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How to Have Free Winter Fun in Philly

snowball fight

The lazy, hazy days of summer are a distant memory, as Philly hunkers down for the brutal arrival of Old Man Winter. It may be tempting to hibernate in your 1500 Locust apartment, but with so many awesome winter activities abounding in the city — and most of them not costing you a buck! — there are plenty of reasons to get out and about this winter.

Here are just a few ways to welcome the cold weather in Philadelphia:

 

Fairmount Park: The massive park, about 1.5 miles from your 1500 Locust apartment, is ground zero for adventure-seekers as soon as the flakes start falling. Grab your sled or snowboard and slide on over to the park for some thrilling hills. If the snow isn’t too deep, pack your hiking boots and set off on one of the many trails to see some spectacular views of a snow-covered Philly.

 

Rittenhouse Square: When snow hits, bundle up, grab your buds and head to Rittenhouse Park, three blocks from your 1500 Locust apartment, to reconnect with your inner child. Rittenhouse residents regularly flock to the park during snowfalls for some picture-perfect selfies, massive snowball fights and snowman-making contests.

 

Winter Fountains: To celebrate the 100th birthday of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, public-art enthusiasts have created a series of eye-catching installations all along the Parkway, about six blocks from your 1500 Locust apartment. The domed, animated video projects are mesmerizing on a normal day; add some snow and the effect will be mind-blowing!

 

Fairmount Park

640 Waterworks Drive

Philadelphia, PA 19130

215-988-9334

 

Rittenhouse Square

18th and Walnut streets

Philadelphia, PA 19103

215-972-0101

 

Winter Fountains

Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Philadelphia, PA

215-546-7550