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Philadelphia: Segway Adventure Tour

1. Philadelphia: Segway Adventure Tour

Take a Segway tour of Philadelphia to see the main city sights and get an informative commentary on the history of the city at the forefront of the American Revolution and Declaration of Independence. Your guide will give you a 30-minute training session before you set off on the self-balancing vehicles. Then, traveling in groups of up to 6 people, head down to Penn's Landing for views across to New Jersey and the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. Glide through the Historic District, passing Elfreth's Alley and the Betsy Ross House. Admire Independence Hall en route to Society Hill, where you can marvel at the stately homes while catching the aroma of fresh coffee at quaint cafés. Pass over Avenue of the Arts to Rittenhouse Square, before winding through the Fitler Square neighborhood to Schuylkill River. The scenery changes here, as you work your way along the paths of the Schuylkill Banks, joined by runners and bikers en route to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Admire the statue of Rocky Balboa at the bottom of the famous steps he ran up in the 1976 blockbuster movie, before moving on to Benjamin Franklin Parkway to see Rodin’s “Thinker” statue in the outdoor sculpture garden.  Take back streets that will lead you to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, from where you can loop through Chinatown and the end of your tour.

Philadelphia: Revolutionary Walk Through Historic Old City

2. Philadelphia: Revolutionary Walk Through Historic Old City

Start your journey through the Philadelphia Old City district at the Betsy Ross house, where the United States flag is said to have been first created. Learn more about America's Founding Fathers on a comprehensive tour led by an enthusiastic local guide. Make your way to all of the top attractions in Philadelphia. See Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and the Consitution of the United States were debated and adopted. Visit the Liberty Bell, an iconic symbol of American independence. Explore other notable locations which hold significance in America´s history including Elfreth's Alley, Christ Church, the B. Free Franklin Post Office, and Carpenter's Hall.

Philadelphia: Official Sesame Place Entry Ticket

3. Philadelphia: Official Sesame Place Entry Ticket

Enjoy access to all of the Sesame Place rides with an official entrance ticket. Spend a day or 2 with your family at the only theme park in the U.S. dedicated to the award-winning television show Sesame Street. Ride attractions, enjoy live entertainment and take photos with your favorite characters. Show your ticket at the entrance and head into the park to start having fun with your kids. Explore the Sesame Street Neighborhood, take in 3 live shows, and attend the daily parade to see all your favorite Sesame Street friends. When you get hungry, visit one of the many on-site restaurants. Ride 15 attractions (3 of which are seasonal). Reach for the sky on Elmo's Cloud Chaser, fly through the air on the Flyin' Fish, and feel the wind in your hair on the Vapor Trail coaster. Get wet on the park's 9 water attractions, including Big Bird's Rambling River and Elmo's Silly Splashy Slides. Choose between a 1-day ticket or visit Seasame Place for 2 days within 60 days and enjoy a meal included in the 2-day ticket option. A Very Furry Christmas A Very Furry Christmas Celebration at Sesame Place® is a festive, family-friendly celebration with everyone’s favorite Sesame Street® friends. The park is transformed into a one-of-a-kind Christmas wonderland with millions of twinkling lights and festive decorations all around. At the center of our 1-2-3 Christmas Tree show, is a 30-foot fully-illuminated pixel-based tree, that will project festive animated images while guests can dance along to a festive holiday soundtrack – all making for the ultimate light show experience! Take a photo with Santa, visit the ALL-NEW Christmas Family Fun Zone, and so much more!

Philadelphia Ghost Tour by Candlelight

4. Philadelphia Ghost Tour by Candlelight

Join an entertaining evening tour of Philadelphia on a ghostly walking tour by candlelight. You will see Philadelphia's historic districts, including Independence National Park, Old City, and Society Hill in a completely new light! A costumed tour guide will lead you off the beaten path and spin tales of the rich and famous, and of heroes and villains from America's colonial era. You will hear tales of the well-known, like William Penn, Ben Franklin, Benedict Arnold and Mad Anthony Wayne, and tales of the unknown, such as the spectral Quakeress of Washington Square and the ghost of Old Pine Street Cemetery. The tour departs from Signers Garden at 5th and Chestnut Streets, lasts approximately 90 minutes, is appropriate for all ages, and is ideal for anyone with the inclination to hear Philadelphia's dead brought back to life! The Ghost Tour of Philadelphia has offered tours since 1995 and continues to be one of the city's most popular night-time attractions. It was recently named one of the top 15 "must see" attractions in the country by Budget Travel Magazine.

