December 10, 2013
VERY Snowy: What to do in Philadelphia on a Snow Day!
With weather forecasts calling for snow, VERY Real Estate shovels up fun snow day activities!
The Belmont Plateau in Fairmount Park is a Philadelphian’s best chance for serious sledding. Don’t want to clean the car off? Check out the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s famous “Rocky” steps and the hill to the side of the steps, the spot has become a favorite sledding destination.
If snow angels are more your speed, our favorite squares – Washington square, Rittenhouse Square or Franklin Square – offer enough open space for snow angles, building snow men and the inevitable snow ball fight!
We can’t forget about our furry friends – most dogs LOVE spending time in the snow. It’s a great time to bring them to the city’s dog parks, like the Schuylkill River Park Dog Run, near Rittenhouse Square.
After sledding and playing in the snow, warm up with some delicious hot chocolate from The Franklin Fountain in Old City
If après ski is more your speed, VERY understands! Layer your favorite alpine sweater with a puffy jacket and check out some great neighborhood bars and restaurants to make it through the bad weather!
There are two options for a snowy day in Old City: Philadelphia Bar & Restaurant which has amazing windows to watch the snowfall, while staying warm inside! The Plough & Stars has a cozy fire to warm you up. Both spots are cozy and welcoming. For anyone near Rittenhouse Square, a.bar offers delightful and cozy cocktails and amazing views of the Square to watch the snowfall.
Growlers, in Bella Vista, offers fireplaces, a living room atmosphere and good food! Tria and Varga are great wine and beer bars in the Washington Square West neighborhood that will help this neighborhood weather the storm!
We hope you enjoy the snow and whatever you decide to do! Stay warm and safe!