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Philly Gayborhood and LGBTQ History Walking Tour
Calling all LGBTQ travelers, gaggle of local gays and their friends alike! Get your facts straight and your history GAY on this specialty tour of Philadelphia’s iconic Gayborhood. Get under the skin of queer Philly. Discover the controversies, paradoxes, and hidden histories of the only formalized Gayborhood in the country. Let’s talk and spill all that historical tea hunny! Tour Includes: - The evolution of Pride: from protest to parade - Kiyoshi Kuromiya: Inventor, Architect, Activist - The nation's longest continuously-operating LGBT-focused bookstore - Barbara Gittings, LGBTQ Pioneer - Controversies of Racism in the Gayborhood - A tribute to Gloria Casarez Distance: 1 mile Other things to note If you have any questions or would like to request a private tour - feel free to reach out! We accommodate time requests, content requests and private parties.
In Depth Tarot Reading from an Oracle
For this experience, I will utilize the divinations of cartomancy and clairvoyance for your rooted message given to me by the divine. This healing session where I provide a tarot reading and Oracle Guidance on areas in your life you will like to receive confirmation and advice from! It is a very interactive experience and most of the time you’ll leave not only feeling “lighter” with a lot of information to consider but you’ll feel empowered and inspired! This is Great for Team Building, Groups and Teams! Please reach out to me to make a Team Bonding Experience for your groups :-)
Discovering Colonial Philadelphia
Every building has a story to tell, from the materials, technology, and styles favored when it was constructed, to the people who designed, built, lived and worked there. Events of historic proportion take place in and around buildings as well. Come with me on this journey to discover all the secrets each building on our tour is waiting to tell us. We will be walking through Old City, visiting the oldest continuously inhabited residential street in the United States, and seeing the same buildings the Founding Fathers worked and worshiped in. Whether your interest is architecture, American History, visiting the places where Ben Franklin and George Washington lived and worked, or humming a tune from the Hamilton play as we experience Philadelphia as the Capitol of the United States, this tour is for you! This tour is also great for groups, teams and team building! Other things to note Bring cameras as there is much to photograph. Snacks that you like are good to have, or there are plenty of stores along the way. A hat and comfortable shoes are also a good idea to wear.
Morals & Murals Hood Tour - All Inclusive
Enjoy beautiful Black murals, taste Philly snacks & get lost in the soundtrack of Philly through this storytelling journey with Chrissy, a native, photographer, community volunteer and introvert. Tour begins: LOVE Park Tour ends: City Hall (across the street from LOVE Park) On this all-inclusive "life of a local" style walking & public transportation tour, guests will enjoy stories ranging from untold Black history to the hot topics that shape everyday lives of Black humans. Guests will engage in thought-provoking discussions on growing up Black, ownership/wealth and challenging the narrative of what/where is the “hood”. And of course, guests can shop local businesses important to the culture for over 50 years. ​::SITES VISITED:: Local + Celebrity Murals Black Hollywood Walk of Fame Black Owned Stage Play Theater Oldest Black marketplace (subject to availability) Philly snacks and all-day bus pass is included! Great for families, individuals, schools, conferences & more. Max 10 guests so book fast to hold your spot...FREE CANCELLATION! BONUS #1- Get our digital travel guide- Ultimate Guide to Black Philadelphia (up to $25 value) - Shop, eat, and turn up at the best Black owned businesses around Center City. BONUS #2- Free Discovery call - let us assist you in planning your trip in 30 minutes or less. This offer is limited to 5 guests per month ($50 value). Book now!
South Philly Art Tour
There’s so much more to Philadelphia than American history - some of the most incredible public art is on display when you venture into South Philly! On this tour, you'll stroll the streets and alleys of the Bella Vista and Queen Village neighborhoods. Throughout this area, artists have (and continue to) make their mark with murals of all shapes, sizes, and themes, dazzling mosaics, and awesome 3D installations. You’ll notice the general creativity of the residents of these neighborhoods with brightly painted homes, eccentric and exciting stores and shops, and wild community gardens. Your guide will explain the history of each piece and how they blend together into a magical tapestry that drapes across the entire city. One of the main attractions on this tour is admission to the Philadelphia Magic Gardens - a trip into Wonderland. This incredible 3D art installation is the life's work of Isaiah Zagar - and where he still works regularly. Merging the profound with the ridiculous, the philosophical with the everyday, Zagar captures the imagination with his work - showing us how many men's trash can become our collective treasure. Once we arrive, you'll have as much time as you want to explore the space. When your official tour time is up, you're welcome to stay for longer, or venture out onto South Street for a different type of colorful experience.

