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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
    Andalusia Public Tours
    Andalusia Estate
    June 10th, 2020 - October 28th, 2020
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    OUTDOORS
    Philadelphia Zoo is Open!
    Philadelphia Zoo
    August 17th, 2020 - December 31st, 2020
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    FILM
    PFF29 Drive-In Screening: Bulletproof
    Philadelphia Film Society
    October 27th, 2020
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    FILM
    PFF29 Drive-In Screening: LA LEYENDA NEGRA
    Philadelphia Film Society
    October 27th, 2020
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    VISUAL ARTS
    Mosaic Mural Map
    Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
    May 12th, 2020 - November 12th, 2021
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    FREE
    PHS Meadowbrook Farms Reopening
    Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
    August 5th, 2020 - December 31st, 2020
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    FILM
    PFF29 Drive-In Screening: No Ordinary Man
    Philadelphia Film Society
    October 28th, 2020
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    OUTDOORS
    Birding at Norristown Farm Park
    Morris Arboretum of the University...
    October 29th, 2020
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    FREE
    FREE: Learn with Let's Go Outdoors
    Let's Go Outdoors
    October 20th, 2020 - November 20th, 2020
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Tunnel of Terror: Halloween Drive-Thru Experience
    Grombacher Agency
    October 29th, 2020
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    DANCE
    Cardio Monster Mash-Up
    Philly Dance Fitness
    October 29th, 2020
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    FILM
    PFF29 Drive-In Screening: Harley
    Philadelphia Film Society
    October 29th, 2020
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    CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
    Pandemic Play: Spread Joy, Not the Virus
    Schuylkill Center for Environmental...
    October 29th, 2020
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    FILM
    PFF29 Drive-In Screening: PG (PSYCHO GOREMAN)
    Philadelphia Film Society
    October 29th, 2020 - October 31st, 2020
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    FILM
    PFF29 Drive-In Screening: Black Bear
    Philadelphia Film Society
    October 29th, 2020
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    KIDS
    Hi-Tech Corn Maze
    The Gilbertsville Farm
    September 25th, 2020 - November 29th, 2020
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    FILM
    PFF29 Drive-In Screening: Ammonite
    Philadelphia Film Society
    October 30th, 2020
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    OUTDOORS
    Revival Walks at Tacony Creek Park
    Olney Culture Lab of CultureTrust...
    October 31st, 2020 - November 28th, 2020

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