Rise and Shine

5 best reasons to get out of bed!

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.

Sunrise Stretching
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.

Daybreak Deals
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.

Photo: Sarah Giaccai / Flickr

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Sam's Morning Glory Diner
735 S 10th St
@ Fitzwater St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Center City Soft Pretzel Co
816 Washington Ave
bt 8th & 9th Sts
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Golden Nugget Antique Market
1850 River Rd
Lambertville, NJ 08530
105 S 12th St
enter on Sansom St
Philadelphia, PA 19107