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Best Outdoor Activity

2018 Best Outdoor Workout

Art Museum steps

Yes, it’s obvious. And yes, you have to dodge hordes of hyperactive children and hawkers slinging overpriced Gatorade. But the best place for an alfresco sweat session in this city will always be the Art Museum steps, 72 tiny limestone mountains that will kill your calves and tone your butt. At the bottom, you roll your eyes at the selfie-taking out-of-towners. On the way up, you curse the goddamn class trips blocking your ascent. But once you’ve made it, you turn around – legs aching, lungs burning – and look back over the city and feel like you’ve conquered it. And that will never not be a rush. So go practice yoga on some fancy rooftop, or do your Pilates in the park. As for me, I’ll be running the Art Museum steps with the tourists. See you at the top. – Gina Tomaine View Profile »

2010 Best Art on the Cheap

Fairmount Park Art Association

1528 Walnut Street, Suite 1000, Philadelphia, PA Website

Download the Fairmount Park Art Association’s new and free audio guide to about 50 of our city’s public sculptures ( to your iPod and start […] Read more »