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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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    ATTRACTIONS
    One Liberty Observation Deck: Philly from the Top
    Montparnasse 56 Group
    Permanent Attraction

    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.

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    FREE
    Museum Without Walls: Audio
    Association for Public Art
    Permanent Attraction

    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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    OUTDOOR
    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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    SPORTS
    Rock Climbing
    Doylestown Rock Gym/Adventure Center...
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    OUTDOORS
    Spring is in the Air with the United States Hot Air Balloon Team
    Balloon Rides Daily by U.S. Hot Air...
    March 2nd, 2017 - April 30th, 2017
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    OUTDOORS
    Walk with the Curator: Spring Highlights Tour
    Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore...
    March 30th, 2017
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    FREE
    "I Am A Warrior" Chronic Illness Support Group with Genia Silva, CPC
    Pillars Of Light and Love
    March 17th, 2017 - April 28th, 2017
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    OUTDOORS
    25% Off Vegetables at Linvilla Orchards
    Linvilla Orchards
    April 1st, 2017 - April 15th, 2017
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    OUTDOORS
    Land Steward Field Training
    Schuylkill Center for Environmental...
    April 1st, 2017
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    OUTDOORS
    Spring Blooms
    Longwood Gardens
    April 1st, 2017 - May 26th, 2017
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    OUTDOORS
    Native Plants Workshop and Nature Walk
    Glen Foerd on the Delaware
    April 1st, 2017
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    TOURS
    Explosions Walking Tour at Hagley Museum
    Hagley Museum and Library
    April 1st, 2017
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    FREE
    Creature Comforts: A Collaborative Art Exhibition
    Awbury Arboretum and Historic Site
    April 1st, 2017
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    OUTDOORS
    April Fools Fun Ride 2017
    Penn Treaty Park
    April 1st, 2017
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    OUTDOORS
    Lettuce Run for Sweet Fields
    Sweet Fields
    April 2nd, 2017
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    MUSEUMS
    Orchestra 2001 Presents Inuksuit
    The Barnes Foundation
    April 2nd, 2017
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    FREE
    Tuesdays with Toomey
    Philly UP
    March 28th, 2017 - September 25th, 2018
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    SPORTS
    Fitness Boot Camp
    Center City District
    April 4th, 2017 - May 23rd, 2017
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    KIDS
    Little Chefs: Egg-cellent Eats
    Tyler Arboretum
    April 5th, 2017
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    SPORTS
    Silver Sneakers
    Center City District
    April 5th, 2017 - May 24th, 2017
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    SPORTS
    City Fit Girls Running Club
    Center City District
    April 5th, 2017 - May 24th, 2017

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