SHOP PHL: Summer Fun Edition

Now that all Safer-at-Home restrictions have ended, more businesses are operating at full capacity, most museums and attractions are open, and some people are returning to workplaces. To assist in this transition, the city launched Ready.Set.Philly, a collaborative civic initiative to safely bring people back to their workplaces and all the things they love about Philly. Also, to celebrate the first day of summer and easing COVID-19 restrictions, PECO teamed up with Visit Philadelphia to highlight the possibilities that await residents and attract visitors to Philadelphia this summer and beyond. We encourage you to get out and support local businesses and organizations this summer with a curated list of some of our PIDC clients.

Keep Cool

Lil Pop Shop

Instead of using artificial ingredients or dyes in their ice pops and pies,  Lil Pop Shop uses fresh fruit, sugar, herbs, spices, organic eggs, milk, yogurt, and cream.

Franny Lou’s Porch

Order an iced coffee at this Kensington-based café that invites community activism and cultural awareness.

Triple Bottom Brewing

Enjoy an ice cold beer at Triple Bottom Brewing Company — a neighborhood brewery with a mission to create moments of joy and connection, empower each other to craft a better future, and protect the health of the planet.

Dock Street Brewery

Grab a cold one at one of the first post-prohibition craft breweries in the country, and Philadelphia’s first all-grain brew pub.

Yards Brewing Company

Yards has been proudly brewing Philadelphia’s beer since 1994. Philadelphia Pale and Brawler, both nationally-recognized ales, lead a balanced portfolio of quality, handcrafted beers, including eight year-round offerings and several seasonal and limited releases.


A Taiwanese boutique cafe named after Princess Lulu – a French bulldog — LULU CAFE provides authentic Taiwanese bubble teas and street snacks as well as slushies and other cold treats.


Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cell blocks and empty guard towers. Its vaulted, sky-lit cells once held many of America’s most notorious lawbreakers, including “Slick Willie” Sutton and “Scarface” Al Capone.

National American Museum of Jewish History

The National Museum of American Jewish History presents educational programs and experiences that preserve, explore, and celebrate the history of Jews in America. Its purpose is to connect Jews more closely to their heritage and to inspire in people of all backgrounds a greater appreciation for the diversity of the American Jewish experience and the freedoms to which Americans aspire.

The Franklin Institute

As the most visited museum in Pennsylvania and a top-five tourist destination in the City of Philadelphia, The Franklin Institute is one of the leading science centers in the country, and serves as a prominent educational and cultural resource.

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art is home to 200 galleries of world-class art and is Philadelphia’s destination for creative play. Visit the main building on the Parkway.

The Navy Yard

Since 2000, PIDC, on behalf of the City of Philadelphia, and its partners have transitioned the Navy Yard into what is considered the most successful redevelopment of a former military facility in the country and “America’s coolest shipyard,” as dubbed by POLITICO.  Visitors can enjoy restaurants, a hotel staycation at the Marriott, amazing public art, outdoor activities in one of the many parks, and more. Check out our walking tour and visitors guide.

Relax and Recharge

Magaly Spa

Magaly Spa is a health and wellness center that offers a wide variety of spa services and personalized programs which include, but are not limited to, basic facials, dermabrasion, peels, moon showers, endermologie, vacuum therapy, carboxytherapy, waxing, massages, cellulite reduction, lipo cavitation, hair styling, keratin treatments, makeup, manicures, pedicures, and more.

Mama’s Wellness Joint

Mama’s Wellness Joint is a boutique yoga studio and wellness center which provides Philadelphia area women and families with a range of alternative wellness workshops, yoga, and movement classes meant to address the holistic needs of women, men, and their families.

Lumos Yoga & Barre

Affirming, inclusive, body positive fitness studio featuring barre, Vinyasa, sculpt, and more.

Tuck Barre & Yoga

Tuck Barre & Yoga offers barre and yoga classes that work for you and your fitness level. The brick and mortar studios are reopen for masked and socially-distanced classes.

Get Around

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

Public transit service, SEPTA, has taken additional safety measures to ensure passengers’ safety during COVID-19, including upgrading to high-efficiency cabin air filters, improving ventilation with air changes on every vehicle every 2-3 minutes, cleaning vehicles daily, and requiring masks for passengers. SEPTA offers a vast option of transit services, including buses, trolleys, trackless trolleys, subways, and Regional Rail (our commuter rail). Hop aboard and experience the treasures Philadelphia has to share.


Check out some of PIDC’s previously published #ShopPHL lists to support even more of the diverse clients and industries we serve.