Want to be truly in the know when it comes to Philadelphia? Just check your Instagram feed and follow these accounts for information on the latest parties, restaurant openings, and events.
Philly’s Navy Yard is a historic district that was left in disrepair. Over the past several years, there have been major efforts to restore the area and attract visitors. Now, there are more than 150 companies and 20 acres of parks in this waterfront location. The Navy Yard Instagram account will keep you updated on events and new additions to this space. They announce free yoga classes, live music, new art installations, and festivals. Typically, the Navy Yard isn’t a place where people hang out. However, it’s becoming more of a social destination and letting people know about it via Instagram.
This is Philly’s official visitors Instagram page. The feed is full of high-quality photos of Philly, attractions, and events—art exhibits in historic mansions, happenings at the Japanese tea garden, and festivals in the park, to name a few. The beautiful photos alone are worth a follow.
My Philly Park
This Instagram account belongs to the Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philly’s largest park system. Their photos include events and happenings in parks, as well as an inside look at conservation efforts. The outdoorsy photos are gorgeous, but they also help spread awareness for the city’s green spaces that even locals don’t know about.
The Mural Arts program has been beautifying Philadelphia’s streets for years. It’s impossible not to notice the artwork on the sides of buildings all over the city. With the belief that art ignites and inspires change, this Instagram account features old and new murals that both preserve and build community.
Philly is a foodie city, and you don’t need an Instagram account to find delicious grub. Most of the photos are of food, and they all look so delicious that you’ll want to eat them, whether you’re a vegan or not. Followers can find out about new vegan restaurants in Philly, well-known vegan eateries, and plant-based events going on around the city.
This account features the happenings of one of Philly’s most-frequented urban gardens, Greensgrow Farms. The feed not only shows off produce and flowers but also announces events, workshops, and new merchandise as it grows on the farm. Anyone who loves gardening or eating fresh food can find something useful and inspiring while looking at this account.
The curators of this account have a clear passion for everything and anything Philadelphia. Their focus is on news, sports, and culture. Visitors to their Instagram page will find profiles of fascinating Philadelphians, advertisements for events, and photos capturing people enjoying city life. They cover rallies, festivals, seasonal events, and openings. They’ve been known to throw in a funny, Philly meme now and then too.
Philadelphia Magazine, considered by some to be the leading publication for everything Philly, keeps their Instagram followers informed about the latest and greatest happenings in the city. Aside from beautiful photography, this account offers the inside scoop on trendy fitness classes, unique weddings, murals, and newly converted buildings.
Parks on Tap
Parks on Tap is a traveling beer garden that works with the Philly parks system on conservation efforts. From spring until autumn, they open up their bar and food truck in some of Philly’s most obscure parks. Their Instagram account is the place to go for announcements regarding draft beer picks, rain cancellations, and pop-up yoga classes. Love beer and nature? This is the best Philly Instagram account to follow.
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