4 Celebratory (Then Detoxifying) Things to Do in Philadelphia... Newly Minted City of Champions

4 Celebratory (Then Detoxifying) Things to Do in Philadelphia... Newly Minted City of Champions

Everything you need to see and do in the home of the Super Bowl-winning Eagles.

By Karen Gardiner

Let's recap: Yesterday, Gisele Bunchen guzzled wine in support of her husband Tom Brady. Pink (once again) demonstrated her badassery by belting the National Anthem with the flu... and Justin Timberlake took some flack for a Prince homage. And now Anheuser-Busch is apparently buying beer for 1.6 million people? Yes, that's right: The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. Never mind that the city was actually founded in 1682 — because now, right at this exciting football moment, Philadelphia is all the rage anew. In the City of Brotherly Love, there's no shortage of things to do and see... and drink and eat. Consider these picks for a fun and celebratory Philadelphia itinerary. (Plus a little detox time too, for if/when you celebrate a little too much.)

1. Late-Night Drinks

Obviously, if you're an Eagles fan — it's time to celebrate your squad's first-ever Super Bowl win! A great place to throw some back in your team's honor is Rittenhouse Square speakeasy Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co., named after a Prohibition era's smuggling ring, and not, refreshingly, Benjamin.

2. Yoga on the Waterfront

Balance all that boozing you'll do with an invigorating yoga session prior to starting each new day in town. Every weekday at 7 a.m. in weather-permitting months, you can join a free yoga session at Race Street Pier, a relaxing oasis in the shadow of Benjamin Franklin Bridge. Yoga is just one part of the Delaware River Waterfront's summer activity schedule. there are also movies under the stars, as well as concerts and markets.

3. Pedal Away

Indego, Philadelphia's bike-share program, launched just a couple of years ago and quickly proved so popular that it soon after expanded to incorporate many new stations and bikes. Downtown Philly is very bikeable but if you have the time, take the head-clearing, eight-mile-long, West River/Kelly Drive Loop for views of the Schuykill River, skyline, and Boat House Row. It begins and ends at the art museum, so don't miss the opportunity for a Rocky on the Steps-inspired selfie before or after. 

4. Late-Night Eats

Although the big game ended in regulation, you might find your days in this lively city running into overtime. Your stomach needn't worry, however, as Philly has some excellent eateries that serve well into the wee hours. Our favorite bites include truffled egg pizza at Barbuzzo (open until midnight), and classic American fare — including an all-day breakfast menu — at the 70-year-old Melrose Diner (open 24 hours).

—With additional writing and reporting by Alesandra Dubin

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