Laura Longwell

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.

People walking on a boardwalk between the beach and shops

6 Boardwalks in New Jersey for Summer Fun

Whether you’re looking for a peaceful night at a seaside restaurant or an afternoon packed with thrill rides and all the boardwalk treats you can handle, there are lots of options to choose from.

Top Philly Ice Cream Shops Not to Miss

There is an astounding amount of excellent ice cream in this city. Whether you’re looking for a simple scoop of vanilla or a unique flavor combination, there’s something that will fit the bill.

People sitting on the lawn at a rooftop park with a view of skyscrapers in the distance

Cira Green Rooftop Park: Skyline Views in West Philly

A visit to Cira Green is a unique experience. All at once, you’re in the middle of the action—right by the University of Pennsylvania campus and 30th Street Station—and yet apart from everything, 12 stories above it all.

Front of Philadelphia City Hall, as seen looking north on Broad Street with buildings on both sides

52 Fun Things to Do in Philadelphia

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.