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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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    Kiting Adventure!
    Let's Go Outdoors
    April 7th, 2018 - March 23rd, 2019
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    Water/Pinwheel Adventure!
    Let's Go Outdoors
    April 21st, 2018 - March 23rd, 2019
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    Flower/Photo Holder Adventure!
    Let's Go Outdoors
    May 5th, 2018 - March 23rd, 2019
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    Beachball Adventure!
    Let's Go Outdoors
    May 19th, 2018 - March 23rd, 2019
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    Backpack Adventure!
    Let's Go Outdoors
    June 2nd, 2018 - March 23rd, 2019
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    Safari Visor Adventure!
    Let's Go Outdoors
    June 16th, 2018 - March 23rd, 2019
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    Nature Print Adventure!
    Let's Go Outdoors
    July 8th, 2018 - March 23rd, 2019
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    Butterlfy/Bug Adventure!
    Let's Go Outdoors
    July 22nd, 2018 - March 23rd, 2019
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    Rubber Ducky Adventure!
    Let's Go Outdoors
    August 5th, 2018 - March 23rd, 2019
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    Fish Magnet Adventure!
    Let's Go Outdoors
    August 19th, 2018 - March 23rd, 2019
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    Hacky Sack Adventure!
    Let's Go Outdoors
    September 22nd, 2018 - March 23rd, 2019
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    Picture Frame Adventure!
    Let's Go Outdoors
    November 3rd, 2018 - March 23rd, 2019
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    Snowman Adventure!
    Let's Go Outdoors
    January 12th, 2019 - March 23rd, 2019
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    Valentine Bug/Rhythm Adventure!
    Let's Go Outdoors
    February 3rd, 2019 - March 23rd, 2019
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    Bucket Hat Adventure!
    Let's Go Outdoors
    September 8th, 2018 - March 23rd, 2019
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    Wind Chime Adventure!
    Let's Go Outdoors
    October 6th, 2018 - March 23rd, 2019
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    Bunny/Easter Hop Adventure!
    Let's Go Outdoors
    March 17th, 2019 - March 23rd, 2019
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    Snow Globe Adventure!
    Let's Go Outdoors
    November 11th, 2018 - March 23rd, 2019

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