Do you live close to the Philadelphia area?
Are you visiting Philadelphia?
Do you have kids between the ages of 1 through 10?
Are you a big kid yourself?
If you answered yes to any of those questions then listen up…I’ve got a hidden gem for you.
It’s in the old city area or historic district. First, it’s beautiful. It’s a square area of land with tons of trees, picnic areas, and an amazing fountain. The grounds are just beautiful.
Okay, that’s all great and it’s all free.
Now, if you have a few dollars in your pocket, let’s move on to the other things at Franklin Square. They have a great merry-go-round.
If you’ve read almost any of my other travel posts, you know my daughter loves merry-go-rounds. So, if there was nothing else, this spot would be super for us.
But, that’s not all. They also have a mini-golf course. My older son loves mini-golf so we’re on a winning streak! The course is really cute too. All the holes are related to Philadelphia landmarks. There’s a miniature LOVE statue, there’s the Liberty Bell, there’s Boat House Row and much, much more! All adorable.
Now, once you’re done with your fun, you could have a picnic under the trees with food you brought from home. Or, you could stop at the SquareBurger, which is a food stand by Steven Starr (a Philadelphia restaurateur legend).
You can get the Philly Dog – an all-beef hot dog wrapped in kosher salami, onion, cherry peppers, plum tomatoes and mustard. Or try the Cake Shake, which is Tastykake Butterscotch Krimpet and a slight swirl of butterscotch are blended with creamy vanilla ice cream to create one unforgettable concoction. Unbelievable, right? They have a lot of other fun things too.
It’s just a great place to visit. Something for everyone, which means a fun day!
Have you visited Franklin Square?
What did you think?
Side note: The adorable little blond boy in the pictures is not a new son I found there. He is our nephew who was visiting from California. And, he loved Franklin Square too!