Vendors lined the parkway with carnival games, food, gifts and drinks. But one of the more popular places was the cooling stations with fans whirling, spraying a mist of cool water in visitors' faces, like 7-year-old Isaiah.
"We went to the zoo, and we also checked out the Franklin Institute, Independence Hall," Robert's son said.
They said the temperatures rival their home state.
Rain or shine, there’s only one place to be for Independence Day.
"Philly for the Fourth!" Robert said.