Get in reader, we’re going on a tearful journey throughout the city. Sometimes the urge to sob comes on while you’re out and about, so if you need to find a nook to let the tears flow in private, this segment is for you. Here are a few spots where you can cry in relative peace and solitude.
Oh, and guess what? These suggestions came straight from y’all 💌
Your Spots for a Good Semi-Private Cry
“I’ve gone to the Philadelphia Art Museum, sat by the water and let the tears flow on a rainy day.” - Taria B.
“Sit at a bar facing your open laptop and intermittently sip your beverage. No questions asked.” - Carla B.
“I’d suggest crying in any of those private garden/brick walks in Society Hill. I’d argue anywhere in that historic section near where the Declaration was signed, along the rivers, in any of the city parks on a bench or picnic blanket are great spots.” - Beth R.
“Late night walks on the SRT [Schuylkill River Trail] are ok, but it is better with a mask because it’s never that private!” - Gabe P.
“Fairmount Water Works is the best: literal waterfalls lead to eyeball waterfalls. I’ve had a good cry there before.” - Heidi L.
Where Else Can You Go To Cry?
- Cohox Playground
- ☕ Rowhome Coffee
- 🌳 Wissahickon Valley Park
- 🌇 Penn Treaty Park
- 🎨 Graffiti Pier
- 🌥️ Pleasant Hill Park
- 🪦 Friends South Western Burial Ground
Many thanks to these Hey Philly readers, as well as Andres P., for submitting their go-to cry spots and some pro-tips ❤️