You're in for a little bit of everything but not NYC tier, just enough variety but without the excess. >Clubs/Bars
Theres a fun weird selection in fishtown/northern libs (kungfu necktie, el bar, ortleibs, johnny brendas) but they require vax cards thanks to the influx of new yorkers buying up property and running our shit now. Jabbed or not just avoid the garage. Vax checks arent nearly as strict downtown ironically, but if you want certain niches or alt vibes, fishtown, south street, west philly near the unis is where you want to focus at, but you will find funky shit in all corners of the city except north. A good night drinking could start at love city brews in spring arts, shoot some darts, work your way over to 2nd st for bourbon & branch, standard tap etc.
For dancing, some great clubs closed since covid but the most active are downtown you can search on maps, silk city is always jumping near spring arts also. woodys is kind of infamous if thats your thing. fox and hound is a solid sports bar with good people every time ive been. milkboy or time as well but for live music. xfinity live near the stadiums is pretty damn big, but definitely attracts tourists so doesnt feel like a 'philly' crowd.>nature/recreation
Fairmount park is beautiful in the fall and its big enough to get lost in no matter where you start. Like >>2111545
said forbidden drive is definitely worth seeing and feels like youre not even in a park in the middle of a city. first timers start at the art museum, take kelly drive/boathouse row from there, loop around and put back on the calories at the waterworks pop up bar. (pic rel) Or just keep going and hit main street/manayunk for the night like anon said. Theres parks on tap all over but its slowing down in the fall so get your ass over here asap OP.
Also walk penns landing and harbor park while the activities are still up. If you drive, I wouldn't skip valley forge either.