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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
    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
    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
    DCAD@20 Art Party
    Delaware College of Art and Design
    April 19th, 2018
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    TOURS
    Delaware River Harbor Cruise
    Patriot Harbor Lines
    June 13th, 2017 - December 13th, 2018
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    TOURS
    Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Philadelphia
    Urban Adventure Quest
    December 21st, 2017 - December 31st, 2019
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    OUTDOORS
    Spring Blooms
    Longwood Gardens
    March 31st, 2018 - May 6th, 2018
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    CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
    Spring Fitness Walks
    Mt. Cuba Center
    April 20th, 2018
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    EarthFest 2018
    Temple University Ambler (TUA)
    April 20th, 2018
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    MUSIC
    Cannstatter Biergarten (Beer garden)
    Cannstatter Volksfest Verein and...
    April 28th, 2017 - October 19th, 2018
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    OUTDOORS
    Citywide Star Party
    Awbury Arboretum Agricultural...
    April 20th, 2018
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    FREE
    Citywide Star Party
    Wyck Historic House, Garden, and...
    April 20th, 2018
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Citywide Star Party (A Philadelphia Science Festival Event)
    Laurel Hill Cemetery
    April 20th, 2018
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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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    VOLUNTEER
    Project HOME Spring Street Clean Up!
    Project HOME
    April 21st, 2018
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    FREE
    Lansdowne Farmers Market
    Lansdowne Economic Development...
    July 1st, 2017 - December 29th, 2018
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Sheep Shearing Day 2018
    Peter Wentz Farmstead
    April 21st, 2018
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    KIDS
    Water/Pinwheel Adventure!
    Let's Go Outdoors
    April 21st, 2018 - March 23rd, 2019

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