Summer is the ultimate excuse to get outside with friends and family. Beer gardens are popping up everywhere and can be surprisingly versatile for after-work drinks with coworkers, catching up with friends or even enjoying dinner and a view with family.
Philadelphia has a growing alfresco dining scene with pop-up gardens all over the city. To compete with the growing trend, many restaurants renovated outdoor space and created an open-air venue with food trucks, string lights, television projections and more.
Memphis Taproom is a great beer garden in a converted, brick enclosure where guests sit at picnic tables under lights, flags and an open night sky with drinks.
Independence Beer Garden is a city favorite located on the South Independence Mall Lawn in Philadelphia. This venue offers an impressive 20,000-square-foot beer garden with a view of the Independence National Historic Park. With All-American food, décor and 40 beer taps to choose from, Independence Beer Garden will be a hot spot this summer.
La Peg is a great, contemporary, American-style dining venue located in Old City, inside the FringeArts building. This once high-pressure pumping station for the city’s fire hydrants during the turn of the century has been repurposed into a theater and dining space. The industrial style and incredibly high windows, ceilings and salvaged tanks, repurposed wood, original staircases, doors and maps decorating the dining room all contribute to what makes this space so unique and beautiful.
Head outside for the beautiful summer weather under the lights, or stay inside to beat the heat. Options abound.
Start your day in Brooklyn with breakfast at a cozy, hidden spot — The Little Sweet Cafe. The French-inspired eatery serves sweet and savory crêpes, along with a tantalizing and seemingly endless array of pastries. Top your breakfast off with either fresh coffee or a mimosa and grab the lone table next to the window to people watch. Your breakfast will be less than $15.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
Major metropolises like New York, San Francisco, Tokyo and London are notoriously expensive destinations for a vacation, but a few formerly pricey locations are suddenly more affordable to visit in 2019. According to data from travel search engine Hipmunk, here are the top five international cities that now cater to travelers of all budgets.
So you have a layover at Vancouver International Airport. If you only have a few hours, don’t head all the way into the city; stay in Richmond (where the airport happens to be located) and have a great layover. All you have to do is take the Canada Line from the airport, with service every few minutes, and it takes you straight to central Richmond.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.