Philadelphia is a vibrant city bristling with culture. From historic theatres and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts on Broad Street’s Avenue of the Arts to Museum Row on the Ben Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia has something for the arts lover in everyone.

For those who move to a different beat, Philadelphia offers a wide array of music venues, with outdoor concerts at the Mann Center, Penn’s Landing, and Morgan’s Pier and larger venues like the Electric Factory and Wells Fargo Center.

Sports fans can root, root, root for Philadelphia’s impressive roster of professional sports teams. Students can spend Sunday afternoons cheering for the Eagles, summer nights at Citizen’s Bank Park with the Phillies, and stay warm in the winter with the Flyers and 76ers.

For those who aren’t satisfied sitting on the sidelines, Philadelphia was recently named one of the best hiking cities in the U.S., with miles of trails threading through a world-class urban park system. Those who prefer the urban jungle can take heart in Philadelphia’s status as the fifth most walkable city and best big city for bike commuting in the country. And for afternoon and weekend warriors, Philadelphia boasts a thriving recreational sports scene.

Arts in Philadelphia

Arts on Campus

Recreation on Campus

Temple University hosts a wide variety of men and women’s athletic programs, and enjoys enthusiastic support from the student and alumni population. Temple’s men and women’s basketball teams play at the Liacouras Center, located on North Broad Street directly across from Temple Law’s Klein Hall. On Saturdays, students can visit “The Link,” otherwise known as Lincoln Financial Field, to watch Temple’s up-and-coming football team.

Students looking to stay active will appreciate Temple’s wide range or recreational sports, from intramural basketball and ultimate frisbee to weight rooms, yoga classes, and a recreational rock wall.