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Top Activities for Seniors in Philadelphia

By Alyssa Ball

Philadelphia has many tourist attractions that seniors can visit with family or friends. These are great places to gather and learn more about your city with your grandchildren. However, there are many places in Philadelphia that appeal to seniors and are great to take your family that you might not be aware of.

Here is a list of the places we think you will love.

1. Reading Terminal Market

Foodies know that Philly has its own favorite foods. Cheesesteaks, Philly-style soft pretzels and Bassett's Ice Cream at Reading Terminal are some of those. You can find all of these and much more at Reading Terminal Market. Dine in or take out from any of these great food vendors. 

2. Boathouse Row

Boathouse Row features 19th-century boathouses on the Schuylkill River that are still in use today. In fact, you can see rowers on the river during most of the year. Rowing clubs are members of the Schuylkill Navy of Philadelphia, the oldest amateur athletic governing body in America. 

3. City of Philadelphia Recreation

The city offers a wide range of recreation activities for adults 55+. These include exercise and health programs, classes, art programs, Senior Art Camp, Philadelphia Senior Games, day trips and cultural programs. You can find the schedule and information here.

4. South Street Headhouse District

A lively and eclectic neighborhood, the South Street area has a lot to offer with restaurants, shops and galleries as well as special seasonal events. There are also several tours including carriage tours, bus and bike tours and a Philly cheesesteak tour. 

5. Philly Flea Market

If you love antiques, you will have a ball at the Philly Flea. Pick up furniture, knick knacks or just browse the unique offerings. Find schedules and locations here.

Caring Senior Service is here to help your aging loved ones safely enjoy all of these activities in Philadelphia. Contact us today to learn more about our senior services.