Comfort Inn Philadelphia Airport
53 Industrial Hwy.
Essington, PA 19029
Phone: (610) 521-9800
Fax: (610) 521-4847
The John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum is the largest freshwater tidal marsh in Pennsylvania. The mission of the refuge is to preserve the marsh, promote environmental education and provide visitors with an excellent opportunity to observe wildlife in its natural habitat. The Heinz refuge offers nature programs, environmental education workshops, field trip consultations and a resource library. All workshops, field trips and related services are offered free of charge. The Refuge is an excellent resource for birdwatchers, hikers and nature lovers.
Cobb's Creek Golf Course is actually located within Philadelphia city limits, just minutes away from downtown. This 18-hole championship set of links is a par 71 public course of 6130 yards. Opened in 1916, Cobb's Creek has watered fairways, putting greens, yardage markers and a driving range that has made this course a favorite among golfers. Opened year round, tee time reservations are required. Call for information about large or corporate outings.
Clark Park lies in the Spruce Hill area of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania. Relax and make a picnic in their large open field or playground or enjoy a game of basketball. There are various events, movie screenings, storytelling sessions which are organized in this lovely park and you can also delve into gardening and learn about plants. Do check out the life-sized Charles Dickens statue placed here which is sculpted by Francis Edwin Elwell.
Built in 1971, this massive stadium has witnessed some great tournaments, unmatchable records and feats and also the rise and fall of various great players in the field of sports. With a seating capacity for 62,306 spectators and high-end sound systems and lighting equipments, the Veterans Stadium is the perfect venue for hosting sports events, concerts, cultural and social events. All in all, watching a live match amid the thrilling fans is truly an unforgettable experience.
The Wayfinder Experience runs many low-cost outdoor activities for children in the Philadelphia area, among them a weekly capture-the-flag game in Clark Park. Wayfinder seeks to introduce all children to the joys of theater, allowing them to explore various improvisational techniques in their play. Newcomers can play for free, and veteran capturers join the energetic frenzy.
Opened in 1916, the Karakung Golf Club is an impressively maintained facility geared toward players of moderate skill levels. Even the most casual of links men should have little difficulty negotiating the relatively short 5700-yard, par 71 course. Located within the Fairmount Park section of Philadelphia, Karakung is only about three miles away from Center City. Reservations are required at this public 18-hole course. Lessons are available.
This historic field called Franklin Field, equipped with the country's first two-tiered stadium, was the location of the first televised football game and the first relay event in the United States. The sporting events and rallies draw huge crowds every year, especially in track and field, where diverse competitors travel to compete.
The Chew Recreation Center is a recreational complex with a public pool, basketball courts, and baseball fields. During the summer, Chew holds an affordable summer day camp for children and an evening softball league for adults. The pool is open only during the summer, but the lighted basketball courts are open year-round. Competition in the pick-up games is fierce. Located only blocks away from the business and shopping districts of Center City.
University of Pennsylvania is considered to be one of the best educational institutions in US, but that doesn't hamper with this University's fun quotient. A perfect proof of that is Class of '23 Ice Rink. Hockey matches to spectacular performances—a venue that hosts spellbinding shows. Inter-University Ice Hockey Tournaments are the most awaited and usually has this place packed. While most of the activities held here are organized by the Campus Board of Activities and only University students are allowed, there are many shows that are open for public.
This facility is used to teach the ancient art of fencing, or how to attack and defend with a sword. Several national champions practice here. The Academy features instruction for all ages, as well as cardiovascular and human performance training equipment, eight regulation fencing strips, a specially cushioned floor to minimize leg stress, and various other training devices. An emphasis is placed on long-term training, with regular progression from one level of instruction to the next. Students develop physical skills and conditioning, as well as the mental skills and discipline necessary to successfully perform fencing actions.
The Daskalakis Athletic Center is the home of the Drexel Dragons and is also the watering hole of the university's swimmers. See the players pass, dribble and shoot the ball through the basket. It is always an exciting scene to see the varsity's Dragons cheered by the huge crowd of sports lovers. Swimmers fit and healthy dive into the pool at the crack of a pistol. Witness all this action and more, just at the Daskalakis Athletic Center here in Philadelphia. Check the website regularly for timings and dates.
With over 200 shops and a spot on Women's Wear Daily Magazine's list of the most expensive shopping districts in America, Walnut Street is a mandatory stop for high rolling spenders. After eating at a gourmet restaurant and purchasing designer clothes, relax a the Rittenhouse Square or Washington Square. In the mood for a movie? Buy a ticket to a show at the longest-running theater in the United States, at the Walnut Street Theatre. Walnut Street eventually runs into the expansive University of Pennsylvania.