Abington and Surroundings

The Abington area is full of activities that include shopping, dining, and more. With a bus, train or short drive to Philadelphia there is something for everyone. Whether you are interested in the arts, sports, shopping or just hanging out, there are activities for everyone to enjoy. 


Penn State Abington’s campus has activities available for students almost every day. There are over 30 student organizations, 12 different sports teams, and special activities held weekly. Since Penn State Abington is a commuter campus, we have a special period of time shared by all students called Common Break. Common break is a time where there are a limited amount of classes held on campus, with many students having the time period free. This is usually between the hours of noon and 1:30pm, depending on the day. Many activities are usually held in Lares 108, as well as various locations on campus.

Philadelphia, “The City of Brotherly Love,” is the largest city in Pennsylvania. Philadelphia is known for many things from sports to food. Big attractions include South Street, Olde City, and Reading Terminal Market just to name a few. The variety of museums and tourist sites never get old, even natives from the area still enjoy these attractions. The city is full of diversity with food and people.


Philly History

Philadelphia’s Website: http://www.gophila.com/
Independence Hall: http://www.nps.gov/inde/
Liberty Bell: http://www.ushistory.org/libertybell/


Philly Enterainment

South Street’s website: http://www.southstreet.com/
Old City’s Website: http://www.oldcitydistrict.org/indexFlash.php
Reading Terminal: http://www.readingterminalmarket.org/
Rittenhouse Square: http://www.rittenhouserow.org/index2.html


Philly Sports


Philadelphia Sports Teams: http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/
Eagles: http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com
Phillies: http://philadelphia.phillies.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=phi
76ers: http://www.nba.com/sixers/
Flyers: http://flyers.nhl.com/
Phantoms: http://www.phantomshockey.com/
Philly Fun Guide: http://www.phillyfunguide.com/


Philly Culture

Culture: http://www.philaculture.org/
Walnut Street Theatre: http://www.walnutstreettheatre.org/
Philadelphia Art Museum: http://www.philamuseum.org/