It’s the only planet we have. Since 1970, April 22 has been set aside as an annual day to celebrate nature and environmentalism.
Looking for ways to honor the Earth? Hoodline crunched the numbers, using both Yelp data and our own methodology to produce a ranked list of the best parks, botanical gardens and vegetarian eateries around Philadelphia.
Venturing outside is the basic start to an Earth Day celebration. Get inspired with these top-rated parks near you.
1. Spruce Street Harbor Park
Topping the list is Spruce Street Harbor Park. Located at 121 N. Columbus Blvd. on the Riverfront, the park is the highest-rated park in Philadelphia, boasting four stars out of 350 reviews on Yelp.
2. Clark Park
Next up is Spruce Hill's Clark Park, situated at 43rd and Baltimore. With 4.5 stars out of 70 reviews on Yelp, the park has proven to be a local favorite.
3. Dilworth Park
Center City's Dilworth Park, located at Market and North 15th streets, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the park 4.5 stars out of 52 reviews.
Cutting down on meat is a good place to start reducing your footprint, not to mention a healthy choice for most people. Get a taste for vegetarian fare at these top veggie-forward eateries.
1. Linda's Vegetarian Village
Topping the list is Linda's Vegetarian Village. Located at 6381 Germantown Ave. in Mount Airy East, the vegetarian spot is the highest-rated vegetarian restaurant in Philadelphia, boasting 4.5 stars out of 33 reviews on Yelp.
Next up is Washington Square's Vedge, situated at 1221 Locust St. With 4.5 stars out of 1,268 reviews on Yelp, the vegan and vegetarian spot has proven to be a local favorite.
Rittenhouse's sweetgreen, located at 1821 Chestnut St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the vegetarian spot, which offers salads and more, four stars out of 182 reviews.
Get a closer look at the wonders of the natural world by hitting a local botanical garden. For extra credit, don't forget a sketchbook.
1. Morris Arboretum
Topping the list is Morris Arboretum. Located at 100 E. Northwestern Ave. in Chestnut Hill, the botanical garden is the highest-rated botanical garden in Philadelphia, boasting 4.5 stars out of 77 reviews on Yelp.
2. The Horticulture Center
Next up is West Park's The Horticulture Center, situated at 100 N. Horticultural Drive. With 4.5 stars out of 15 reviews on Yelp, the botanical garden has proven to be a local favorite.
3. Shofuso Japanese House & Garden
West Park's Shofuso Japanese House & Garden, located at Horticultural and Lansdowne drives, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the museum, botanical garden and cultural center four stars out of 73 reviews.