Outdoor Activities This Winter in Philadelphia — Visit Philadelphia

One of the joys of visiting Philadelphia is the chance to experience one of the four seasons – including, yes, winter.

And while some prefer to warm up indoors at one of the area’s great museums and attractions or warm up with plates full of comfort food at an acclaimed restaurant, many also enjoy the safe outdoors – especially right now – across the region when temperatures drop. .

The main attraction: classic winter activities, which abound throughout Philadelphia and the countryside. This includes ice skating at Winter in Dilworth Park, homes at Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest, and skiing and snowboarding at Spring Mountain Adventure. (Maybe it should be called Winter Mountain?)

Area trail networks and parks call for active types to do their best Rocky Impressions (and might be slightly less crowded than usual), while self-guided tours highlight everything from iconic public art to Revolutionary War encampments to some very cool barns. in Bucks County.

On the events front, residents and visitors alike can toast some of the best craft beer around at Kennett Winterfest and Founders Philly Freeze-Out, or cheer on the local Major League Soccer team when the union start their season at the end of February.

If you’re going out this winter, keep health and safety in mind:

  • Since January 2022, you must present proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (card or photo of card) to dine or drink indoors in Philadelphia County. Other indoor public spaces in Philadelphia require proof of vaccination and/or mask-wearing. Requirements vary in the surrounding Greater Philadelphia area.
  • Advance tickets or reservations remain recommended or required at many locations, and events may be postponed or canceled at any time. Call ahead or check online for the latest information.

Read on for a guide to outdoor recreation in Greater Philadelphia for winter 2022.

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