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See Philly landmarks transition from summer to fall

From Independence Hall to old-world streets

Independence Hall in Philadelphia. The building is surrounded by trees with colorful fall foliage.
Fall in Philly is pretty stunning.
Photo by Melissa Romero

There’s nothing like Philly in the fall, but this year it’s been an odd one for fall foliage, with some trees bursting with color while others remain stubbornly green. But while there are still a few stragglers, no doubt this city looks pretty different now that it’s transitioned from summer to fall, as evidenced by these four transformations of popular landmarks, parks, and streets.

From Independence Hall to the Schuylkill Banks boardwalk, check out how the views of popular Philly locales have changed in just a few months.

↑ Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk—Both the trees and city skyline have changed a lot over the past couple of months. You can check out the fall foliage here from the South Street Bridge lookouts.

↑ Independence Hall—This World Heritage Site is flanked by tall trees, making for some lovely fall shots. Be sure to walk around to the back of the historic building, too, for more fall foliage.

↑ Washington Square—The fountain has been shut off from the season, but the fire at the Unknown Soldier memorial is still ablaze, surrounded by bright fall colors.

↑ Quince Street—This old-world street, deemed one of the most beautiful in Philly, is still pretty green, but some of the ginkgo trees have shed their bright yellow leaves already.