Varga Bar

< ![CDATA[10th and Spruce Sts.
215/627- 5200
The latest from the folks who brought you Valanni and Mercato, Varga Bar features a great selection of beer, wines and liquors, lunch, dinner and a late-night menu.]]>

KenShin Diner

< ![CDATA[301 Spring Garden St.
Open Mon-Thur 10:30am-10pm, Fri and Sat 10:30am-11pm All major credit cards accepted.
Kenshin Diner offers a delicious celebration of the five major East Asian cuisines—Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese and Thai—in a casually modern space right in the heart of Philly’s fastest-growing area, Northern Liberties. Kenshin specialties include Kani Salad, Grilled Chicken Mandarin Salad, “TNT” Roll, Dragon Roll, Shrimp Pad Thai, Kenshin Chicken, Bento Box and many more. They also offer varieties of appetizers such as Salt Baked Calamari and more, ranging from $4 to $8. Main entrees are from $8-$12 ( a bargain for such big servings !) BYOB too !]]>

76 Carriage Company

This tour is available year-round. Starlit evening carriage tours can be arranged by reservation. Courtesy shuttle pickup at area hotels begins at 10am. There are short (20 minutes), medium (30 minute) and long (60 minute) tours available. When on the street be sure to look for the “76 Carriage Co” on the carriage before you board! Horse care is our number 1 priority. We have 30 years experience in the horse and carriage business in Philadelphia, come let us show you the city the Old Fashioned way!
Visitors can experience a great Philadelphia tradition and take a fully narrated tour of the Historic District and neighborhoods in a horse-drawn carriage.

Ride The Ducks

Fun Philadelphia tours always include an exciting ride on one of our amazing land and water duck vehicles. Ride through the historic streets of Old City Philadelphia and down the “hippest street in town” —South Street. Splashdown and cruise the Delaware River. Laugh and learn aboard this 70-minute city adventure. Great for groups and individuals!

Philadelphia Open House Tours

April-June. Philadelphia Open House is also offering family-oriented programs. Reservations are required. Tickets range from $10-$85. Call for more information or to request a brochure. Reservations are required.
The Friends of Independence Park are celebrating their 28th Annual Philadelphia Open House Tours which offers over 30 tours and programs that provide exclusive glimpses into private homes, gardens and special places that feature the finest in horticulture, art, architecture, and history. These unique tours include Society Hill, Colonial New Castle, DE, and Philadelphia’s hottest and most exclusive neighborhoods.

Philadelphia Trolley Works

Philadelphia Trolley Works

citypassCourtesy shuttle pickup at area hotels begins at 9:30am. The trolley takes you on a memorable trek through Philadelphia’s historic past! Call 215-389-TOUR for more information or to take advantage of our free courtesy shuttle!
CityPassPhiladelphia’s longest operating tour company, serving Philly for 30 years! This is the best way to get to know Philadelphia and all of its history, shopping, culture, and attractions. Visitors will enjoy a 90-minute narrated tour with all-day on/off privilege.

Architecture Walks

The Foundation’s tour program interprets through its public tours and annual lecture series the past, present and future of the Philadelphia region as it is expressed through architecture, urban design, and social history. Call for more information.

Free Library of Philadelphia

1901 Vine St.. 215/686-5322.
Once upon a time, people gathered information into bits of paper, and then stored these bits of paper in buildings known and libraries. Things have gotten a bit vague since then, but libraries are coming back in a big way, as architects and librarians meet the new possibilities. The central library branch of the Philadelphia system is a magnificent example of a classic 19th century building moving into the 21st. Among the computers and the book stacks you can find odd items such as the raven, once the pet of Charles Dickens’ little girls, that has been stuffed and mounted. Legend has it that a book critic hated Dickens so much he wrote a poem about the raven. History does not record what Mr. Dickens thought of Mr. Poe’s efforts.
There is a regular schedule of lectures, films, music, Children and Adult workshops, and Author Events.

American Trolley Tour

Journey back to the birthplace of our nation, as American Trolley Tours takes you through the colonial-era streets of Old Philadelphia. Free Center City hotel pick-ups. AAA Discount.

Philly Cheesesteak Tour

< ![CDATA[So you've heard all about the "Philly Cheesesteak" and you want to find out what all the fuss is about? Well this is the tour for you!! Let's settle the debate once and for all! You can vote to decide for yourself who you think should hold the crown for Best Philly Cheesesteak. Why taste just 1 one of the most sought-after Philly staples? Why not sample 5 different Cheesesteaks from the most popular cheesesteak restaurants in the city, including a vegan option. Taste what Philadelphia has to offer, all while exploring the city in a fun atmosphere. Food, fun and sightseeing all in one.]]>