Neighborhood Story: Society Hill Walking Tour

Neighborhood Story: Society Hill Walking Tour

Society Hill has a deep history of restoration and historical preservation. With the largest concentration of restored 18th-century architecture, this neighborhood begs for a walking tour. We have put together some of our favorite spots that will help you navigate the charm, history, and elegance of Society Hill.

The Power of Two: Graduate Hospital and Point Breeze

The Power of Two: Graduate Hospital and Point Breeze

While many know Graduate Hospital for its is proximity to Rittenhouse, it’s southern border neighbor, Point Breeze, it quickly becoming the place for new hot spots. When you blur these two neighborhood boundaries, you get one fantastic place to choose your own adventure.

Neighborhood Story: Pennsport Walking Tour

Neighborhood Story: Pennsport Walking Tour

Home to the original naval yard in the 1800s, Pennsport now boasts picnic-worthy green spaces, historical architecture, and some of our favorite food spots. We’ve put together some of our favorites to entertain you for an afternoon...or two. Be sure to come hungry!

Baddass Women of Philadelphia

Baddass Women of Philadelphia

Recently, Rebecca, co-founder of Beyond the Bell Tours, guided our whole team on the “Badass Women of Philadelphia” tour one hot day in July.  We learned about the many amazing women of Philadelphia, including doctors, activists and a slave that escaped the home of George Washington.

Navigating “Fishtown”: The Flat Iron

Navigating “Fishtown”: The Flat Iron

Naming and defining the different sections of the 19125 zip code is a controversial thing to do. The names, lines, and boundaries have shifted over time. As a rule of thumb, it’s ok to pick your own nick names and boundaries and go with what you believe.

Family Friendly Fishtown

Family Friendly Fishtown

While restaurants, cafes, retail shops, and wellness studios continue to plant roots in Fishtown, so have many new families. Here is our favorite fun, convenient, and useful spots for the little ones.

East Kensington Walking Tour

East Kensington Walking Tour

Our East Kensington walking tour packs in the shopping, drinking, eating, and entertainment. Pick a few favorites and choose your own adventure for the day. 

What's Happening Around Port Richmond and the Lehigh Viaduct

What's Happening Around Port Richmond and the Lehigh Viaduct

The Viaduct Rail Park is expected to break ground before the end of 2016.  It will provide a number of benefits to the Lehigh Viaduct and Port Richmond area.

The Elegance and Ease of Springfield Township

The Elegance and Ease of Springfield Township

Located on the southern end of Montgomery County bordering Philadelphia, Springfield Township encompasses the four villages of Wyndmoor, Erdenheim, Flourtown, and Oreland.  

Urban Leisure and Recreation in Fairmount

If you want beautiful green space for recreation and relaxation, Fairmount is known for its historical richness, cultural attractions, proximity to Center City, and… green space! Home to the famous Museum Row, a whole multitude of world-class institutions is mere footsteps away.  

Apples, Blues Music, and Crafts: Festival Celebrations in Manayunk

Apples, Blues Music, and Crafts: Festival Celebrations in Manayunk

Nestled along the banks of the Schuylkill River and the canal and tow path, Manayunk is an urban experience with small town charm. Named a National Historic District in 1983, Manayunk is located just minutes west of Center City Philadelphia, a short scenic drive out Kelly Drive or a quick train ride away. 

Philadelphians are Too Cool for Their Schools: Part Two

Philadelphians are Too Cool for Their Schools: Part Two

Philadelphia’s public schools are a topic of conversation everywhere. The Philly Home Girls are touring as many as possible on behalf of our clients.  This week’s tour was in South Philly, specifically the neighborhoods west of Broad including Graduate Hospital, Newbold, Point Breeze and Girard Estate.

Cuisine, Markets, and Festivals: Exploring Bella Vista

Cuisine, Markets, and Festivals: Exploring Bella Vista

Known for being the first Philly neighborhood settled by Italian immigrants, Bella Vista is one of the most diverse and exciting communities in Philadelphia. Bella Vista, which translates to ‘beautiful sight’, gets its namesake for its gorgeous view of the Center City Skyline. Its history dates to the colonial era, where protestant Italian immigrants from Sicily began to settle in the area, but it only grew into a thriving Italian hub in the late 1880s, where a vast amount of Italians traveled to the U.S.

Lofty Aspirations in Old City

Lofty Aspirations in Old City

Name the first three words that come to mind when you think of Old City Philly.  If one of those words was “historic”, color us surprised. Old City (or if you dig farther back – “olde city”) is well known for its cultural heritage and connections to the birth of America. As a landmark of America’s history, Old City proudly hosts numerous museums, parks, and theaters, including the Independence National Historical Park. In recent years, the neighborhood has gone through extensive renovations, combining its gorgeous antique-style architectural upbringing with more modern and sleek designs.

Portlandia Richmond

Portlandia Richmond

Port Richmond is a neighborhood steeped in rich history and comradery. During the industrial revolution in Philadelphia, it became a popular neighborhood with polish families. As a major naval port, many hard working people flocked here for steady work.