Located near the National Constitution Center and Philadelphia's historic district, Franklin Square is an urban oasis that offers fun family activities. One of the city's five original town squares, it has evolved into a fairground with both daytime and evening activities. Highlights include the nostalgic Liberty Carousel, a playground, fountain, and a charming Philly-themed miniature golf course (pictured). Visitors can refuel at the popular SquareBurger restaurant. Special events include a winter holiday festival held daily through Dec. 31, when more than 50,000 lights illuminate the square. During the festival you can also do some holiday shopping, or sit back with a local brew (there's also a special hot beverage menu for kids). The park is open from March through December.