July 11th, 2019
Despite the warm weather, the hustle
and bustle of city living hasn’t slowed. However, the end of the summer will be
here before we know it, which means we should pump the brakes on our busy lives
and get out and about to enjoy the sunshine! Luckily, there are lots of ways to
do that near your The Isle apartment: rooftop bars, summer festivals and plenty
of opportunities for outdoor exercise. If you’re trying to keep it simple (and
free), break out the picnic basket and grab some grub, a blanket and your favorite
people and head to your nearest green space for a day of soaking up rays with
some good food and company.
If you don’t want to break a sweat
walking to the park, hit up Pretzel Park, just two blocks from your The Isle
apartment. The park is situated at the top of a hill overlooking the
neighborhood, so you can enjoy impressive views of the area all while getting
in some quality R&R. The park features a large open grassy area, perfect
for plopping down with some grub on a summer afternoon. However, it’s also
ringed with plenty of towering trees that can provide a shady respite if the
sun gets too strong.
Pretzel Park is also a popular
gathering spot for the local community, so chances are, you may run into a
special event on your visit. Every Saturday, you can catch the popular Pretzel
Park Farmers Market—grab some fresh produce and other goodies for a picnic
outing that couldn’t be any fresher! If you have little ones in your life, the
park recently opened a new playground, so you can kick back and relax while
they romp and roll on the new equipment. This summer, the park is also hosting
live-music events, Parks on Tap traveling beer garden, live performances of
“ShakesBEER” (the famed playwright’s works with a sudsy angle) and even a dog
race to raise funds for a local animal-welfare society.
So lather on the sunscreen, grab
your shades and head to Pretzel Park to chill out before summer heads out of Manayunk!