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

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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…

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…

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…

Secretly Awesome Skyline Views – Part 2

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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

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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…