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4 of Philly’s Best Hidden Parks

Philadelphia has a lot of really great parks. From the large (Fairmount) to the smaller (Rittenhouse Square), they all have something special to offer. Highlighted below are four the of best ‘hidden gems’  of parks based on quaintness, urban development, location,...
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5 Things to Do in Philly During the Government Shutdown

Regardless of whether you're a Philadelphia resident or visitor, the government shutdown takes you away from glorious sights like the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and Valley Forge Park with rolling hills. This past weekend, I visited the "Niagara Falls of PA", Bushkill Falls. It also happens to be a National Park, which means those people who are trying to follow my lead 2 days later are SOL. What can you do in & around Philly that does not involve a cracked bell or battleground? No fear reader, I found a few for you.
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Get Outside & Camping with the Outdoor Discovery Day Tomorrow!

Looking to get outside this summer? Who doesn't love camping, hiking, beaching and water sports?! Outdoor Discovery Day is tomorrow,  Saturday, July 13 from 11 AM - 3 PM at Pleasant Hill Park. Plus, they have a ginormous "bootmobile" in tow, which is instagram-worthy alone. LL Bean is hosting the Outdoor Discovery Day as part of a summer-long effort to inspire families to spend more time outdoors and try a new outdoor activity. What does this day to L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Day include? Activities like:
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Stand Up Paddle Boarding: New Eco Fun in the Water

Happy Shark Week! To continue in the aquatic tradition of this week, we’ll explore a few activities you can do in the H20! (Plus, Shark Week mentions some encounters of Sharks with Paddle Boarders…) For Family Beach Week 2012, I was itching to do something athletic & aquatic… My bike on the boardwalk could only get me so far mentally. Since it’s important to support sustainable tourism where you can to prove that animals are worth more money alive than dead, I was psyched when my cousin asked me to join her in Stand Up Paddle board Lessons. What is Stand Up Paddle Boarding? (Find out more, after the jump!)
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