FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

Excellence Collection

Philly’s Pop-Up Beer Gardens

by Monique Barrett

Aug 27, 2014

© Capturednuance | Dreamstime

Food & Drink

The City of Brotherly Love embraced the time-honored tradition of drinking and community this summer with a slew of pop-up beer gardens from the banks of the Delaware River to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in front of the infamous Art Museum steps. A number of spots across Philadelphia transformed from empty, long-abandoned lots to lively and useful public spaces boasting hammocks, flowers and taps serving craft brew.


Here’s a look at some of the city’s most popular pop-up beer gardens this summer.


Spruce Street Harbor Park

One of Philadelphia’s most underused public spaces became the ultimate summertime hangout on the banks of the Delaware River. This waterside spot was an urban oasis complete with sand, a floating restaurant, hammocks and a wooden boardwalk lined with street food stalls and arcade games.


Independence Beer Garden

Take in the history of the birthplace of America while sipping on a local beer in the city’s Historic District. Located in America’s most historic square mile across the street from the Liberty Bell, the 20,000-square-foot outdoor space boasts a huge draft list, an extensive selection of bottles and cans and summertime-appropriate fare all summer long from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.


PHS Pop Up Garden

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s fourth annual Pop-up Garden transports guests to the beach with tropical cocktails and craft beers in an island setting complete with palm trees, cabanas and hammocks on the west side of South Street. The garden offers a variety of special events such as live music, quizzo and movie nights through mid-October.


The Oval

Enjoy a local brew and a beautiful view while having a go at lawn games at the newly designed beer garden at The Oval, the eight acres of public space on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The summertime space offers a beer garden, miniature golf, entertainment and food trucks Tuesday–Sunday.


Insta Feed
Tips / Other
Feb 26, 2020

Tips for Atheist Travelers

The percentage of people who identify as non-religious has been on a steady rise. But the vast majority of the world is still wary of atheism, and it’s even punishable by death in a few countries. It’s important to keep the local culture in mind when traveling.

Enjoy the Open Road on Your Terms

For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.

Products / Accessories
Feb 26, 2020

Travel with Stylish Security with Bamboo Travel Shirts

Specialized travel gear brings many benefits, whether it’s comfort, durability or safety. This shirt adds the latter, with a number of security features aimed at travelers.

Destinations / North America
Feb 25, 2020

Under $100: Ocean City, New Jersey

Ocean City is filled with great breakfast hot spots. If you are looking for something small ,head to Dot’s Pastry Shop for a dozen donuts; the cream is the best. They usually go for $12 per dozen.

Leave Troublesome Rideshare Worries Behind

We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.

Trends / Top Trends
Feb 25, 2020

Celebrate National Pizza Day

National Pizza Day was Feb. 9. Though it originated in Italy, we think it’s safe to say pizza is everybody’s favorite cheat food. So here are a few ways to plan ahead and celebrate next year.