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What Are Your Post-COVID-19 Travel Plans? Our Guides’ Top Picks Here

As tour guides, we too love to get out of our respective cities and travel. While many of us have been stuck at home with no tours to lead, we’re getting our guides from various Urban Adventures cities together (online, practicing much physical distancing) to pool each guide’s dream destination(s) once everything turns back to…

Iconic Philadelphia Sites in Cinema (& How to Tour Them Online or on Your Next Visit)

A lot of our guides are big film fanatics, and we love when iconic sites we see everyday in Philly appear on screen. We got together a list of some of our guides’ favorite movies that include top places for you to visit virtually or on your next trip to Philly. And we’ve skipped the…

Best Holiday Gift Picks from Urban Adventures Philadelphia

Whether you’re a local or just visiting us for a few days, you won’t have a problem finding a meaningful gift in the city. But we’ve narrowed that list down to our favorites, for that food lover in your family to that friend who needs more than something wrapped in gift paper. For Your Foodie

Let’s Talk Lenape – Native American Influences in Philadelphia

Ever since Europeans set foot in the Old World, the “thanksgiving” title has been given to many celebrations and commemorations: George Washington issued a day of thanksgiving in honor of the adoption of a new Constitution; President Madison proclaimed such a day to celebrate the end of the War of 1812; and well before then,…

Our Mini Guide Museums on the Run

Thanks to our amazing partners across the city, we recently launched our Museums on the Run driving tour, a tailor-made experience featuring a tour of the city plus the absolute essentials of Philadelphia’s most famous (and not-so-well-known) museums. But whether you’re on one of our tours or visiting the city to experience our incredible institutions…

Enjoy Fall in Philly, Indoor & Out

The weather in Philadelphia is unpredictable in October and November. One day it’s 80 degrees, slightly humid and sunny, and the next day it’s a high of 47, slightly drizzling with a Seattle sky. But we’re a city prepared (except sometimes with the snowplow in January), and you absolutely won’t miss out whether it’s too…

Walking with the Dead – Philly’s Finest Cemeteries

Our blogs are written by our actual, real-life tour guides. This post is brought to you by our living guide and funnyman Owen.   My job is to make honest human connections between us Philadelphians and our guests. Common themes dominate like food and music, but there is one connection we all uncomfortably share…an expiration. …

Being Vegan (or Vegetarian) in…Philadelphia

Our local guide Stephanie lets you in on some of Philly’s most surprising vegan cuisine options for those of the veggie persuasion as well the budding urban adventurist.  Whether you’re enjoying takeout, making a meal at your Airbnb, eating on the fly, or dining out, there are plenty of options for the plant-based eater in…

City of Extraordinary Fringe

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 your first few steps in the City of Brotherly Love, grab a cheesesteak, and wander around Old City, spotting…

Locals Know: Visiting Philly’s Famous Water Works

  *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! There are several venues that host different types of drag shows on various nights. Some queens lip sync, some sing live, and some host bingo! There’s a little something for everyone.  When going to a drag show for the first time, though, make sure to follow a few simple rules to ensure you have the best experience possible! 1 – Come To Have FUN!  Going to a drag show for the first time can be intimidating. We’ve all seen RuPaul’s Drag Race at least once…

Locals Know: Finding More Than Books at the Free Library of Philadelphia

Locals Know: Finding More Than Books at the Free Library of Philadelphia *Our blogs are written by our actual, real tour guides. This post is brought to you by our guide and history-buff Dick.* Philadelphia is full of hidden places to go exploring, but one of the best spots to visit might be the Free…

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