Philadelphia’s Dilworth Park is the epicenter of the city, making it the gathering place for many events in the area. Located directly behind the historic City Hall, this city centerpiece has a café, a lively garden with whimsical topiaries, tons of seating, and a fountain to play in on hot summer days. Free events are on tap through the spring and summer for the whole family to enjoy.
The Free Library of Philadelphia hosts open-air story time in the Wintergarden. Children of all ages can enjoy a theatrically read story while enjoying the bright flowers and twinkle lights on Tuesdays, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Through April 14, the entire family can visit the Wintergarden for live entertainment. Performances include musical guests, dance ensembles, local artists and cultural groups. The performances are every Wednesday starting at 6 p.m.
Family Saturday’s kick off at 11 a.m. The entire family can get creative with chalk on the smooth pavement while listening to live music. For the more athletic, players from the Philadelphia Union soccer team will host kiddie boot camps to enhance and teach soccer skills with the pros.
Running through October and geared more toward adults, Center City Fit presented by Rothman Orthopedics provides free fitness classes 6–7 p.m. Classes are led by expert trainers in Zumba, HIIT and cardio-blasting boot camps.
All programs require guests to wear masks and socially distance to ensure safety.
The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands, opening June 1, introduces a collection of immersive ocean experiences through Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment Program and Fari Islands Collaboration. The property is situated on the northeastern rim of the North Malé Atoll of the Fari Islands.
The Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Card recently launched BoldFamilyTravel.Chase.com, an interactive, online resource allowing families to plan future travel together. The launch followed the Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Card Survey of parents and grandparents that revealed most parents believe children are important resources for planning family vacations and that one-third of parents don’t currently involve their children in planning but would like to.
Travelers are ready for some rest and relaxation this spring break. Travel insurance company Allianz Partners surveyed travelers on their upcoming spring break travel plans. The study found Florida to be the top domestic destination. Mexico took the top spot among international destinations.
Everyone is itching to get back to travel. Travelocity is making that step back into exploring easier with its Early Bird giveaway, offering winners of an online contest a chance to win a $1,000 vacation package voucher.
Holding on to travel memories can be hard for younger travelers, whether they travel a lot or only once in a while. There are many ways to keep memories alive, like telling stories, looking back at pictures or having a keepsake for the kids to have for years to come.