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Things to do near Center City

Philly's favorite bars and secret spots
This experience captures a piece of the Philly culture and is lined up so that every stop is a hop and skip away from the next. With this tour we skip every line and pay no covers. It’s 4- 5 (dependent on group size) of our favorite bars with a secret bar or speakeasy along the tour; That even people that live in the city don’t know about. We will have a few drinks at each stop and makes some friends along the way. Look forward to having a great time with you. If you need a day outside of our calendar, message us and we can come up with an arrangement.
Philly's Favorite Foods Tour
You'll eat your way through Philadelphia's greatest foods on this filling tour! We'll start inside the iconic Reading Terminal Market, where Philly classics like fresh soft pretzels and scrapple can be paired with international tastes like Italian cannolis. You'll savor the one and only Philly cheesesteak - a local favorite that has inspired imitators around the world. Then, we'll head to trendy Sansom Street and discover Philly food innovations like creamy vegan shakes, locally-sourced mushroom pizza, and lick-the-bowl-clean New World hummus made from Old World recipes. You'll also get a chance to sip on Fair Trade coffee at a fast-growing local start-up; one of many examples of Philly's social consciousness and move towards environmental sustainability. If you want the best of Philly's foodie scene - this is the tour for you! If you would like to book this tour for a private group, please message us directly for more information.
Chef-Led Taste of the Italian Market Food Tour
Join us on a South Philly tasting journey, led by an Italian Market native chef who knows the neighborhood and everybody in it. Explore Philadelphia's Italian Market rich culture and history. Discover the stories behind the Market's iconic landmarks, and gain a deeper understanding of the traditions that have shaped this vibrant neighborhood. Sip, shop and stroll. Prepare to eat like a local as we walk through Philadelphia's bustling Italian Market and Puebladelphia sections. Shop like a chef with Michelin Mentioned tour guide, Chef Jacquie. Our guests receive exclusive discounts in shops. Bring a shopping bag or cooler, if you plan on making purchases. Reusable shopping bags for sale, ask your tour guide Wear comfortable shoes.
Philly Gayborhood and LGBTQ History Walking Tour
Calling all LGBTQ travelers, gaggle of local gays and their friends alike! Get your facts straight and your history GAY on this specialty tour of Philadelphia’s iconic Gayborhood. Get under the skin of queer Philly. Discover the controversies, paradoxes, and hidden histories of the only formalized Gayborhood in the country. Let’s talk and spill all that historical tea hunny! Tour Includes: - The evolution of Pride: from protest to parade - Kiyoshi Kuromiya: Inventor, Architect, Activist - The nation's longest continuously-operating LGBT-focused bookstore - Barbara Gittings, LGBTQ Pioneer - Controversies of Racism in the Gayborhood - A tribute to Gloria Casarez Distance: 1 mile Other things to note If you have any questions or would like to request a private tour - feel free to reach out! We accommodate time requests, content requests and private parties.
Philadelphia History, Highlights, & Revolution Tour
On this tour, we’ll explore Independence National Historical Park and the Old City neighborhood to see a plethora of historical landmarks! Along the way, your guide will keep you posted on the history of these sites and fill you in on all kinds of useful info for your visit to Philly. After circling Independence Hall, we’ll make our way through other areas of the park. You’ll learn about the history of the Liberty Bell and how it has been used over the years. We’ll see Carpenters Hall, where the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania was founded. Next, we’ll head to the Museum of American Revolution, which offers an incredible look at the stories, artifacts, and people that shaped the American Revolution. We’ll go inside to see a presentation of George Washington’s War Tent ( when your tour is over, you’ll be able to get a discounted ticket to see the rest of the museum). As we walk through Old City, we’ll also pass by some favorite sites outside Independence Park, such as Elfreth’s Alley (the oldest continuously-occupied residential street in the entire US), showcasing incredible architecture dating back to the early 1700s, the Betsy Ross House, named after a famous seamstress and flag maker who is said to have sewn the first ever American flag, Benjamin Franklin’s Grave (bring a penny to toss!), and the outdoor President’s House Landmark where Washington and Adams lived.

