February 19, 2016
Nothing screams "I'm getting my life together" like being up in time to watch the sun rise. Philly residents often associate a great sunrise with going down the Shore, but there are some really scenic spots to see it in the city. Here are five locations to trek to at the crack of dawn for a stunning view, plus where to get breakfast nearby when you're done.
Where it is: Along the Delaware River, near the corner of Delaware Avenue and Marlborough Street
What you'll see: The Delaware River, Camden, Ben Franklin Bridge
Breakfast afterward: Milkcrate Cafe, 400 E. Girard Ave.
Where it is: 2000 Belmont Mansion Drive, Fairmount Park
What you'll see: Philly skyline, Fairmount Park, maybe Will Smith
Breakfast afterward: June's Breakfast Restaurant, 6227 Lancaster Ave.
Where it is: The Art Museum (duh)
What you'll see: Philly skyline (a closer view than Belmont), morning commuters on the Ben Franklin Parkway, early-rising tourists
Rocky Run ... Beautiful sunrise over the River Delaware from Navy Yard in Philadelphia pic.twitter.com/DfPXb7zwc6— Peter Fisk (@GeniusWorks) October 19, 2015
Where it is: Admiral Peary Way, South Philly
What you'll see: South Jersey, joggers, an aura of change and development
Breakfast afterward: Penrose Diner, 2016 Penrose Ave.
Where it is: Up your fire escape, through your window, your friendly neighbor's awesome roof deck you wish you had
What you'll see: Kind of depends on where you live, huh?