You can sail to Philly but it’s a little faster to drive there when you only have two nights and it’s New Year’s Eve.
We’ve been to Philly a few time but this was our second New Year’s Eve trip. I think I see this becoming an annual thing. We love the city and our visits always go something like this:
Favorite B&B: Clinton Street Bed & Breakfast in the heart of the most fabulous walkable neighborhood in the city. Hello Kathy!
Every room has it’s own kitchen stocked with breakfast goodies so no need to dine with strangers. Instead, cook breakfast in your pajamas whenever you want. We always fill the fridge with picnic foods like cheeses, hummus, cured Italian meats, olives and fresh bread.
Walking Along South Street: Some would say South Street is a little seedy but we say ignore the tattoo parlors and adult boutiques in favor of vintage clothing shopping and people watching.
Best Margaritas: We always keep the bar stools warm for a few hours at Copabanana with pitchers of the best margaritas in the city. Who doesn’t love margaritas and Mexican food on New Year’s Eve.
If you start drinking your margaritas after lunch you can make it back to the B&B in time for dinner.
We prefer our South Street graffiti to be uplifting.
New Year’s Day Mummer’s Parade: Think Mardi Gras without the boobs then add thousands of men drinking beer and wearing dresses and you’ve got it.
Here’s a short 1 minute video of the music and the dancing cows.
There may be a few years in our future when we’re on a mooring ball for New Year’s Eve once we cut the lines and sail away for good but until that day comes, we’ll be in Philly to ring in the new year.
Sailing season may be on hold for a bit because of the weather but we’re planning something big between the end of winter and the beginning of spring. Think extended vacation, tropical breezes and singlehanded sailing because Charles has a lot more time off from the business factory than I do.
Happy New Year, fair winds and good sailing to you!