Things to do near South Philadelphia

Italian Market Food Tour
On this tour, we'll explore the country’s oldest and largest everyday open-air market - the 9th Street Italian Market - for some authentic, Philly foodie action. We’ll stroll through vibrant fruit stalls (with unbelievable prices!), past the fragrant bakeries, into various shops and unique stores, and peeking down hidden alleys covered in fantastical street art. You’ll get the chance to meet some store owners and hear their personal stories of food, history, and community. With a local guide leading the way, you’ll have an expert and an Italian Market-lover right there with you and they’ll make sure to tell you the not-so-common stories of one of the most colorful neighborhoods in Philadelphia. Of course, you’ll be sampling plenty of delicious food on this food tour! Throughout the tour, we’ll try several different dishes, including cannoli, tomato pie, and tacos! Your guide will also introduce you to other Italian Market staples and immigrant-inspired fare, savoring the flavors of the market as you make your way down this iconic street. This market has survived the passing decades by welcoming vendors from around the world and, today, remains a popular destination for tourists and locals alike - and you’ll definitely understand why by the end of our time together. So, come explore one of the most unique, thriving, and diverse areas of the City of Brotherly Love with us!
South Philly Art Tour
There’s so much more to Philadelphia than American history - some of the most incredible public art is on display when you venture into South Philly! On this tour, you'll stroll the streets and alleys of the Bella Vista and Queen Village neighborhoods. Throughout this area, artists have (and continue to) make their mark with murals of all shapes, sizes, and themes, dazzling mosaics, and awesome 3D installations. You’ll notice the general creativity of the residents of these neighborhoods with brightly painted homes, eccentric and exciting stores and shops, and wild community gardens. Your guide will explain the history of each piece and how they blend together into a magical tapestry that drapes across the entire city. One of the main attractions on this tour is admission to the Philadelphia Magic Gardens - a trip into Wonderland. This incredible 3D art installation is the life's work of Isaiah Zagar - and where he still works regularly. Merging the profound with the ridiculous, the philosophical with the everyday, Zagar captures the imagination with his work - showing us how many men's trash can become our collective treasure. Once we arrive, you'll have as much time as you want to explore the space. When your official tour time is up, you're welcome to stay for longer, or venture out onto South Street for a different type of colorful experience.
Philly Delicious Donut Adventure by Underground Donut Tour
On this tour, you'll join me as we explore the city and food culture through the medium of donuts. You'll learn history of Philadelphia, each donut location, how they fit into the larger food scene, as well as try some amazing donuts. We start from Federal Donuts on South and 6th Street where we'll try some hot and fresh donuts along with their seasonal flavors. We'll then move on to Dotties Donuts where we try the vegan donuts you'll have no idea are even vegan. Next we'll stop by Sweet Charlies for a sweet surprise you won't believe. And lastly, we end at Reading Terminal Market to try Beilers - some of the best classic donuts around. Throughout the tour, we'll sprinkle in history, humor and fun facts regarding Philadelphia. Please come hungry. On Sunday's we take a slightly different route, but pretty close to the one listed above. Other things to note We cannot accommodate gluten free or vegan diets, YET!
The Black Journey- Philadelphia Black History Walking Tour
The tour will commence at the Independence Visitor's Center with an introduction to the topic of Black History during the colonial period. You will hear about the role that Black Americans played in the founding of the nation. The group will continue to the President’s House and hear about the 9 enslaved people who were held there. The group will hear about Martha Washington's handmaid who ran away to escape slavery. At the next stop you will see where The Fugitive Slave Act 1793 was passed. The next stop is Congo Square where people of African descent held celebrations. It is also a potter's field where free and enslaved Africans are still buried to this day. The next stop is Mother Bethel AME Church. There is where the African Methodist Episcopal Church was established and is the oldest piece of real estate owned by people of African descent in the United States. You will hear about the liberation of a woman whose owner attempted to abduct her back into slavery and the trial of her rescuers. You will also see the traditional sites of Independence Hall, liberty bell, Congress Hall, and much more Other things to note Masks are required. We will be walking approximately 1.5 miles for the tour on uneven and cobblestoned surfaces. Please wear comfortable and sturdy footwear. We will continue the tour during light rain.
