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Summer in Philadelphia

Summer in Philadelphia

Philadelphia is perfect for summer exploring. Enjoy your new home and explore the parks, multicultural festivals, dining events, outdoor movies, and neighborhoods that make Philadelphia one of America’s greatest cities. Check out all that Philadelphia has to offer at the VisitPhilly website.

Students in residence for the Penn Summer Global Institute, Pre-College Program, and Penn Summer Academies can look forward to evening and weekend group activities organized by the Penn Summer team.

Make the most of your summer at Penn by making the most of Philadelphia’s fabulous events, dining, exhibits, and more.

Getting Around

Philly East Coast Map

In addition to being a very walkable city, Philadelphia’s public transportation system, SEPTA, will help you get around. You can also take advantage of Penn’s on-campus bike-share station

As well as having the opportunity to explore the vibrant and historic city of Philadelphia, you can be in New York by bus or train within two hours and Washington, DC within three hours.