October 29th, 2018510 views
The nation’s fifth-largest city may not come to mind when you’re thinking about spots to find beautiful fall foliage—but Philadelphia is brimming with lush and leafy areas whose colors come to life as soon as autumn hits. From expansive parks to city squares and everything in between, fall in the city is an eye-opening—and eye-catching!—experience. Even right here amid the skyscrapers in Center City near your 1500 Locust apartment, you only have to walk a few blocks to be surrounded by the reds, golds, greens and every other shade under the fall sun.
Fall foliage can provide the perfect backdrop for a weekend picnic with your sweetheart, a heart-pumping jog or a casual stroll by yourself to recharge after work. No matter what you’re looking for from nature, here are the best spots near your 1500 Locust apartment to find it:
Rittenhouse Square Park: This is the quintessential city park. Located two blocks from your 1500 Locust apartment, Rittenhouse is situated right in the middle of the area’s busiest shopping, dining and business district, but offers a quiet respite from it all. With its perfectly landscaped lanes and lines of trees overhanging each path, Rittenhouse is the place to go if you want a taste of the city with a lot less hustle and bustle.
Independence Hall: Enjoy a dose of history with your nature! The spot where the Declaration of Independence was signed makes for a perfect fall outing. Behind the iconic building, one mile from your 1500 Locust apartment, is a quaint square that is filled with beautiful fall foliage. Tour the historic hall and then take in the sights for a picture perfect fall day.
Love Park: Chances are that you have a selfie in front of Philly’s most famous statue, but Love Park, a half-mile from your 1500 Locust apartment, is worth a return trip in the autumn. The park just recently reopened after a multi-year renovation project, and this will be the first fall for the new space.
Rittenhouse Square Park
210 W. Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103
520 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
1500 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102