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Beat the Heat and the Rain: Indoor Fun Things To Do in Philly This Summer

12th July 2023

Looking for ways to beat the heat (or the rain) this summer near The Victor? Here are three ways to stay cool and content in Philly this summer 2023.


Philadelphia is home to a vibrant museum scene, offering a refuge from the summer heat while immersing visitors in art, history, and culture. 

The Philadelphia Museum of Art stands tall with its vast collection of world-renowned masterpieces, while The Barnes Foundation captivates art enthusiasts with its exceptional collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, and Modernist works. 

For kids of all ages, The Franklin Institute blends science and innovation through interactive exhibits, while the National Constitution Center delves into America’s democratic heritage while The Please Touch Museum offers a delightful experience for families with interactive exhibits for young children. On a hot day, these museums provide a cool and enriching escape for all.

Escape Rooms

Philadelphia offers a thrilling escape from the heat with its exceptional selection of escape rooms. 

Escape the Room Philly challenges participants to solve intricate puzzles and escape within a time limit. Olde City Escape Games is another great escape room experience. Featuring a jump into the future as well as a dive into Philadelphia’s 1776 past, these escape rooms provide an exhilarating and air-conditioned adventure for those seeking a cool respite from the hot weather.


Of course, when the temperatures are high, you can’t go wrong with spending sometime in Philly’s air conditioned shopping destinations including the shops in Philadelphia’s Fashion District and The Shops at Liberty Place.