We have lived in Central New Jersey for about two years. Our home is just 45 minutes from Philadelphia, a city rich with restaurants, museums, history and more. Yet, we hadn't properly explored this gem until recently.
Needing a well-rounded tour, we searched online for possibilities. We found "Free Tours by Foot Philadelphia."
Ummm, do I see the word free in there? On foot, too? Fantastic. That always is the most fun way to get around.
The program gets great reviews on TripAdvisor, so I knew we'd be in for some fun. Plus, we had almost nothing to lose because of the price. The idea is that you tip your guide what you think the tour was worth at the end.
We saw plenty of off-the-beaten path sights during our six miles and five-plus hours of wandering on a gorgeously sunny day in the City of Brotherly Love. Our guide, Jenn, led a group of 19 of us on the "Real Philadelphia" tour exploring historic cemeteries, churches and buildings as well as neighborhoods distinguished by their architecture, designs or planning by city engineers hundreds of years ago.
All that and much more!
Bottom line: In The Loop Travel gives its enthusiastic recommendation of the Free Tours by Foot program.
As always, thanks for reading.
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