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5 Ways to Stay Cool in Philly This Summer

staying cool in Philly summer

There’s nothing better than Philly summers. But sometimes, the heat can feel tropical and unrelenting. On days like that, when your hair’s decided it’s curly and even your elbows are sweating, it’s important to have a game plan for keeping the heat down.

As amazing as your brand new apartment in Center City is, it’s great to get out and enjoy everything Philly has to offer. Here are our top 5 ways to stay cool in Philly this summer:

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5 Day Staycation in Philly

5 Day Staycation in Philly

That recent Philly Airbnb tax that passed has got us thinking. People are flocking to Philly, and no wonder. It’s an incredible place, and was recently ranked as the top 2015 travel destination in America by the New York Times.

Ironically enough, it’s tough to take advantage of all Philly has to offer when you live here – how often do you go to work, head straight to spin class, and  drive straight home?

Let’s skip the insane airfare prices, traffic, and long waits that usually accompany summer vacations. Here’s a sample of what you could experience on a 5 day staycation in Philly.

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Philly and Science: The Future Looks Phosphorescent

Philly and Science: The Future Looks Phosphorescent

Science in Philly didn’t end with Ben Franklin.

Philly has always been a hub for new scientific endeavors, and currently, we’re stoking the interest of younger scientists. Just take a look at this photo of Katie Couric hanging out with science-savvy girl scouts in Philly. The science bug has bitten Philly, and we’re excited to be part of the future in our beautiful (and smart!) city. Here are some big reasons why Philly and science are a match made in –  well, a really nice lab.

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More than Just Green Space: Center City Park Events

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Craving some fun outdoor events this summer?

The Granary Apartments are close to all of the Center City Parks, which means you can easily attend the many exciting events at each of them. Center City Parks consist of four parks: Dilworth, Sister Cities, John F. Collins, and Cret. The closest to your Philadelphia apartment is Dilworth Park, but the others are only a short distance away. Here are some Center City Parks events you don’t want to miss:

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Eraserhood Jammin’: Music Scene in Callowhill

Eraserhood Jammin': Music Scene in Callowhill

If watching live performances is your passion, you will love exploring the music scene around your Granary Apartment. The music scene in Callowhill offers a wide variety of musical venues for fans of many different musical tastes.

Here are some of the best venues that you can easily get to from your Philly apartment:

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A Day on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

There are few apartments in Philly that are surrounded by as much art and culture as The Granary. Logan Square is a dream neighborhood to be close to – it’s chock full of gorgeous architecture, beautiful museums, and is the home of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, which was designed in the 1900s and still has the breathtaking historical statues to prove it.

Speaking of Rocky, remember that scene where he runs up the steps of the Philly Art Museum on the Ben Franklin Parkway? There’s a reason Rocky liked to hang out there so much. Now, here are the keys (extra points if you pictured Ben Franklin with the kite experiment) to a perfect day on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway:

 A Day on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

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Take Fitness Routines Outside

Take Fitness Routines Outside

Now that the weather is in the 60s and 70s, it’s the perfect time to take fitness routines outside in Philly. Whether you’re a full-on athlete, a relaxed yoga lover, or a focused runner, there’s a fitness routine that will challenge, excite, and invigorate you before or after work.

Oh – and if clouds happen to loom on the horizon, no need to skip your workout. The Granary’s state-of-the-art onsite gym will be waiting! Here are the best fitness outdoor fitness routines to start in Philly this spring:

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Memorial Day Events in Philly

Memorial Day Events in Philly

The roots of Memorial Day are sobering, but as we honor those who laid down their lives for our country, we also celebrate a life of freedom with our families and friends in the United States. There’s no better place to celebrate this national holiday than the nation’s history capitol when your luxury apartment in Philly is close to everything! Now, for the best Memorial Day events in Philly:

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The Granary Advantage: Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse from Your Luxury Apartment

Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse at The Granary

There are so many things to love about your luxury apartment in Philly’s Center City. You’ll enjoy gleaming stainless steel appliances and countertops, a convenient washer and dryer in your apartment, and let’s not forget – a huge advantage in surviving a Zombie Apocalypse. Seriously!

Here’s how The Granary offers you the biggest chance of surviving a zombie apocalypse in Philly:

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Neighborhood Events Near You: A Look at Logan Square’s Spring Roster

St. Patrick's Day Parade

So you’re spending spring in a plush pad in the City of Brotherly Love. Lucky you! The 2015 calendar is already overflowing with events of all kinds for Philly apartment dwellers, particularly those residing in or near Logan Square. With a warmer season already underway, here are the highlighted festivals and events near your apartment in Philadelphia.

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