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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!

     

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    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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    SUMMER
    PHS Pop Up Garden South Street
    Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
    May 3rd, 2018 - October 31st, 2018
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    SUMMER
    PHS Pop Up Garden uCity Square
    Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
    May 3rd, 2018 - October 31st, 2018
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    OUTDOORS
    Think Outside the Room...An Outdoor Scavenger Hunt! DoTheSearch.com
    DoTheSearch.com
    May 25th, 2018 - December 31st, 2018
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    MUSIC
    Pastorius Park Summer Concerts-The Jasper String Quartet
    Chestnut Hill Community Association
    June 20th, 2018
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    OUTDOORS
    Puzzling Adventures
    Puzzling Adventures - Philadelphia
    April 22nd, 2017 - October 22nd, 2018
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    OUTDOORS
    Follies: Architectural Whimsy in the Garden
    Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
    April 1st, 2018 - January 6th, 2019
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    OUTDOORS
    Garden Railway
    Morris Arboretum of the University...
    May 26th, 2018 - September 3rd, 2018
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    OUTDOORS
    Knee Deep in the Creek
    Montgomery County Parks, Trails, &...
    June 20th, 2018
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    KIDS
    Super Summer Singalong with Peter Moses!
    Delaware County Parks and Recreation
    June 20th, 2018
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    TOURS
    Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Philadelphia
    Urban Adventure Quest
    December 21st, 2017 - December 31st, 2019
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    KIDS
    Squeaky Wheels
    Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
    March 7th, 2018 - October 3rd, 2018
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    TOURS
    History of Valley Forge Trolley Tour - early summer season
    The Encampment Store at Valley Forge...
    June 4th, 2018 - June 22nd, 2018
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    TOURS
    Delaware River Harbor Cruise
    Patriot Harbor Lines
    June 13th, 2017 - December 13th, 2018
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    TOURS
    Estate Tour
    Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
    June 20th, 2018 - September 26th, 2018
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    First Wednesday’s in Chestnut Hill
    Chestnut Hill Business District
    May 2nd, 2018 - August 1st, 2018
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Center City District Sips
    Center City District
    June 6th, 2018 - August 29th, 2018
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    MUSIC
    Animus at the Summer Nights Concert Series
    Penn Museum
    June 20th, 2018
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    MUSIC
    Concerts in the Courtyard: Black Horse Motel
    Brandywine River Museum of Art
    June 20th, 2018

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