Philly-Famous Mosaic Mural Photo Tour
We will do a Photo Tour of Philly's famous mosaic murals! Rich in history and super funky, these mosaics are a symbol of the city and are scattered both within and without of Philadelphia's Magic Garden. I will be showing you the art that is outside of the Magic Garden and will be taking you on a tour of the many streets, parks, and alleys that have also been beautifully decorated with Isaiah Zagar's artwork. They make the perfect backdrop for a photograph and are a great glimpse into the everyday beauty of Philly. You will be sure to have tons of Instagrammable photos and an experience that will make all of your friend's and family want to visit Philadelphia too! Other things to note We will be meeting near Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens. We will not be entering or paying admission, but rather exploring the streets nearby that feature the same beautiful mosaics and murals! It is a chance to let out your inner top model or capture beautiful moments with family and friends!

Things to do near Fishtown

In Depth Tarot Reading from an Oracle
For this experience, I will utilize the divinations of cartomancy and clairvoyance for your rooted message given to me by the divine. This healing session where I provide a tarot reading and Oracle Guidance on areas in your life you will like to receive confirmation and advice from! It is a very interactive experience and most of the time you’ll leave not only feeling “lighter” with a lot of information to consider but you’ll feel empowered and inspired! This is Great for Team Building, Groups and Teams! Please reach out to me to make a Team Bonding Experience for your groups :-)
Discovering Colonial Philadelphia
Every building has a story to tell, from the materials, technology, and styles favored when it was constructed, to the people who designed, built, lived and worked there. Events of historic proportion take place in and around buildings as well. Come with me on this journey to discover all the secrets each building on our tour is waiting to tell us. We will be walking through Old City, visiting the oldest continuously inhabited residential street in the United States, and seeing the same buildings the Founding Fathers worked and worshiped in. Whether your interest is architecture, American History, visiting the places where Ben Franklin and George Washington lived and worked, or humming a tune from the Hamilton play as we experience Philadelphia as the Capitol of the United States, this tour is for you! This tour is also great for groups, teams and team building! Other things to note Bring cameras as there is much to photograph. Snacks that you like are good to have, or there are plenty of stores along the way. A hat and comfortable shoes are also a good idea to wear.
Exploring Philly's Gilded Age to now!
Let's explore together Philadelphia's Gilded Age to now. Beginning at Reading Terminal, we will wind our way west on Market Street past the PSFS Building, Wanamaker's, and the Market Street National Bank. Passing the Masonic Temple we head through City Hall down Market Street past Girard Trust, the Union League, the Academy of Music and many more buildings. Heading up 15th street, we will see Renaissance palazzos and Art Deco structures. We end at Frank Furness' masterpiece, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Join me for a fun filled tour in the heart of Philadelphia. Other things to note Bring cameras as there is much to photograph. Snacks that you like are good to have, or there are plenty of stores along the way. A hat and comfortable shoes are also a good idea to wear.
Enjoy Philadelphia with Private Chef Gabriel
Enjoy your very own private chef experience at your place! Take advantage of our group discounts! ★ 10% OFF — groups from 4 to 5 guests ★ 15% OFF — groups of +6 guests Learn the secrets hidden within each dish, and enjoy a delicious multi-course meal. Get ready to discover the taste of Philadelphia without leaving your own dining room! I will arrive 90 minutes before your preferred dining time in order to begin working my magic. I won't arrive empty-handed! No-no, I will show up at your doorstep equipped with every ingredient needed in order to prepare your meal. Feel free to put your apron on and cook some of the dishes with me! I am eager to share with you the secrets behind my recipes and Philadelphia local hidden treasures. Not in the mood? Well then lay down, relax, enjoy a few appetizers and allow me and my team to take care of you. Eat, share, drink, laugh, and explore Philadelphia dining scene from your own table. Oh and don’t worry about tidying up, everything will be left spotless for you to continue to enjoy! To have a closer look at my menus, check the "What's included" section below!
