The City of Brotherly Love is finally starting to get back to some normal activities as the Green Phase hits Philadelphia. For the past few months, we’ve all been awaiting a time when we can start to enjoy things that used to be a part of everyday life. But what exactly is allowed and off-limits during this new phase? Here are some things to do in Philadelphia during the Green Phase while staying healthy and protecting yourself and your community.
Museums and Libraries
Philadelphia is known for its many museums and historic attractions. As of July 3, most of our city’s museums will be open and accepting visitors through timed reservations. You’ll have your temperature checked upon arrival and be asked to wear a face mask and maintain social distancing at places like The Franklin Institute, which opened July 8. Most museums and libraries are enhancing their cleaning protocols and will have hand sanitizer available for your use when visiting. Several of the city’s famous attractions, like the Philadelphia Museum of Art are remaining closed until further notice. Check the website for your favorite attraction to see if they are open and what the procedures are for visitation.
While the Green Phase was supposed to usher in the return to indoor dining, the city has put a halt on that component until at least August 1. However, you can still patronize your favorite Philadelphia eateries if they have outdoor seating! Summer is the perfect time to enjoy the evening breeze and a fresh cocktail on a restaurant patio, so stay up-to-date on Philadelphia’s outdoor dining guidelines, make a reservation, bring a mask, and enjoy.
Parks on Tap
One of the things people look forward to most during the summer in Philadelphia is Parks on Tap. This year the traveling beer garden will be occupying one location on the grounds of the Fairmount Horticulture Center, Franz Schubert monument. The park will be open Monday to Friday, from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 10:00 pm, and is family- and dog-friendly. It will be contained within a roped-off area and will be offering food, beers on tap, and non-alcoholic drinks. You will be asked to wear a mask when not seated and maintain social distancing. Parties will be limited to 6 (including children).
The Philadelphia Zoo might be one of the best things to do in Philadelphia during the Green Phase. This city favorite welcomed the public back on July 9 with 50% capacity and timed reservations. Guests are asked to purchase tickets in advance and reserve their time slot for visitation to help maintain social distancing. All visitors must wear masks. Indoor exhibits are closed for the time being, but guests can enjoy the zoo’s many outdoor spaces.
While things might not feel totally normal, there are lots of things to do in Philadelphia during the Green Phase. Wear a mask, be smart, stay safe, and have fun!
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