Winter Philadelphia Activity Ideas

With the weather continuing to cool down, it can feel like you are trapped inside all winter long. Philadelphia isn’t exactly known for its mild winter temperatures, but that doesn’t mean you are left to twiddle your thumbs all winter long! There are plenty of fun things to do in downtown Philadelphia that may not have crossed your mind. Whether it’s your first or 20th winter in the city, we recommend the following activities to enjoy with friends and family.

Discounted Museum Days

On especially cold days, it’s tempting not to leave your house. Instead, spend your day inside one of the city’s incredible museums! Philadelphia is bursting at the seams with cultural history and vibrance. Spend the afternoon at Philadelphia’s Museum of Art or visit the Barnes Foundation on the first Sunday of winter months to take advantage of their free tickets. Regardless of the museum that catches your eye, make sure to do some research to see how you can save beforehand.

Visit One Liberty Observation Deck

Another fun thing to do in downtown Philadelphia is to visit the One Liberty Observation Deck. See the city like you never have before and get an incredible bird’s eye view.

Winterfest at Blue Cross RiverRink

Penn’s Landing transforms into a winter wonderland over the cold months! It features ice skating rinks, fire pits, seasonal food, a confectionary cabin and so much more. Perfect for families or couples who want to indulge in a fun night out.

What is your favorite winter activity in Philadelphia?

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