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. 

Philadelphians Are Too Cool For Their Schools

Philadelphians Are Too Cool For Their Schools

In an effort to debunk the myth that Philadelphia’s public schools aren’t very good, and to stop the flight of families moving to the suburbs, the Philly Home Girls are making an effort to tour many of the county’s public schools on behalf of our clients.  This week’s tour was in the Riverwards, more commonly known as Fishtown, Northern Liberties and South Kensington.

Enjoying Spring in Washington Square West

Spring is finally upon us and the Philly Home Girls are ready to get out and explore some of our favorite neighborhoods. One neighborhood we’re particularly excited about is Washington Square West. It’s got all the appeal of being in center city, but still feels like home with the welcoming neighbors and small tree lined streets. It’s a great neighborhood for someone who’s moving to Philadelphia for the first time or has lived here longer but is looking for a change. Washington Square West is really perfect for all.