William Penn laid out 7.5 acres of land in the heart of Philadelphia back in 1682, and he would probably be very proud of what it has become by 2010! Located in Historic Philadelphia, Franklin Square has been completely renovated, and is now open as an amazing spot for families or anyone who wants to see a little more green in their busy day.
There’s a mini golf course and a carousel for kids (or the kid in you), with a Stephen Starr snack shack, Squareburger, selling hot dogs, fries, burgers, and milkshakes made with one of Pennsylvania’s claim-to-fame items, Tasty Kakes! Besides these activities, the Square is fit for strolling, with interspersed benches and walking paths leading straight to the piece de resistance, the water fountain. Built in 1838, the fountain is a huge marble masterpiece, placed right smack in the center of the park for your viewing pleasure.