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Winter is in full swing, but it’s not quite frigid yet in Philadelphia. Those in town who want to comfortably mosey about town perusing various attractions should have a look out our short guide on where to hang outdoors before Philly gets too cold.

Talula’s Garden

Vine-covered brick walls and tiny beads of yellow light strewn about the quaint outdoor patio at Talula’s set the stage for a lovely meal. The setting is illuminated by dishes like peaches and crab salad, smoked corn ravioli, and Berkshire pork belly with pan-roasted local orchard apples.

Rittenhouse Square Park

A short, ten-minute walk from the Independent Hotel, Rittenhouse Square is one of the city’s favorite public parks. A weekend farmer’s market, sculptures, and heavy foot traffic make this a pleasant place to observe the city.

Philadelphia Zoo

The first zoo in the United States, this urban enclave of wildlife is a local favorite during the warm weather months. Lions, bullfrogs, monkeys and bears are among the many animal kingdom representatives in residence.

Washington Square

Not to be confused with the iconic Washington Square Park in New York City, our Washington Square is a lush public space in Center City. Its more well known attractions include the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and a statue of General George Washington.

Elfreth Street

Commonly referred to as our nation’s oldest street, Elfreth’s Alley is a quaint little step back into Revolutionary times with red brick homes and a narrow cobblestone path. Public tours and museums make this well-preserved nook of Philadelphia culture a picturesque place to visit before Philly gets cold.