 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist - Renegades of Rhythm Tour

Theatre of Living Arts

$41.50 $20.50

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DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist collaborate using Afrika Bambaataa’s original record collection to celebrate his & Zulu Nation's 40th anniversary

Philadelphia magazine's Battle of the Burger Presented by Amstel Light on September 10 at 6–9 p.m. for One or Two (Up to 50% Off)

Philadelphia magazine's Battle of the Burger Presented by Amstel Light

The Piazza at Schmidt’s

$50 $25

Chow down on unlimited burgers during a three-hour cookout that'll decide the best burger in Philly

90-Minute Dance Class for One, Two, or Four, or Private Party for Up to Eight (Up to 75% Off)

Art of Exotic Dancing

Multiple Locations

$50 $20

Alluring choreography is set to music during supportive, confidence-boosting classes and parties

$45 for $100 Worth of Recording-Studio Rental — Above Entertainment

Above Entertainment

Philadelphia

$100 $45

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Shooting-Range Package with Safety Instruction, Gun, Targets, and Ammo for 2, 4, or 6 at The Gun Range (Up to 58% Off)

The Gun Range

North Philadelphia East

$237 $99

NRA-certified instructors lead a 15-minute safety course before each participant fires 25 rounds at indoor lanes that are 23 yards long

$36 for $65 Worth of Music Lessons — ACE School of Music

Ace School Of Music

On Location

$65 $36

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Two 30-Minute Kids' Music Lessons at Chestnut Hill Music Academy (Up to 54% Off)

Chestnut Hill Music Academy

Chestnut Hill

$63 $29

One-on-one music lessons are customized to each student's talents and cover a variety of instruments, including woodwinds, piano, and voice

One Month of Unlimited Classes or 10 Classes at CrossFit Renaissance (Up to 77% Off)

CrossFit Renaissance

Port Richmond

$195 $45

Cardio drills, Olympic lifts, and gymnastics techniques form ever-varied CrossFit workouts that condition bodies for functional movement

10 Zumba Classes at Zumba Class with Danielle (69% Off)

Zumba ® Class With Danielle

Philadelphia

$65 $20

Join the party for a full-body workout.

Painting Class for One, Two, Three, or Four from Paint Tyme (Up to 59% Off)

Paint Tyme

On Location

$60 $25

Business supports both local artists and small businesses by holding step-by-step painting lessons at nearby restaurants

Four Rounds of Mini Golf at Keystone Mini Golf and Arcade (58% Off)

Keystone Mini-golf And Arcade

Philadelphia

$36 $15

A round of indoor miniature golf for a family of four

Hand-Paint Your Own Stationery Cards with a Lifelong Artist

Paint-Your-Own Stationery Class

Bella Vista - Southwark

$35 $35

Painter and illustrator Liz Moorhead teaches you how to mix, blend, and paint with watercolors to create personalized stationery cards

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at Erie Lanes (Up to 67% Off)

Erie Lanes

Juniata Park- Philadelphia

$54.50 $18

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Customers spend two hours bowling in the sprawling, brightly colored facility, which features plenty of bumper-bowling lanes just for kids

$65 for Entry to Philadelphia Spartan Sprint on Saturday, September 20 (Up to $140 value)

Spartan Races

Philadelphia

$140 $65

Strength, stamina, and resolve are tested by obstacles ranging from climbing walls to carrying sandbags

BalletFleming's "After the Summer Sun" at The Performance Garage on September 19 or 20 (Up to 51% Off)

"After the Summer Sun"

The Performance Garage

$25 $13

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Inventive contemporary ballets set to music by Eric Clapton and Guster mark the opening of the company's fifth season

Round of Golf for Two or Four at Philadelphia Quartett Golf Club (Half Off)

Philadelphia Quartett Golf Club

Philadelphia

$44 $22

Quick-to-play course challenges golfers with small greens and tight fairways; total of nine holes encourages groups to play the course twice

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

VIP Admission to Pub Crawl and Expo for Two or Four from Running of the Santas on December 12–13 (50% Off)

Running of the Santas Mega Festival

Multiple Locations

$160 $80

The Running of the Santas pub crawl, a nationwide event, concludes with a huge North Pole party featuring 10 live bands

18-Holes of Golf for Two or Four with Cart Rental on a Weekday or Weekend at Juniata Golf Club (Up to 52% Off)

Juniata Golf Club

Juniata Park - Feltonville

$70 $35

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18-hole course sprawls over 106 hilly acres and places premium on club selection and course management

