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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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    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
    Birding at the Arboretum: A Local Hotspot
    Morris Arboretum of the University...
    September 24th, 2019 - October 16th, 2019
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    OUTDOORS
    Chanticleer Garden
    Chanticleer Garden
    March 27th, 2019 - November 3rd, 2019
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    TOURS
    Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Philadelphia
    Urban Adventure Quest
    December 21st, 2017 - December 31st, 2019
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    VISUAL ARTS
    Art at Kings Oaks 7th Annual Exhibition
    Art at Kings Oaks
    October 4th, 2019 - October 20th, 2019
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    OUTDOORS
    Harvest Hayrides at Linvilla Orchards
    Linvilla Orchards
    October 9th, 2019 - November 10th, 2019
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Fall Fest at Morgan's Pier
    Morgan's Pier
    September 25th, 2019 - October 26th, 2019
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    KIDS
    The Glow in the Dark Autumn Forest
    Morris Arboretum of the University...
    October 16th, 2019
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    TOURS
    Ghost Tour of Philadelphia
    Ghost Tour of Philadelphia
    September 20th, 2019 - November 3rd, 2019
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    KIDS
    XPN Welcomes: Story Time in Enchanted Woods
    Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
    August 15th, 2019 - October 17th, 2019
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    TOURS
    Cruise Penn's Landing to Schuylkill Banks
    Patriot Harbor Lines
    July 7th, 2019 - November 30th, 2019
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    The Great Pumpkin Carve
    Chadds Ford Historical Society
    October 17th, 2019 - October 19th, 2019
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    FREE
    Twilight Market
    Greensgrow Farms
    September 19th, 2019 - October 17th, 2019
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Specters and Spirits - Haunted Ghost Tour and Whiskey Tasting
    Dram Devotees of Bucks County
    October 17th, 2019 - October 31st, 2019
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    TOURS
    Death & Dying Cemetery Tour
    Historic Bethlehem Museum & Sites
    October 11th, 2019 - October 27th, 2019
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    OUTDOORS
    Chestnut Hill First Fridays
    Chestnut Hill Business District
    May 3rd, 2019 - December 6th, 2019
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    FILM
    Shorts In The Fall - Film Festival - Two Nights of Short Films At The Drive-In
    The Mahoning Drive-In Theater
    October 18th, 2019 - October 20th, 2019
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    OUTDOORS
    Run for the Mill 5K Trail Run & Walk
    Newlin Grist Mill
    October 19th, 2019
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Pretzel Park Farmers' Market
    Pretzel Park Farmers Market
    May 25th, 2019 - November 16th, 2019

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