Set your alarm clock (and don’t hit snooze) — we’ve got plenty of reasons to sacrifice some shut-eye.
A Twist on Breakfast
At Center City Soft Pretzel Co. (816 Washington Avenue; 215-463-5664), dough flingers are cranking out Philly’s favorite carbs during the wee hours. Drop by for an early morning snack (or late-night alcohol sopper) straight from the conveyor belt after 4 a.m. on Saturdays and 6:30 a.m. on Sundays.
For an Attitude Adjustment
If you’re looking to shake off a stressful workweek, tune into WXPN’s Sleepy Hollow show. Starting at 6 a.m. each Saturday and Sunday, the hosts spin an eclectic blend of mellow beats that will have you in weekend mode in no time.
Before you bite into that bagel, make your way to Fusion Cross-Training for a bit of invigorating exercise. The classes begin at 6:30 a.m. on weekdays, so there’s no excuse for not hitting the gym before heading to the office.
To Beat the Rush
Planning a leisurely breakfast at Sam’s Morning Glory Diner? That’d be you and the rest of the city. Avoid the brunch crowd by rousing yourself a bit earlier (it opens at 8 a.m. on weekends). One forkful of the whipped cream-topped Monkey French toast, and you’ll forget about those missed zzzs.
Roll right out of bed and head to the Golden Nugget Antique Market for furniture, jewelry, and other one-of-a-kind finds. Vendors at the sprawling Lambertville flea start setting up at 6 a.m. on weekends, so rise with the sun to scoop up the best stuff.
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Prefer to spend the morning with your duvet? No worries, we’ve gathered everything you need to throw a lazy Sunday brunch at home.
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