For those unaware, Philly sports fans are on the brink on one of the biggest weekends of their lives...the Philadelphia Eagles are in the Super Bowl. Some fans have been lucky enough (and have saved enough) to be en route to the frozen tundra of Minnesota to watch the Eagles take on the Patriots on Sunday evening. For those unable to find a ticket or find value in saving this money for say...a down payment (wink wink) Philly is definitely the next best place to be! There are a variety of ways to support the team leading up to the game as well as endless places to go out and watch the game on Sunday night. Head to Twitter & search #EaglesDeals to see who are offering specials during the game, which bars are hosting all-inclusive viewing parties & where there are special Eagles treats around the city!
Last weekend the Black Tie Tailgate was an epic kick off to the Philly Auto Show! If you haven’t stopped by, lucky for you, the event runs for two weekends. You haven’t missed your chance to see some of your favorite Eagles players’ cars, get a feel for a car you’ve been eyeing up or even get a glance at one of 2 Bugattis! You can purchase tickets online or at the door plus Military personnel with ID and seniors receive discounts on tickets!
So, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow so we're headed into 6 more weeks of winter... especially at Dilworth Park’s Wintergarden! There’s a little something for everyone including a maze, ice rink & lounge. Each week there are a variety of special events happening so be sure to check out full details here.
This Sunday is, of course, huge for Eagles fans but also for those who enjoy museums & art. It’s the First Sunday of the month so at The Philadelphia Museum of Art, it's "pay what you want" meaning your entrance fee is based on how much you would like to contribute to the museum. Following along those lines, the Barnes Museum offers Free First Sundays to all attendees. If you’ve never been to either, this is the day to go to get a feel for some of Philly’s most popular museums in the city!
Lastly, Thursday kicked off February which is Black History Month across the country! Many places throughout Center City are celebrating all month long including:
- National Constitution Center: featuring interactive programming focusing on important moments in African-American History
- Penn Museum: their grand collection of African sculptures, masks & textiles make this a perfect destination to celebrate this month
- Martin Luther King Jr. Statues have popped up throughout the city, 9 to be exact. These were designed, by students, to honor Mr. King and have incorporated his famous quotes. You can find these at popular attractions such as the African American Museum, City Hall, Comcast Center Plaza, Kimmel Center & more. Check out the full scoop here.
- There are many ways to celebrate this month, so please be sure to head to Visit Philly for the full round-up of where and how to celebrate!