Jumpstart spring fun with adventures in Greater Philadelphia and beyond. Click each square on Vault’s SprinGo board below to find our team’s top recommendations for each activity.

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Where to dine al fresco

Barcelona Wine Bar (South Philly)

Blue Bell Inn (Blue Bell)

CHOW Bistro (Collegeville)

Coyote Crossing (Conshohocken)

Fare (Fairmount)

Irwin’s (South Philly)

Parc (Rittenhouse)

Suraya (Fishtown)

Talula’s Garden (Washington Square)

Terrain Café (Multiple locations)

Trattoria Carina (Fitler Square)

Valley Green Inn (Wissahickon Valley Park)

Zest (Bethlehem)

Our top hiking spots

Bushkill Falls (Pike County)

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

Batona Trail
 (New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve)

Peace Valley Park (Bucks County)

The Pinnacle via Appalachian Trail
 (Berks County)

Ridley Creek State Park (Delaware County)

Ringing Rocks Park (Bucks County)

Tyler State Park (Bucks County)

Valley Forge National Historic Park
 (Montgomery County)

Wissahickon Valley Park
 (Philadelphia County)

Regional destinations

Annapolis or Baltimore (MD)

Avalon, Cape May or anywhere on the Jersey Shore

Catskill Mountains (NY)

New York City

Ocean City (MD)


The Poconos

Rehoboth Beach (DE)

Washington, D.C.

Dog parks for your pup

Horsham Dog Park at Kohler Park (Horsham)

Schuylkill River Dog Park (Philadelphia)

Seger Dog Park (Philadelphia)

Timber Creek Dog Park (Blackwood, NJ)

West Mill Creek Dog Park (Narberth)

Must-visit wineries

Bishop Estate Vineyard and Winery (Perkasie)

Blue Ridge Winery (Saylorsburg)

Cape May Winery (Cape May)

Chaddsford Winery (Chadds Ford)

Crossings Vineyards (Newtown)

Galen Glen (Lehigh Valley)

Grace Winery (Glen Mills)

Karamoor Estate (Blue Bell)

Best places to bird watch

Andorra Meadow (Wissahickon Valley Park)

Awbury Arboretum (Germantown)

Boxers’ Trail (East Fairmount Park)

Houston Meadow (Wissahickon Valley Park)

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge (Tinicum)

John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove (Audubon)

Pennypack Park (Northeast Philadelphia)

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education (Roxborough)

Bike paths we’re pedaling

Chester Valley Trail (Chester County)

Cynwyd Heritage Trail (Lower Merion Township)

Delaware Canal Towpath (Lehigh Valley)

Forbidden Drive in Wissahickon Valley Park (Philadelphia)

Manayunk Towpath (Philadelphia)

Schuylkill River Trail
 (Philadelphia and surrounding counties)

Best beer (and cider) gardens

Big Hill Ciderworks (Gardners)

Bok Bar (South Philly)

Frankford Hall (Fishtown)

Independence Beer Garden (Old City)

Love City Brewing (Callowhill)

Old City Beer Garden (Old City)

Parks on Tap (traveling throughout Philly)

PHS Pop Up Gardens (multiple locations)

Sly Fox Brewing Company (Pottstown)

Troubles End Brewery (Collegeville)

Quick day trip destinations

Asbury Park (NJ)

Bethlehem (PA) 

Cape May (NJ)

Easton (PA)

Gettysburg (PA)

Jim Thorpe (PA)

Lancaster (PA)

New Hope (PA)

Princeton (NJ)

Spring reading recommendations

“A Man Called Ove”
by Fredrik Backman

“Book Lovers” or “Happy Place”
by Emily Henry

“Hands of Time: A Watchmaker’s History”
by Rebecca Struthers

“I’m Glad My Mom Died”
by Jennette McCurdy (or any celeb memoir)

“Love and Other Words”
by Christina Lauren

“Malibu Rising” or “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo”
by Taylor Jenkins Reid

“None of This Is True”
by Lisa Jewell

“The Last Thing He Told Me”
by Laura Dave

“The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend”
by Katarina Bivald

“The Scent Keeper”
by Erica Bauermeister

“The Secret Garden”
by Frances Hodgson Burnett

“This Time Tomorrow”
by Emma Straub

“Wyrd Sisters”
by Terry Pratchett

Local gardens we love

Andalusia Historic House,
Gardens & Arboretum

Bartram’s Garden (Philadelphia)

Chanticleer Gardens (Wayne)

Graver Arboretum of Muhlenberg College (Bath)

Grounds for Sculpture (Hamilton, NJ)

Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square)

Malcolm W. Gross Memorial Rose Gardens (Allentown)

Maple Acres Farm (Plymouth Meeting)

Morris Arboretum & Gardens (Chestnut Hill)

Favorite farmers markets

Allentown Fairgrounds Farmers Market

Ardmore Farmers Market at Suburban Square

Burlington County Agricultural Center Farmers Market

Conshohocken Farmers Market

Fairgrounds Farmers Market

Lancaster County Farmers Market

Maple Acres Farm Market

Rittenhouse Saturday Farmers’ Market

Phoenixville Farmers’ Market

West Chester Growers Market

Scenic spring strolls

Forbidden Drive in Wissahickon Valley Park (Northwest Philadelphia)

Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens (Devon)

Laurel Hill Cemetery (East Falls)

Manayunk Bridge Trail (Manayunk)

Peddler’s Village (Lahaska)

Schuylkill Banks (Fitler Square)

Tyler Arboretum (Media)

The Woodlands (West Philadelphia)

Can’t miss spring festivals

Chestnut Hill Home and
Garden Festival
(May 5)

Manayunk StrEAT
Food Festival
(April 21)

Philadelphia Pride
March & Festival
(June 2)

Rittenhouse Row
Spring Festival
(May 6)

South 9th Street Italian
Market Festival
 (May 18-19)

Strawberry Festival at
Peddler’s Village
(May 4-5)

Subaru Cherry
Blossom Festival
(April 13-14)

Outdoor concerts on our calendar

Hozier at Freedom Mortgage Pavilion (May 12)

Luke Combs at Beaver Stadium (April 27) 

Kenny Chesney at the Linc (June 8)

Niall Horan at The Mann (June 11)

Pixies and Modest Mouse with Cat Power at The Mann (June 12)

Sing Us Home Festival at Venice Island in Manayunk (May 3-5)

The Roots Picnic at The Mann (June 1-2)

The Rolling Stones at The Linc (June 11)