It's almost Fourth of July weekend and summer has arrived. The streets feel like a sauna and in the distance, one can hear the sounds of "wooder ice" being scooped to Will Smith's "Summertime." Are you experiencing summer in Philadelphia at its fullest? If none of these signs apply to you, it's not too late to turn things around. There are still 85 days to do summer right.
You're not afraid to take a dip in one of Philadelphia's many fountains
When you're not swimming in a fountain, you're cooling off at home in your private grotto
Your sandals look better than Philly Jesus' and he's wearing more clothes
Spruce Street Harbor Park is basically your backyard
You know there are weekends to stay in Philly and others to throw in the towel and head "downashore"
You've traded in your car for a membership with indego bike share
You've already been to two shows at The Mann Center
And you've seen your favorite movies outside, for free!
You're not afraid to push your way through crowds to reach Bassets at the Reading Terminal Market
You've already explored our future "high line"
You've avoided contracting E. coli while swimming at Devils Pool in Wissahickon Creek Park.
You've successfully reserved a table at Laurel
You've come to terms with the fact that you'll never get through Diner en Blanc stain-free
You've caught (actual) catfish in the Delaware River
You've been to every PHS Pop-Up Garden at least once. With your dog.
Your primary source of energy is "wooder ice"
And Summer Love...
And Yards Saison...
And $4.99 Hoagiefest hoagies from Wawa
You've walked over the Ben Franklin Bridge to soak in the view
You're a pro at the soft pretzel ride
You believe that the line at Franklin Fountain is worth the wait and that the only appropriate reaction is this:
You're extra nice to friends with memberships to the North Shore Beach Club
You'll sneak out of work on time just to be with your friends at Center City Sips
You believe that nothing beats summer in Philadelphia and you plan to enjoy every moment of it.