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    The weather outside might be frightful, but feeling stir-crazy is not delightful! Stretch out your legs, and get some fresh air with these local city activities. 

     

    What are your favorite events to attend when the weather is chilly? Share your wintery photos with us on Instagram @Phillyfunguide!

     

    If you are running a winter-friendly outdoor event, be sure to let us know through our submission page! It could get featured here!

    Philly From the Top

     

    Ever wonder what Philly looks like from 57 floors up? Well now's your chance! Since it's inception in November 2015, the One Liberty Observation Deck, located in the city's beloved Liberty Place building, has become a city top spot (literally!). Marvel over the birds-eye views of the city's famed skyline, and explore some of the interactive exhibits. The observation deck is closed, so it's open all year long, rain or shine. It's also still technically outdoors. We think.

    Museum Without Walls: Audio Tour

     

    Learn about the city's extensive public artwork through this free audio tour. Accessible for free via mobile app, cell phone or download, the city's sculptures are bought to life by the people who were there. Narrated by the "authentic voice" of a person who is connected to the art by knowledge or experience, Museum Without Walls will definitely paint the city in a new light. Completely free and self guided, there's no reason not to take a walk through the city's rich history.

    Schuykill River Trail

     

    Named the Best Urban Trail in USA Today's Reader's Choice contest, the Schkuykill River Trail has been consistently one of the city's premier attractions. Spanning almost 130 miles with a route stretching from Parkerford to Philadelphia, the River Trail is a must do for everyone in the city (at least once!). If walking, running, jogging, or any other mode of manual leg transit is your thing, then consider spending your winter afternoons here soaking in scenery with the city's beautiful Schuykill River as the backdrop.

    First Friday Philadelphia

     

    On the first Friday of each month, the streets of Old City flood with local residents soaking up the art scene. Started by the Old City Arts Association in 1991 to showcase the up and coming neighborhood, now, Old City's First Fridays are an exciting monthly tradition. Take a night out and explore all that the Old City art scene has to offer, as the galleries and shops open their doors and host a variety of events.

     

    More Winter Activities and Events in the Philadelphia Area:

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    OUTDOORS
    Festival of Fountains
    Longwood Gardens
    May 9th, 2019 - September 29th, 2019
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    OUTDOORS
    Chanticleer Garden
    Chanticleer Garden
    March 27th, 2019 - November 3rd, 2019
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    TOURS
    Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Philadelphia
    Urban Adventure Quest
    December 21st, 2017 - December 31st, 2019
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    MUSIC
    Spring Thing
    Philadelphia Folksong Society
    May 24th, 2019 - May 27th, 2019
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    OUTDOORS
    Chestnut Hill First Fridays
    Chestnut Hill Business District
    May 3rd, 2019 - December 6th, 2019
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    2019 Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square
    Historic Philadelphia Inc. Center
    May 1st, 2019 - June 30th, 2019
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    May Twilight in the Gardens
    Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
    May 24th, 2019
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    FILM
    Drive-In Zombiefest V - Three Nights of 35mm Drive-In Triple Features - May 24- 26
    The Mahoning Drive-In Theater
    May 24th, 2019 - May 27th, 2019
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    OUTDOORS
    Wellness Saturday: Forest Bathing
    Schuylkill Center for Environmental...
    May 25th, 2019
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    SUMMER
    The New Jersey Renaissance Faire
    New Jersey Renaissance Faire
    May 18th, 2019 - June 2nd, 2019
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    Celebrate the Roses!
    Wyck Historic House, Garden, and...
    May 25th, 2019
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    OUTDOORS
    Linvilla Orchards Swim Clubs Open for the Season
    Linvilla Orchards
    May 25th, 2019 - June 9th, 2019
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    KIDS
    Animal Shows @ Brandywine Zoo
    Brandywine Zoo
    May 4th, 2019 - August 31st, 2019
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    FREE
    The Lady Hoofers at FDR Park
    The City of Philadelphia Office of...
    May 25th, 2019
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    To Philly, With Love Fireworks Show
    Longwood Gardens
    May 26th, 2019
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    KIDS
    Seeds to Sprouts, Spring Adventures- Session 2
    Morris Arboretum of the University...
    May 6th, 2019 - June 10th, 2019
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    MUSIC
    Memorial Day Carillon Concert in Valley Forge
    Washington Memorial Chapel
    May 27th, 2019
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    SPORTS
    Topgolf Leagues
    Topgolf
    April 22nd, 2019 - June 18th, 2019

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