Morals & Murals Hood Tour - All Inclusive
Enjoy beautiful Black murals, taste Philly snacks & get lost in the soundtrack of Philly through this storytelling journey with Chrissy, a native, photographer, community volunteer and introvert. Tour begins: LOVE Park Tour ends: City Hall (across the street from LOVE Park) On this all-inclusive "life of a local" style walking & public transportation tour, guests will enjoy stories ranging from untold Black history to the hot topics that shape everyday lives of Black humans. Guests will engage in thought-provoking discussions on growing up Black, ownership/wealth and challenging the narrative of what/where is the “hood”. And of course, guests can shop local businesses important to the culture for over 50 years. ​::SITES VISITED:: Local + Celebrity Murals Black Hollywood Walk of Fame Black Owned Stage Play Theater Oldest Black marketplace (subject to availability) Philly snacks and all-day bus pass is included! Great for families, individuals, schools, conferences & more. Max 10 guests so book fast to hold your spot...FREE CANCELLATION! BONUS #1- Get our digital travel guide- Ultimate Guide to Black Philadelphia (up to $25 value) - Shop, eat, and turn up at the best Black owned businesses around Center City. BONUS #2- Free Discovery call - let us assist you in planning your trip in 30 minutes or less. This offer is limited to 5 guests per month ($50 value). Book now!

All activities near Philadelphia

Philly's favorite bars and secret spots
This experience captures a piece of the Philly culture and is lined up so that every stop is a hop and skip away from the next. With this tour we skip every line and pay no covers. It’s 4- 5 (dependent on group size) of our favorite bars with a secret bar or speakeasy along the tour; That even people that live in the city don’t know about. We will have a few drinks at each stop and makes some friends along the way. Look forward to having a great time with you. If you need a day outside of our calendar, message us and we can come up with an arrangement.
Philly's Favorite Foods Tour
You'll eat your way through Philadelphia's greatest foods on this filling tour! We'll start inside the iconic Reading Terminal Market, where Philly classics like fresh soft pretzels and scrapple can be paired with international tastes like Italian cannolis. You'll savor the one and only Philly cheesesteak - a local favorite that has inspired imitators around the world. Then, we'll head to trendy Sansom Street and discover Philly food innovations like creamy vegan shakes, locally-sourced mushroom pizza, and lick-the-bowl-clean New World hummus made from Old World recipes. You'll also get a chance to sip on Fair Trade coffee at a fast-growing local start-up; one of many examples of Philly's social consciousness and move towards environmental sustainability. If you want the best of Philly's foodie scene - this is the tour for you! If you would like to book this tour for a private group, please message us directly for more information.
Chef-Led Taste of the Italian Market Food Tour
Join us on a South Philly tasting journey, led by an Italian Market native chef who knows the neighborhood and everybody in it. Explore Philadelphia's Italian Market rich culture and history. Discover the stories behind the Market's iconic landmarks, and gain a deeper understanding of the traditions that have shaped this vibrant neighborhood. Sip, shop and stroll. Prepare to eat like a local as we walk through Philadelphia's bustling Italian Market and Puebladelphia sections. Shop like a chef with Michelin Mentioned tour guide, Chef Jacquie. Our guests receive exclusive discounts in shops. Bring a shopping bag or cooler, if you plan on making purchases. Reusable shopping bags for sale, ask your tour guide Wear comfortable shoes.
Philadelphia History, Highlights, & Revolution Tour
On this tour, we’ll explore Independence National Historical Park and the Old City neighborhood to see a plethora of historical landmarks! Along the way, your guide will keep you posted on the history of these sites and fill you in on all kinds of useful info for your visit to Philly. After circling Independence Hall, we’ll make our way through other areas of the park. You’ll learn about the history of the Liberty Bell and how it has been used over the years. We’ll see Carpenters Hall, where the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania was founded. Next, we’ll head to the Museum of American Revolution, which offers an incredible look at the stories, artifacts, and people that shaped the American Revolution. We’ll go inside to see a presentation of George Washington’s War Tent ( when your tour is over, you’ll be able to get a discounted ticket to see the rest of the museum). As we walk through Old City, we’ll also pass by some favorite sites outside Independence Park, such as Elfreth’s Alley (the oldest continuously-occupied residential street in the entire US), showcasing incredible architecture dating back to the early 1700s, the Betsy Ross House, named after a famous seamstress and flag maker who is said to have sewn the first ever American flag, Benjamin Franklin’s Grave (bring a penny to toss!), and the outdoor President’s House Landmark where Washington and Adams lived.