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An extraordinarily unique attraction that takes up several square blocks in the middle of Philadelphia’s mostly residential Fairmount neighborhood, Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site tells the story of its nearly 150-year history well. The penitentiary, opened in 1829, had solitary-confinement cellblocks that radiated out from a central point likes wheel spokes, with each cell lit by a skylight. While the site closed as a working prison in 1971, the grounds began daily historic tours in 1994, allowing visitors to roam through much of the soaring, vaulted, crumbling facility that briefly held Al Capone as an inmate. Guided tours and self-guided audio tours are included with admission, but it should be noted that the site is not for children under seven. Besides the hefty and sometimes haunting narrative of the place, the penitentiary lacks both heat and air conditioning, and comes with plenty of rusty, uneven surfaces.

2027 Fairmount Ave
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Blue Mountain Vineyards owners, Joe and Vickie, are pinot pioneers. Beginning with a 5-acre experiment in 1986, they discovered that the soil of the Lehigh Valley does a fine impression of French terrain, making it suitable for growing the grapes of cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, and other European varietals. Since then, they've expanded to a 50-acre plot, where they now produce wines that have won awards from the Fingerlake International Wine Competition and Appellation America.

Panoramic views of the Blue Mountains overlook scenic terraces at the vineyards, where grapes spring from soil that soldiers roamed during the Revolutionary War. Tastings, concerts, and other events fill the winery's glass-flanked deck, spilling onto an outdoor patio surrounded by ponds as tranquil as a silent lullaby. Visitors admire the vines during tours, and they can also adopt their favorites to preserve the vines' flavorful histories.

51 N 12th St.
Philadelphia,
PA
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The expert fitness instructors at Sweat Fitness's Philadelphia-area locations help students of all ages and fitness levels track down svelter silhouettes with Precor training equipment and fat-roasting classes—including yoga, Pilates, spinning, Zumba, and kickboxing. Committed to fostering a supportive community for all fit seekers, the trainers devote individual attention to each patron to help them meet their fitness goals. Clients first undergo a body-fat analysis to assess their preworkout fitness level and to help them gauge their progress throughout their journey. During group sweat sessions, patrons can tone their bodies in classes such as Group Power and Power Pump, which blast subdermal meat suits via squats, lunges, and curls. A full aquatics center welcomes guests to dive into relatively narwhal-free waters for swimming lessons, triathlon training, and pool parties.

200 S 24th St
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Sunlight and moonbeams glimmer on Philadelphia harbor, where The Ben Franklin Yacht glides silently to reveal a new perspective on the cradle of American democracy and replicate the freedom of the open ocean. Recently refurbished, the modern vessel hosts up to 300 guests in long, low decks whose mirrored ceilings flood the space with reflected light and expose pirates who have "Mom" tattoos hidden in their bald spots. A wooden dance floor and bar fuel parties, and knowledgeable guides propel discussion about the city's history from the breezy top deck. The majestic vessel may also be rented out for private parties. The port of departure is within walking distance of other famed sights, such as the Liberty Bell, Constitution Center, and the cherry tree from which George Washington famously crafted his wooden wig. Boarding begins approximately 30 minutes prior to each excursion.

401 N Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Open year-round, the course at Juniata Golf Club sprawls over 106 naturally hilly acres and challenges players with tricky lies and imposing hazards that complicate its relatively short length. Frankford Creek winds into play on six holes of the Edmund B. Ault design, ensnaring worm burners in a reedy morass. The par-4 sixth hole exemplifies the difficulty of the course as a whole, measuring just 360 yards in length but forcing shots to climb entirely uphill from tee to shallow green like a marathon-running pack mule.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par-66 course

  • Total length of 5,275 yards from the back tees

  • Course rating of 64.8 from the back tees

  • Course slope of 109 from the back tees

  • Three sets of tees per hole

1391 E Cayuga St
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Colors & Bottles' founder Jessica Burley and her band of talented local artists are dedicated to supporting local emerging talent and businesses through art instruction held at nearby venues. Their resident artists travel to local eateries and art galleries, where they teach students of all skill levels to fashion dimensional masterpieces through step-by-step instruction. They also kindle creativity during private parties held at the location of your choice, asking only that the destination be outfitted with enough tables, chairs, and paint-by-numbers templates of the Sistine Chapel ceiling for all invitees. Colors & Bottles has received a nod for their engagingly creative events on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and within the pages of the Columbus Dispatch.

1525 South Street
Philadelphia,
PA
US