Philadelphia offers fantastic options for cyclists and joggers, especially once you escape traffic-clogged Center City. There are several places in which you can learn skills, such as cooking, pottery or a new language. Or you can relax with activities such as outdoor yoga at lovely spots including Race Street Pier and Schuylkill Banks Park.

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  • Frieda Daily classes on the arts, languages and playing games (such as mah-jongg) at this ace cafe.
  • Schuylkill Banks Cycling and jogging trails, as well as yoga, kayaking and boat tours in warmer weather.
  • Wissahickon Valley Park Idyllic rustic getaway with great mountain-biking and hiking trails.
  • Bartram's Garden Free kayaking and rowing on Saturdays from April to October.
  • Benjamin Franklin Bridge Enjoy panoramic city and river views while crossing this 1.8 mile span.
  • Blue Cross Riverrink Enjoy ice skating in winter, rollerblading in summer, beside the Delaware River.

Cooking Classes

  • Culinary Literacy Center Hands-on cooking and healthy eating classes at Parkway Central Library.
  • Cook Watch and learn as established and up-and-coming chefs cook dinner for you.
  • Miss Rachel's Pantry Learn how to make vegan feasts at Rachel Klein's South Philly hideout.
  • Le Champignon de Tokio Sushi-making classes offered by Madame Saito in Society Hill.

Arts & Crafts