What To Do For Fall in Philadelphia

There’s nothing that I love more than fall. What’s even better? Fall in the city. We live in Fairmount… So there’s actually trees around. LOL! Shocker, I know… Living in the concrete jungle can be hard, y’all. But it’s so fun to watch the trees change from green, to orange, to yellow, to…. brown.

But, fall is one of my favorite seasons. It’s so cozy – it’s not as sticky // humid as the summers have been here in the city.

Today, I’m going to share some of my favorite things to do in Philadelphia during fall!

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Dinner or Brunch on the rooftop deck at The Continental.

Billy and I just did this last Friday night – it was the first time that either of us had ventured to the top of one of our favorite restaurants. You’re basically sitting outside on the roof right in Center City – how cool is that?! The food is obviously amazing – my go to is the French Onion Soup Dumplings + Thai Lettuce Wraps. Grab a glass of wine + enjoy the outdoor weather. The summer heat seems like it still wants to linger around for quite a bit.

Located At: 18th + Chestnut

Fall Center City Restaurant Week

Ahh, it’s the best time of year… Restaurant Week in the city! For those who are unfamiliar – Restaurant week is when some of the hottest // yummiest // niciest restaurant partake in a two week long prix fix menu. You can enjoy a three course lunch for $20/person, and a three course dinner for $35/person.

Some of my favorites in this fall’s Restaurant Week include: Alma de Cuba, Chima Brazillian Steakhouse, Cuba Libre, Harp and Crown, and R2L.

I absolutely love when it’s time for Restaurant Week – there’s nothing better than being able to taste some of the best steakhouses + restaurants in the city for half of the price. These are perfect for date night, or a lunch in the city! Afterwards, you can walk around the city + enjoy the sights / smells of Autumn in Philly!

The Glow: A Jack O’Lantern Experience

I didn’t get a chance to check this out last year, but I will for sure make it a point to stop by this year. THE GLOW is an experience located in West Fairmount Park – more than 5,000 hand carved pumpkins are lined up + displayed from October 4th – 28th. This would be a cool attraction to stop by after grabbing dinner in the city!

Cherry Street Pier Grand Opening

On Friday, October 12th – Philly’s newest attraction will be opening right on the Delaware River Waterfront. It’s said to be one of the new hot spots and long awaited arrivals to the city. There will be food, shopping + art displays.

Here’s a more detailed excerpt from UWISHUNU:

Cherry Street Pier will be the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation’s first covered public space open year-round.

Visitors will find a casual area for dining and drinking near the entrance of Cherry Street Pier (The Hub) alongside a bazaar where local artisans and merchants can showcase and sell their goods (The Market).

Affordable co-working spaces and studios, housed in repurposed cargo shipping containers, will line the main corridor and be available to share or rent for local creatives, artists and businesses (The Garage). The units will be completely public facing to allow visitors to observe the artistic process and give the artists the opportunity to interact with their audiences.

A versatile, revolving event and performance space will be positioned centrally near the back of the pier (The Platform) and visitors will find a tranquil open-air garden at the pier’s end, offering incredible views of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge and plenty of room for riverside relaxation, plus a cafe and more alfresco food and drink options (The Garden).