I've been working on a guest post all about Philadelphia lately. And I've realized that I don't really do a fantastic job of highlighting my own dang city! Or at least things in the area. Being a travel blogger is fantastic, but I can't forget that I am very much a part-time traveler. The rest of that time, I need to remember where I live.
Philadelphia Fall Activities
I get so jazzed about eating when I'm traveling, but I can be pretty jazzed right where I am too.
Seriously, if you want to celebrate a food you are probably covered in Philadelphia. I forget how happy foodies must be to live or visit Philly. You may have heard of the cheesesteak festival, for instance. I heard it had some growing pains, but I can't imagine those pains WON'T be fixed. I myself have enjoyed a beer festival so far, and then next weekend I'll be going to a coffee and tea festival. It's all delicious.
John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge
One of the things I was looking most forward to in Charlottesville was trail running. I really like to complain about how I always have to drive to get to a trail in Philadelphia. But I really need to get over myself.
Last weekend, Paul and I took a trip out to John Heinz, which is a 20 minute drive from our house. In almost no time at all, you can be in nature! Granted, you can hear planes, trains, AND automobiles. But it's better than nothing. And I've got quite a trail running adventure coming up, so I'm going to need to scope out the best places to train.
If you're anywhere near Philadelphia, it's probably safe to say that most of your friends go to Linvilla Orchards for any apple picking needs. The crowds here were absolutely INSANE. But obviously people go here for a reason.
If you do go, I highly suggest the apple cider donuts. Paul and I somehow made off with a dozen of them. The bakery also makes some delicious breakfast bread. I can promise you it'll make some killer French toast. Tried and tested. They don't have pick your own pumpkins, but they do have all kinds of hay rides. We didn't get to stay, but they do have moonlight hay rides that lead to a campfire. It's probably amazing.
If I'm being honest, this could be on a list other than Philadelphia Fall activities. In fact, all summer they've got some pretty awesome festivals going on. But the reason I have it on this list is their Trick or Treat wine tasting. Pairing wine with local sweets and treats…what more could you possibly want from a winery?
They've got an apple wine that's really interesting. It's much smoother than a cider, but I probably couldn't drink a whole glass of it. BUT. I did snag a bottle with the intention of some slow cooker pulled pork. And guys. I am so excited. I'll have to throw a party and then just add it to the list.
- How do you celebrate Fall in your city or town?
- Do you have any other Philadelphia Fall activities to add to the list? I'll check them out if you let me know!