Your Eagle chauffeur just picked you up from Philadelphia International, but you have nowhere to be today. The conference isn’t until tomorrow, you don’t feel like spending your night in a hotel room – you’ve done enough of that. Here are five things to do instead to make the most of your business trip to Philadelphia:
1. Eat at Lacroix
There’s a reason bad comedians make jokes about airline food: it’s an easy target. If you’re dissatisfied with what passed for a meal on your flight, ask your chauffeur to bring you to Lacroix at The Rittenhouse Hotel, where you can taste Chef Jon Cichon’s award-winning “progressive international cuisine”. The menu changes regularly, but we hope they have the Spanish octopus when you visit.
If you’re more in the mood for a cocktail, check out Bar 210, a quiet bar located inside of Lacroix. Enjoy Chef Cichon’s upscale take on pub food while you refresh yourself with a lemongrass sparkler or blackberry bourbon.
2. Unwind at a Casino
Open 24/7, SugarHouse Casino is an option no matter when you arrive in the city. The casino boasts 45,000 of gaming floor and a host of dining options, to accommodate all tastes. If you feel like getting some fresh air, SugarHouse’s property abuts the Delaware River.
Want to leave the city to do your gambling? Visit Parx or Harrah’s Chester, both of which are within minutes of Philadelphia. Parx offers an impressively large gaming space, and Harrah’s has a racetrack, where it hosts live horse racing.
3. History Buff? Visit Old City
Even if you’re not a history buff, Philadelphia’s Old City is the kind of detour you’ll want your chauffeur to take you on. Known as “America’s most historic square mile,” Old City is a concentrated burst of historic architecture, American landmarks, and breathtaking artwork. Let your chauffeur drive you around to see the sights, or get out and stretch your legs. Either way, you might be surprised by how beautiful the city can be.
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4. For the Cultured, Drop by Rittenhouse Square
New York City stands out in most minds as the East coast’s cultural epicenter, but that’s not fair to Philadelphia, which has its own vibrant arts and culture scene. Look no further than the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood, an arts enthusiast’s dream. Here you’ll find the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the Philadelphia Art Alliance, the Curtis Institute, and the Academy of Music, all within walking distance of one another.
Want to go shopping? Walk along Walnut and Chestnut streets, where high-end stores abound. Rittenhouse Square itself offers outdoor cafes and fine restaurants, not to mention an outdoor market on Tuesdays.
5. For Sophisticated Night Life, Go to G Lounge
In the mood for a more raucous pastime? Have your Eagle chauffeur take you to G Lounge, where the in-house concierge will help you make the most of your night. With European bottle service, private tables, and a VIP lounging area, G Lounge is the right mix of decadent frivolity and fine pleasure.
If you’re looking to sneak in a bit of fun on your business travel, these are all great options. Looking for something else? Ask your Eagle chauffeur; he’ll have some personal favorites and local hot spots to share.