Philly Gayborhood and LGBTQ History Walking Tour
Calling all LGBTQ travelers, gaggle of local gays and their friends alike! Get your facts straight and your history GAY on this specialty tour of Philadelphia’s iconic Gayborhood. Get under the skin of queer Philly. Discover the controversies, paradoxes, and hidden histories of the only formalized Gayborhood in the country. Let’s talk and spill all that historical tea hunny! Tour Includes: - The evolution of Pride: from protest to parade - Kiyoshi Kuromiya: Inventor, Architect, Activist - The nation's longest continuously-operating LGBT-focused bookstore - Barbara Gittings, LGBTQ Pioneer - Controversies of Racism in the Gayborhood - A tribute to Gloria Casarez Distance: 1 mile Other things to note If you have any questions or would like to request a private tour - feel free to reach out! We accommodate time requests, content requests and private parties.
Learn to be a barista with a local coffee expert
I will welcome guests into an after-hours coffee shop. First, we will share our personal experience with coffee. We will take turns telling stories of the first time we had coffee, and what it means to us now. Then, we will learn about coffee! We will learn about different roasts, origins, and preparations. Each phase will include a tasting and discussion portion. Guests will leave with a new appreciation for coffee. They will know the basics to make/find their perfect cup!
Lavish heated Picnics
Look no further for a heated luxury Picnic Experience! Who says you can't picnic in the fall and winter?? We've got you covered!!! Treat yourself and/or loved ones to a uniquely posh picnic experience for up to 6 people. Enjoy a bottle of seasonal wine, a HOME COOKED MEAL, snacks and a dessert selection. I personally prep for each and every group. You will enjoy music and games (at your leisure) while enjoying the picnic. Lastly, before leaving I can discuss with you some local activities to enjoy here in the Princeton area (simply request, and I'll take care of you). Things to note: I only buy fresh and local products! Wear comfortable clothes and suitable shoes for walking in the grass. You will have PLENTY of food for consumption! PLEASE NOTE! WE OFFER A 10% price difference if you book outside of this platform. Message me with questions!
Badass Women's History Tour of Philadelphia
Come one, come all and join us on this unique tour of Philadelphia. Walk alongside the Badass women who formed this city of sisterly love. Uncover the incredible entrepreneurs, doctors, politicians, artists, and activists that have made the city what it is today. Come hear the untold stories you won’t get anywhere else.
In Depth Tarot Reading from an Oracle
For this experience, I will utilize the divinations of cartomancy and clairvoyance for your rooted message given to me by the divine. This healing session where I provide a tarot reading and Oracle Guidance on areas in your life you will like to receive confirmation and advice from! It is a very interactive experience and most of the time you’ll leave not only feeling “lighter” with a lot of information to consider but you’ll feel empowered and inspired! This is Great for Team Building, Groups and Teams! Please reach out to me to make a Team Bonding Experience for your groups :-)
Discovering Colonial Philadelphia
Every building has a story to tell, from the materials, technology, and styles favored when it was constructed, to the people who designed, built, lived and worked there. Events of historic proportion take place in and around buildings as well. Come with me on this journey to discover all the secrets each building on our tour is waiting to tell us. We will be walking through Old City, visiting the oldest continuously inhabited residential street in the United States, and seeing the same buildings the Founding Fathers worked and worshiped in. Whether your interest is architecture, American History, visiting the places where Ben Franklin and George Washington lived and worked, or humming a tune from the Hamilton play as we experience Philadelphia as the Capitol of the United States, this tour is for you! This tour is also great for groups, teams and team building! Other things to note Bring cameras as there is much to photograph. Snacks that you like are good to have, or there are plenty of stores along the way. A hat and comfortable shoes are also a good idea to wear.