Philadelphia: Half-Day Private Rocky Movie Locations Tour

5. Philadelphia: Half-Day Private Rocky Movie Locations Tour

Join this exciting 4-hour “Rocky” movie locations tour of Philadelphia for a fresh look at the “City of Brotherly Love.” The private tour can start and end at any location in the city center, and includes transfers by chauffeur driven vehicle. See sites from 4 of the 6 “Rocky” movies, including the first, and the last, “Rocky Balboa.” Go to the pet store where Adrian Pennino worked, and the gym where Rocky worked out. Visit Rocky’s apartment building, and take a quick jog in the Italian Market where Rocky’s morning runs were filmed. Pick up a Philly Cheese Steak before you leave. A highlight will be the famous “Rocky” steps in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where you will also find the giant bronze statue of Rocky himself! There are many street scenes that you will immediately recognize, and you can spar with your guide about movie quotes and characters along the way.

Philly Cheesesteak Tour and Tastings by Segway

6. Philly Cheesesteak Tour and Tastings by Segway

Enjoy tastes of 5 different Philly cheesesteaks as you tour South Philly by Segway, stopping at the best cheesesteak establishments on your route. Meet your entertaining guide and begin your tour with a 30-minute orientation session. Once you feel comfortable riding your self-balancing electric Segway, you’ll weave through the streets of South Philly on a 5-mile loop. Glide along the neighborhood’s streets, passing the Italian Market, South Street, and Society Hill – all without breaking a sweat. As you enjoy these scrumptious tastings of the sandwich that made the city famous, you’ll understand why there’s nothing quite like a crusty roll filled with thinly sliced sautéed beef and melted cheese. You’ll sample 5 different cheesesteaks and decide which is your favorite. Gobble up a quarter of a sandwich at each vendor, from your classic hole-in-the-wall restaurant to the take-out window. Enjoy the flavors and textures of ribeye beef and melted cheese, dripping with toppings such as sautéed mushrooms, ketchup, and hot or sweet peppers. Your guide will make sure you order the traditional Philly cheesesteak, known locally as a Whiz Wit, topped with processed cheese spread and fried onions! This small-group Segway tour is limited to 8 people, ensuring personalized attention from your guide.

Erie: Sunset Sail Tour

7. Erie: Sunset Sail Tour

Truly live in the moment as you watch the sunlight dance across the waves, feel the warm summer breeze against your face, and experience what is often one of the most spectacular sunsets on Earth. Cruise around Lake Erie, enjoying local charcuterie and drinks and taking in the twilight city skyline. Pick your option between a 2-hour and 4-hour private experience, and push off into Lake Erie. As you sail, enjoy the summer breeze and taste local charcuterie and drinks. On the way back to the port, admire the enchanting view of the twilight skyline and have some great conversation in a beautiful environment. For those wanting to meet other people on their vacations, try the shorter, shared, public sail. Opt for the longer private sail and begin your cruise in the afternoon, sailing through the sunset and into twilight with your exclusive group.

Philadelphia: 2-Hour Mural Tour by Segway

8. Philadelphia: 2-Hour Mural Tour by Segway

Discover the inspiring artistry of Philadelphia's Mural Arts Program in a whole new way! See the Northern Liberties, Chinatown and Center City neighborhoods, and marvel at more than 2 unique murals that show the beauty and individuality of Philly, its culture, diversity and its residents.   After a comprehensive training on board your new transportation device, your guide will introduce you to the history of murals in the city, and how they are created.   He or she will explain each mural on your journey and talk about the methods of affixing these great works of art to the walls, as well as some background on each mural, and the artist that put it there.  Your ride will be a perfect balance or art and the pleasure of the ride itself.

Erie: Learning Charter Tour

9. Erie: Learning Charter Tour

Learn the basics of sailing, with a private sailing lesson for up to five people. Find out how sailboats really work and discover techniques for beginners and experienced sailors. Take in sights of Presque Isle Bay as you get your sea legs, and enjoy the stunning views. Meet your Captain and start your adventure with a focus on the foundations of sailing. Tie the knots, learn terminologies, understand how a sailboat works, hoist and trim sails, and even sail the boat if you feel comfortable. Bond with your friends as you learn or refine a new skill, and feel the breeze on your face. Park in the parking ramp adjacent to the Bayfront Sheraton hotel. Walk down the stairs next to the wooden ticket shack located on State Street, towards the water, and wait at the first gate for your Captain to greet you at the time of your scheduled adventure.

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What people are saying about Pennsylvania

We had Owen for our Rocky tour and he was great! We talked about our connections to the movie, what it meant to all of us and shared plenty of laughs. Not only did he show us all the great spots from the movie, but he went into detail and gave us fun facts along the way. Would definitely recommend!

This was really fun. The stories were entertaining and "frightening" Fred was very informative. We had a small group so it was very personable and very enjoyable. It was my first time in the city, and I loved the tour that went along with it.

Jay was a wonderful guide. He was very informative and very patient. My mother was in a wheel hair and he helped me get her thru the cobblestones streets. I highly recommend him!!

Our tour guide, Jay, was terrific. He made history interesting and he knew his stuff. The pace wasn't too rushed and there was plenty of time for questions.

Very knowledgeable guide with pertinent information about the the city. He’s made it fun!