Fun things to do in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in August. The weather in Philadelphia in August is usually pretty nice, lots of sunshine and warmth, so most of these fun activities take place outside, and some of them at night. If you are staying in the hotels in the city of Philadelphia, you can walk to many of these activities, most of which center around the great history of the City of Brotherly Love.
This is a list of fun things to do in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the month of August. Most of these fun activities take place outdoors so visitors can take advantage of the great weather in Philadelphia in the month of August.
Take a Cruise Along the Delaware River
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The mighty Delaware River flows right past Philadelphia, and August is a great time of the year to take a cruise along the river. Dinner and sightseeing cruises depart daily from Penn's Landing. For a really unique and fun activity, take the family on the Ride the Ducks tour.
The Philly Ducks Tour is aboard an amphibious vehicle that takes you on land to the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, The Philadelphia Mint, the Betsy Ross House, Ben Franklin's Grave, Society Hill and more. The Ducks Tour then takes you for a ride on the Delaware River in the same amphibious vehicle. Tours depart from 600 Market Street, where Market Street meets 6th Ave.
Take a Walking Tour Through Historic Philadelphia
The Constitutional Walking Tour departs daily from the Independence Visitor Center at Market and 6th Streets. The tour is 1.25 miles long, and takes visitors to 21 of the great historic sites in Philadelphia including the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. The Franklin's Footsteps Walking Tour also departs from Independence Hall, and includes 30 sites primarily having to do with Benjamin Franklin.
Take a Philadelphia Trolley Works and 76 Carriage Company Ride Through Philadelphia
The Philadelphia Trolley Works Company offers daily tours of Philadelphia aboard double-decker buses or Victorian-style trolleys that makes stops at 21 of the best visitor attractions in the city. Included are stops to the Philadelphia Zoo, the Independence Visitor Center, the Franklin Institute, Penn's Landing and more. You can even take a horse-drawn carriage ride if so inclined. Visit the Independence Visitor Center for tickets and info.
Take a Ghost Tour of Philadelphia
The Ghost Tour of Philadelphia is a candlelight walking tour that departs from Signers Garden at 5th and Chestnut Streets nightly at 7:30 pm. Tour guides will inform you of all the history of Philadelphia, including which historic places are supposedly haunted. The Spirits of '76 Ghost Tour is a similar candlelight ghost tour that departs nightly from Cosi Restaurant at 325 Chestnut Street at the junction with 4th Street. Ghost Tours a are fun way to spend an August night in Philadelphia.
See a Philadelphia Phillies Game at Citizens Bank Park
The Philadelphia Phillies have a great major league baseball stadium built in 2004 called Citizens Bank Park located in the South Philadelphia Sports Complex. Check the Phillies schedule to see when they are home in August.
Go to the Philadelphia Folk Festival
Every mid-August brings the Philadelphia Folk Festival, where visitors can attend folk music concerts and workshops as well as visit the Philadelphia Folk Festival Craft Show at the Poole Farm in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania. Schwenksville is about 20 miles northwest of Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Folk Festival is located at 1323 Salford Station Road in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania.
Watch the Lights of Liberty 3-D Show
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Located at the PECO Energy Liberty Center at 150 South Independence Mall at Chestnut and 6th, is the 3-D Lights of Liberty Show. Inside, you can watch and converse with Ben Franklin's ghost, while outside you can take a fun and spectacular light and sound show tour of Philadelphia's most historic sites.