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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. 

     

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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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    MUSIC
    XPN Welcomes: Easton Out Loud
    WXPN
    February 28th, 2020
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    OUTDOORS
    Bird Walk
    Newlin Grist Mill
    January 25th, 2020 - December 19th, 2020
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    CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
    Wellness Saturday: Yoga in the Greenhouse
    Schuylkill Center for Environmental...
    February 29th, 2020
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    2020 PHS Flower Show: Riviera Holiday
    Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
    February 29th, 2020 - March 8th, 2020
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    OUTDOORS
    The Fairmount Food Crawl - Can You Eat A Whole Pig?
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    February 29th, 2020
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    CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
    Birding at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area
    Morris Arboretum of the University...
    March 3rd, 2020
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    SPORTS
    PSC Sailing Skills Development Course
    Philadelphia Sailing Club Skills...
    March 7th, 2020
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    CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
    Rose Care Basics and Pruning Demonstration
    Morris Arboretum of the University...
    March 7th, 2020
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    CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
    Beekeeping 101
    Morris Arboretum of the University...
    March 7th, 2020 - September 26th, 2020
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    KIDS
    Schuylkill Saturday: Nature Exploration for Families
    Schuylkill Center for Environmental...
    March 7th, 2020 - May 23rd, 2020
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    OUTDOORS
    Birding at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge
    Morris Arboretum of the University...
    March 19th, 2020
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    TOURS
    Early Spring Blooms Tour
    Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore...
    March 26th, 2020
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    CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
    Winter Tree Identification
    Morris Arboretum of the University...
    March 27th, 2020
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    MUSIC
    XPN Welcomes: Easton Out Loud
    WXPN
    March 27th, 2020
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    OUTDOORS
    Wellness Saturday
    Schuylkill Center for Environmental...
    March 28th, 2020 - April 25th, 2020
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    MUSEUMS
    Night Skies in the Observatory
    The Franklin Institute
    March 31st, 2020
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    MUSIC
    Music on Main
    Ursinus College
    April 4th, 2020
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    OUTDOORS
    Conservation Celebration Walk
    Newlin Grist Mill
    April 4th, 2020

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