PHILLY TOUR BLOG

Street Name Change

10a25e3c-2757-48c5-a5b6-7344f175cc46_resized

What Street Am I On? Guide Post: Chris Kuncio If you have ever wondered why the streets in Center City Philadelphia are named after trees (i.e. Walnut, Chestnut, etc.), you can stop wondering. William Penn had a vision for a “greene Country Towne” with broad streets and only 5-6 houses on each block with orchards…

Shopping Small in Old City

Private Beyond the Cheesesteak Image 1

Shopping Small in Old City Getting ready for Thanksgiving can take a lot of work: menu planning, grocery shopping, cooking, decorating, eating, more eating, and then sleeping. Lots of sleeping. But we all know that Thanksgiving weekend is no longer just about eating and spending time with friends and family. It’s the official kickoff for…

Secretly Awesome Skyline Views – Part 2

Center City Holiday Tour Image 3

Secretly Awesome Skyline Views – Part 2   Get ready for more incredible Skyline Views! This week, we’ve got the hugely talented Mark Ayzenberg providing some truly amazing photography. He’s been the Featured Artist in the Philly Tour Hub gallery since June and we’re kind of obsessed with his work. Not only does he get the most…

Secretly Awesome Skyline Views – Part 1

Beyond the Cheesesteak Image 5

Secretly Awesome Skyline Views – Part 1 Our skyline here in Philadelphia is, in our humble opinion, pretty great. It’s not too big (thanks to the William Penn gentleman’s agreement), not too small, and is, for the most part, shiny and new! And since Philly is surrounded mostly by flat terrain, it’s pretty easy to…

Philadelphia by Bikeshare

Markets, Mosaics, and Magic Image 3

Philadelphia by Bikeshare Enjoying Spring in the City with Philly’s Indego Bikeshare Don’t get us wrong, we love guided tours (it’s kind of our thing). As experts in showing people around, we know that thebest Philly tours only whet your appetite to cover more ground and experience places you’ve seen in more depth. In situations like this, it’s…

Philadelphia Distilleries

Private Philly on Tap Image 1

A Distillery District Grows in the River Wards Philadelphia is already a well-established wonderland for craft beer nerds, with our hundreds of well-stocked neighborhood taverns, summer beer gardens, and annual Beer Week. Less publicized is our growing artisanal spirits scene, emerging right before our eyes in Fishtown and Kensington, two rapidly up-and-coming neighborhoods just over…

Our Guides Favorite Murals

Markets, Mosaics, and Magic Image 1

Guide Picks: Our Favorite Murals As April is beginning, we’re looking forward to many things: the reopening of several of Philly’s excellent beer gardens, generally warmer weather, the beginning of our Spring Festival Season, and especially, the one-year anniversary of our Mural Segway Tour. We’re so proud of the hard work our guides and staff have put…