Whether you’re brand new to the city, or you’re just looking to expand your circle, making friends isn’t always easy. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are a few ways to meet new people in Philly.
If you’re a book lover and an adventure lover, check out Novel Tourists. This group pairs book discussions with fun excursions like hiking, museum strolls, and café dining. This Friday, the group is going on a food and history walking tour of Chinatown!
Bird watching is a great way to connect with others. (Photo courtesy of Philly Queer Birders)
Head to one of these 11 Free Library branches and pick up a birding backpack, complete with a bird guidebook, park map, and binoculars.
Psst: the Free Library of Philadelphia has plenty more unusual items you can borrow. [City Cast Philly 🎧]
The Mayor’s Office has an online portal that connects you with nonprofits and other groups in need of volunteers. Once you find the perfect opportunity, just click “sign up” and you’ll receive email updates with information about upcoming volunteer events.
Every 2nd and 4th Friday, head to the boathouse at FDR Park for free salsa lessons and a social dance party. All-levels welcome. If you’re into racket sports, the park also boasts a pickleball meetup.
Have you had any success finding friends through joining a local group? I’d love to hear about it!