PHILLY TOUR BLOG

City of Extraordinary Fringe

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Our blogs are written by our actual, real tour guides. This month, prepare to get weird in the wonderful world of theatre with our history guide Nate (Uumbal in Mexico City, 2015 credited FringeArts) You take…

Locals Know: Visiting Philly’s Famous Water Works

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  *Our blogs are written by our actual, real tour guides. This post is brought to you by our history and city guide Rick. Note: The Fairmount Water Works is a featured destination in Philadelphia Urban Adventures’ new Sustainability Tours!   Philadelphia is a great city for visitors. Our 42 million visitors per year have dozens…

A How To Guide: Philly Drag Shows

A How To: Philly Drag Shows Going to new cities means experiencing new things! Philadelphia in particular has a thriving Gayborhood (yup, that’s the official government name for this area) with tons of great food, drink, and fun. One of the best activities for a night in the Gayborhood is going to a drag show!…

Locals Know: Philly’s Coolest Treats For The Summer

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Locals Know: Philly’s Coolest Treats For The Summer *Our blogs are written by our actual, real tour guides. This month, we’ll arm you with what you need to stay cool in the hot Philly streets with some incredible frozen treats, brought to you by our guide and local foodie Ariel.* The simple delights of summer…

Celebrating Juneteenth in Philly

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Celebrating Juneteenth in Philly Philadelphia is always a popular destination in July, but what about June? Coming to Philadelphia early is a great way to experience Juneteenth. Started as a way to celebrate the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in Texas on June 19th, 1865, Juneteenth today honors African American culture and the centuries-long fight…

4 Great Philly Beer Gardens

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Four Great Philly Beer Gardens Philadelphia has a great craft beer scene. With new microbreweries, trends in beer, and special events, there’s always something exciting. Once popular in the 19th century, the return of Beer Gardens has given visitors a great casual and inexpensive way to take in some neighborhood vibes. Here’s a list of…

5 Reasons to go the Italian Market Festival

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5 Reasons to go the Italian Market Festival   #1 The Food If you derive any pleasure from eating food like most of us do, then the Italian Market is for you. Are you looking for pastries fit for a king (or a Pope)? Isgro’s Bakery is a perennial favorite at the Festival, and for…

Street Name Change

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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

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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…