Springfield is a popular place to visit while you are exploring Philadelphia as some of the city’s main attractions are within easy driving distance. The John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum and the Mann Center for the Performing Arts are amongst the interesting place to visit here. If you have time, don’t miss Fairmount Park and Fort Mifflin.
People come from all over the world to see Independence Hall, one of the most photographed sites in the country. It is only less than 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) from the city center.
Holiday makers in Springfield, keen to deepen their appreciation of this area, should make tracks to the cultural attractions nearby. In particular, you should make sure you check out the Please Touch Museum. Enjoy the beautiful artworks at the Institute of Contemporary Art.
If you are travelling with kids, give them a chance to let off some steam at the child-friendly attractions nearby. Take pictures, browse the educational displays and learn about animal biodiversity at Philadelphia Zoo.
If you're a fan of college football, you'll love seeing local favorites, the Penn Quakers football, doing battle at Franklin Field. On game days follow the river of red and blue, to the stadium, then after the full-time hooter blows, join fans in the nearby pubs for a few post-game beers.
After exploring the streets of Springfield, get a good nights sleep at one of the area’s bed-and-breakfasts, hotels or short-stay apartments. Whether you’re staying for a night or a few weeks check out the Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Philadelphia Airport, the Ramada Philadelphia City Center, and the popular Sheraton Suites Philadelphia Airport.