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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.

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    Schuylkill River Trail
    The Circuit Trails
    Permanent Attraction

    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.

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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    First Friday Philadelphia
    Old City Arts Association
    Permanent Attraction

    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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    TOURS
    Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Philadelphia
    Urban Adventure Quest
    July 2nd, 2017 - September 30th, 2018
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    FREE
    Christmas Village in Philadelphia
    German American Marketing, Inc.
    November 18th, 2017 - December 24th, 2017
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    MUSIC
    Cannstatter Biergarten (Beer garden)
    Cannstatter Volksfest Verein and...
    April 28th, 2017 - October 19th, 2018
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Holiday Light Show at Shady Brook Farm
    Shady Brook Farm, Inc.
    November 18th, 2017 - January 7th, 2018
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    OUTDOORS
    Blue Friday
    United By Blue
    November 24th, 2017
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    OUTDOORS
    Concerts at Coda Philly
    Coda
    Permanent Attraction
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    TOURS
    Puzzling Adventure
    Puzzling Adventures - Philadelphia
    Permanent Attraction
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    MUSEUMS
    Andalusia House and Garden Tours
    Andalusia Foundation
    Permanent Attraction
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    FREE
    Trivia Wednesdays
    Fishtown Hops
    Permanent Attraction
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    OUTDOORS
    Bird/Nature Walk: Saturday Morning Bird Walks at the John James Audubon Center at Mill...
    John James Audubon Center at Mill...
    May 27th, 2017 - November 17th, 2018
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    OUTDOORS
    Bird Walk
    Newlin Grist Mill
    March 25th, 2017 - December 30th, 2017
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    OUTDOORS
    Puzzling Adventures
    Puzzling Adventures - Philadelphia
    April 22nd, 2017 - October 22nd, 2018
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    FREE
    Lansdowne Farmers Market
    Lansdowne Economic Development...
    July 1st, 2017 - December 29th, 2018
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    OUTDOORS
    Canoe with Perks at the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
    John James Audubon Center at Mill...
    May 25th, 2017 - November 22nd, 2018
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Extended Fall Hours at Shofuso
    Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
    November 4th, 2017 - December 10th, 2017
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    LECTURES & LITERATURE
    The Watershed is an Open Book
    Fairmount Water Works
    October 13th, 2017 - December 15th, 2017
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    TOURS
    Delaware River Harbor Cruise
    Patriot Harbor Lines
    June 13th, 2017 - December 13th, 2018
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    OUTDOORS
    Intro to Nature Play with NaturePHL
    Schuylkill Center for Environmental...
    September 30th, 2017 - February 24th, 2018

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