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Locals Know: Philly’s Coolest Treats For The Summer

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

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

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

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 good reason. Their cannolis, cookies and minis are the stuff of legend, and you can easily lose yourself trying to figure out what to eat first. Have you ever tried a traditional tomato pie? This cheese-free delicacy traces its roots back to Sicily like most of the Market’s founders, but it is very much at home on a balmy May weekend in South Philly, and you will be too!   #2 The Sports Like baseball? Then you’ll love watching its South Philly cousin, half ball!…

Street Name Change

What Street Am I On? 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 and gardens in between…

Shopping Small in Old City

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

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

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

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

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

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…

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