Spring is swiftly approaching and Philly is full to the brim with awesome plans!
From visits to magical candlelit concerts to cozy cabin getaways—here are 10 things you can do in Philly this March as we head on into spring.
1. Go on a scavenger hunt to discover some of Philly’s beautiful hidden gems
airmount Park Conservancy is holding a winter-long scavenger hunt that will take you on a themed tour across its more than 2,000 acres of land. The WinTOUR Scavenger hunt is completely free, socially distant and its a great way to tour Fairmount even during the dead of winter. It’s on until March 19!
2. Celebrate Women’s History Month!
This month is dedicated to celebrating the achievements of women throughout history. While these should be celebrated year-round, take time this March to explore all the amazing things women have done and continue doing throughout Philadelphia and support them!
3. Grab drinks at Fairmount Park’s lush, indoor pop-up
Parks on Tap has just opened its new indoor pop-up and it looks totally amazing! The 30,000-square-foot space has opened at the Fairmount Horticulture Center Arboretum and it features fresh food, local beers, wine and winter cocktails, all set out in a gorgeous greenhouse space.
4. Check out this tee-rrific new restaurant!
An awesome new bar has just opened in Francisville and we cannot wait to finally be able to dine indoors! Libertee Grounds, the newest addition to Philly’s culinary scene, recently opened for take-out and delivery but the best surprise awaits inside. So if you’re a Philly, golf, or craft beer lover this spanking new barin Francisville might be your new favorite hang out.
5-15. Support the local community by visiting one of these awesome black-owned restaurants
There are plenty of ways to support the local Black community. One of the best, however, is to order from a Black-owned restaurant in the city, and in a city like Philly — rich in Black culture, heritage and history — you know you’re bound to find some of the best food in town. From vegan options to Southern delicacies and coffee we’ve got you covered. Check them out here
16. Indulge your sweet tooth with some historical candy
Being one of the oldest cities in the country, there’s no shortage of historical gems to enjoy here in Philly. But none of them hit the sweet spot quite like Shane Confectionery. This Old City candy shop has been around since the late 1800s, satisfying the cravings of generations of Philadelphians with their delightful confections. Nowadays, Shane Confectionery is also one of the few producers of clear toy candy along with other delicious treats like homemade chocolate, honey, and many more!
17. Check out Philly’s only Ice Bar before it melts away!
. The popular nightclub, Concourse Dance Bar, has transformed into the city’s only ice bar for the winter and it’s totally COVID-friendly! The new Philly-centric experience features 20 Peter Slavin sculptures by award-winning artist Peter Slavin including the Liberty Bell, the LOVE sculpture and a whimsical, butterfly-wing wall that makes for a totally lovely photo-op.
18. Have dinner in one of Morimoto’s whimsical outdoor chalets
Center City’s Morimoto is now offering guests the opportunity to enjoy their upscale Omakase-style dinner in fun neon chalets and we’re all about it! . The restaurant has now taken its funky chic vibes on to the streets and has set up whimsical neon chalets that make dining outdoors at Morimoto as equally fun as dining inside. Illuminated with magical orbs and colorful lights, these outdoor chalets come with their own heating system and can sit 2 to 6 per party.
19-29. Grab a slice of ‘za!
We may not have a style of pizza to call our own but we sure enjoy a slice of ‘za in all its shapes and sizes, no matter if it’s a deep dish or thin crust one! So we thought we’d put together a list of some of the best places around the city where you can enjoy a pie in all of its ooey-gooey, cheesy and crispy glory.
30. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city at this adorable cabin in the Catskill Mountains.
So you might not be able to fly out to Europe to live your best Scandinavian Winter Wonderland dreams, but what you can do is head out to the Catskills for your own little getaway. Eastwind’s Hotel & Bar in Wyndham, NY, has added an adorable little cabin that you can rent out instead of a hotel room for an “almost camping” experience. The Scandinavian-inspired cabin known as “Lushna” features all the luxuries of a regular hotel room and is available all four seasons!
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