the race street pier just opened a little over a month ago. situated on the river, there's a ton of benches and seating to watch boats go by. you get a great view of the city, especially when the sun starts to set. we've gone here for a picnic dinner before and it was such a blast. the breeze off of the water is an added bonus, too - especially when it's so hot out!
philadelphia is mostly comprised of rowhomes, which offer ridiculously easy access to their roofs. the picture above is of my friend jon's roof; climbing up is quite daunting and i do fear for my life each and every time i go up there, but the view of the city from above is worth it. bring a couple beers, something to snack on, and a radio and you're good to go.
on the other side of the city, you'll find the schuylkill river. the banks of the river have trails for cycling, running, kayaking, rollerblading, picnicking, and hiking. while it's nice to enjoy the river during the day, i love to visit at night. the lights from the buildings and highways reflecting on the river are so beautiful.
a big thanks to morgan for asking me to guest post - hope you're having a great time on vacation, lady!