Philadelphia – Things to do with your Team

There is not a better place for an amateur sports team to bond than in the city of Brotherly Love! As the largest city in Pennsylvania and fifth-most populated city in the U.S., the city of Philadelphia has many places of interest to entertain visitors who are looking for an enjoyable way to spend their stay. The city is home to various attractions that offer educational entertainment for the whole family as well as many historic sites. Whether you are traveling with just your family or with one of your kid’s sports team, there are many places to seek out to make the trip more entertaining when you’re not in the hotel. Regardless of whom you’re traveling with, there are many exciting things to do in Philadelphia with teens, kids and adults!


Philadelphia Zoo

Philadelphia - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsThe Philadelphia Zoo was the first zoo ever to be opened in America and has quite a variety of exotic animals including endangered species. Zoo 360 trails is a new attraction with see-through mesh trails that provide the opportunity to see animals roaming throughout the grounds of the zoo. The trails include Gorilla Treeway, Treetop Trail, Meer Kat Maze, and Big Cat Crossing. Other exhibits include African Plains, Small Mammal House, Bird Valley, and Kangaroos- and that’s just to name a few! The KidZooU is a children’s zoo complete with a petting zoo and interactive exhibits for everyone to enjoy. 3400 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104


Independence National Historical Park

The city of Philadelphia is rich in history, and there is no better place to see it than at the Independence National Historical Park. The park contains a goldmine of famous spots and things to see, including Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the Benjamin Franklin Museum, and Congress Hall. There are guided tours available led by National Park rangers, or you can just meander through the buildings and exhibits at your own pace. It’s also very close to the Pennsylvania Convention Center where your team may be playing their tournament. Philadelphia, PA 19106


Franklin Institute Science Museum

The Franklin Institute Science Museum offers hands on entertainment that anyone can enjoy. With constantly changing exhibits, you can learn about the science of sports in the Sports Zone or explore the human brain inside of Your Brain. The institute also has the option of IMAX and Franklin 3D Theaters where you can watch the latest and greatest in cinema. There is also the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University where anyone with a hunger for knowledge can get their fill. The Live Animal Center on premises features presentations with the inhabitants daily at 2:30pm. Make sure to check out their events calendar to see what exciting activities they are offering now. 222 N 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103


Delaware River Waterfront

Philadelphia is home to the Delaware River Waterfront, a delightful little venue with breathtaking views of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. Among other things, it houses an outdoor roller-skating rink and ice-skating rink depending on the season. Food and entertainment varies based on the time of year as well, with winter hot chocolate and summer the crab fries, to mention a few. Tickets are available on site or can be purchased in advance online. In previous years the Summerfest roller rink has included mini-golf and an Urban Beach lounge area with picnic tables and beach umbrellas whereas the Winterfest ice rink has featured warming huts and fire pits to get in from out of the cold. 121 N Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106


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Philadelphia Museum of Art

What trip to Philadelphia would be complete without checking out the “Rocky Steps”- famously used to train fictional character Rocky Balboa, located at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. You can take a picture next to the bronze statue donated to the museum by Rocky himself, Sylvester Stallone. Then take in some culture indoors where the museum features works of sculpture, paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, armor, and decorative arts. Take a stroll right next door to the world famous museum in Fairmount Park, where you can picnic or go for a hike in the beautiful dichotomy of waterfront and woodland terrain. Inside of the park you can find the Smith Memorial Playground and the Please Touch Museum which will entertain any kid at heart. Even if you don’t go in the museum, be sure to run up the steps humming the Rocky song! Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19130


Camden Adventure Aquarium

Philadelphia - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsJust across the Delaware River from Philadelphia is the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ which offers many different attractions including the world’s largest collection of sharks on the East Coast. You will also see adorable little blue penguins and the only hippopotamus exhibit in the world! Hippo Haven will allow you to get acquainted with the resident hippos from the Nile, Button and Genny. The Creature Feature includes a touch pool that allows you to get up close and personal with the starfish, sea anemones, and snails. Make sure to check out the Giant Pacific Octopus, the Laughing Kookaburra, and the Cape Porcupine. Group rates are available for parties of 20 or more. For a more personalized experience (and an additional cost) you can also set up an appointment to experience an Encounter with either Penguins, Sea Turtles, or for the thrill seeker Sharks and Rays. 1 Riverside Dr, Camden, NJ 08103


Philadelphia is full of fascinating history and thrilling attractions. The United States partly owes its freedom to this great city and the influential people who fought for their independence. Mix in some of the many historic attractions to your list, so your team can learn about their country’s past while having some fun.