Laura Longwell is an award-winning travel writer covering the US and the world for the last 13 years on her site, Travel Addicts. Many weekends, you’ll find her seeking out the fun, delicious, and historic things to do and see in Philadelphia and its suburbs.
From exploring the city’s rich history to relaxing in the parks, eating your way through the neighborhoods, and checking out the world-class museums, there’s enough here to make you want to visit Philly again and again.
The Shofuso Japanese House and Garden is a gem in Fairmount Park. With its bright blossoms, rippling koi pond, and traditional-style house, this sanctuary is a remarkable getaway just a few miles from Center City.