Shop-A-Holics Itinerary for nature lovers, athletes and weekend warriors


Start your shopping day in Roxborough at Barr’s Bikes and Boards at 5548 Ridge Ave for the skateboards and bikes, plus a large selection of accessories. Then head to Philly Muscle Tees at 6216 Ridge Ave just steps from Gorgas Park, where you’ll find a unique selection of Eagles gear to help you stand out from the crowd. And if you’re looking for some new family members or gifts for the 4-legged ones, don’t miss the unique collection of freshwater animals, small animals/rodents and reptiles plus lots of toys and gifts for pets at World Wide Aquarium and Pets at 7043 Ridge Ave.

After fueling up at 1940’s style Bob’s Diner at 6043 Ridge Ave, it’s just a short 5 minute drive down Lyceum Avenue to Manayunk to JL Racing at 132 Leverington Street, who specializes in apparel and accessories for rowers, runners, and cyclists. It’s then just a quick jump around the corner (leave the car) to Philadelphia Runner at 4358 Main Street, whose commitment to getting Philadelphians to move inspires outstanding customer service and excellent collections to shop from.

Just a 10 minute drive down Main Street to East Falls, get in some climbing time at Philadelphia Rock Gym at 3500 Scotts Lane and indoor zip lining and multi-sensory playground time for the little ones at Kids at Play next door. Just a 4 minute dive to Vault + Vine at 3507 Midvale Avenue will bring you to a beautiful selection of greenery and more to make your garden grow, plus a line of gift items like candles and housewares - and if you need a pick me up stop in the cafe first for coffee and sweets.

When it’s time to call it a day, take a short stroll down Midvale to In Riva at 4116 Ridge Ave to gaze over the Schuylkill River while relaxing with a wood-fired pizza or a bowl of Bucatini, or try their tasting menu which includes a selection of half-priced bottles of wine.