Don't miss Battle of the Broads in Philadelphia this January at the NHL Winter Classic!
Take a drive about three hours north of D.C. for an epic faceoff between the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers, where it'll be Broad Street versus Broadway.
The fifth annual NHL Winter Classic -- set for Jan. 2 -- will be played at Citizens Bank Park (Citizens Way and Pattison Avenue, Philadelphia, Penn.) this year, for a smackdown between two teams that have a feud going way back. The Flyers and Rangers have been division rivals since the mid-'70s but time hasn't cooled a rivalry between these two east coast powerhouse teams.
The baseball park will be transformed into an outdoor hockey arena with full sized rink and more than 61,000 square feet of decking.
If you plan on staying in Philly for a long weekend, go a few days early for the Winter Classic Alumni Game Dec. 31, featuring former hockey stars from Bob Clarke to Mike Gartner.
Planner are also setting up transforming Citizens Bank Way (between Phillies Drive and Pattison Avenue) into Spectator Plaza, an outdoor festival area with live music, hockey-themed activities (including a game where you can test your own shootout skills), raffles, good eats and merchandise to help you support your favorite NHL team.
And of course if you're in Philly, you can't miss out on the cheesesteak. Try Talk of the Town at (3020 S. Broad St.) near the ballpark, or classic South Philly joints Saloon, Chickies and Pete's or Mr. Martino's Trattoria.
The NHL Winter Classic is on Monday, Jan. 2 at 1 p.m. Tickets start at $80, but are
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Worth the Trip