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Philadelphia: Buffet Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner Cruise

1. Philadelphia: Buffet Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner Cruise

See the sights of the city from onboard the Spirit of Philadelphia during a brunch, lunch, or dinner cruise on the Delaware River. Enjoy an attended buffet dining experience as you sail through the city and delight in panoramic views of the skyline. Board your vessel at Penn's Landing and receive a personal greeting. Have your photo taken by the ship's photographer to capture the memory before being seated at your private table. Once there, gorge on your brunch, lunch, or dinner buffet which includes an array of dishes and delicacies. Choose from organic mixed field greens salad, organic spinach and kale salad, green bean salad, bean and chickpea salad, red beetroot salad, and more. At the veggie station, opt for roasted broccoli florets, creamed corn and cheddar cheese casserole, baked ziti pasta, and tasty mashed potatoes. For your entree, dine on oven-baked Atlantic flounder fillet, honey and sesame chicken, or Italian beef meatballs. If you’ve still got room for dessert, tuck into some seasonal fruit, fluffy raspberry mousse, lemon pound cake, coconut vanilla cake, and carrot cake. After your meal, sip your cocktail on the spacious outdoor deck as you glide along the river for optimal views of the city. Enjoy music with a live Dj set and take in the sights, including Naval Shipyard and Ben Franklin Bridge.

Philadelphia: Museum of Illusions Timed Entrance Ticket

2. Philadelphia: Museum of Illusions Timed Entrance Ticket

Experience the impossible with an entry ticket to the Museum of Illusions Philadelphia. Immerse yourself in a world where your eyes will be in a constant battle with your brain. Located in the heart of Philadelphia, this brain-boggling museum is a one-of-a-kind destination for optical illusions.  Challenge yourself in more than 60 visual and educational exhibits featuring holograms, stereograms, optical illusions, and immersive rooms designed to tease the senses and trick the mind. Defy gravity, grow and shrink, walk on the ceiling, experience infinite space, and much more. Spend some time in the Smart Playroom with games that will stimulate and challenge your mind. Enjoy some friendly competition with friends and family while simultaneously improving your cognition, problem-solving skills, and memory.  Have fun while learning the mechanics behind each and every illusion you experience. And don't forget your camera or smartphone when you visit as there are eye-fooling photo-ops around every corner.

Philadelphia: Boos and Booze Haunted Guided Pub Crawl

3. Philadelphia: Boos and Booze Haunted Guided Pub Crawl

Delve into the dark and sinister history of colonial America on this walking tour of Philadelphia’s most haunted pubs and historic locations. Hear tales of bloody duels, curses, and ghostly scares dating as far back as the 18th century. Beer-in-hand, discover the spooky past of Independence Hall, where the ghosts of Benjamin Franklin and Benedict Arnold still roam the grounds. Get a behind-the-scenes look at a bank robbery, a daring escape from Eastern State Penitentiary, and a last-ditch effort to break a 20-year-old curse over the 'City of Brotherly Love'. Grab a whiskey at the 250-year-old City Tavern, where members of the Constitutional Convention dreamed up a new nation. After the tour, head home with a new insight into the spooky side of Philadelphia's history.

Philadelphia: Sip of Philly Brew Tour

4. Philadelphia: Sip of Philly Brew Tour

This all-inclusive tour offers guests an inside look at Philly and Southern New Jersey’s local craft beer scene. Get an introduction to the rich history of beer through interactive tastings and a lunch that pairs beer with the best food.  Itineraries may vary among brewery affiliates, but may include such luminaries as: Yards Brewing Co, Evil Genius Beer, and Flying Fish Brewing Co. Yards Brewing Company has grown into one of the area’s most prolific breweries, churning out some of the most popular and widely distributed beers in Philly.   Evil Genius Beer Company opened their doors in March 2017, but their beer was well-known long before then. Their beers on tap rotate on a weekly to bi-weekly basis, and their menu delves deeper than beer with an assortment of Pennsylvania’s own gin and some original quick bites. Flying Fish Brewing Co is an award-winning company and the largest producer in South Jersey.

Philadelphia: BYOB Historically Hilarious Trolley Tour

5. Philadelphia: BYOB Historically Hilarious Trolley Tour

Do not miss this one-of-a-kind BYOB trolley tour of Philadephia. Explore Philadelphia’s historic landmarks and sites while sipping your own favorite beer or wine. Listen to your entertaining guide share with you little-known facts about the city and get insider knowledge of off-the-beaten-path sites. Step back in time while you stop at important historical landmarks. Take the stress off finding a designated driver and see top sights such as City Hall, Love Park, Boathouse Row, the Liberty Bell, Betsy Ross’ House, and the Declaration House.

Philadelphia: Beer, Band, Brewery & Beer Garden Tour

6. Philadelphia: Beer, Band, Brewery & Beer Garden Tour

Explore Philly's booming brewery scene on a lively bar crawl that will take you to the best local breweries and beer gardens in Philadelphia. Meet your driver at Betsy Ross House and hop on board Philadelphia's only BYOB trolley. Take in the sights while enjoying a live performance by Philly's best musicians. Each tour will stop at one of Philadelphia's top-rated local breweries, bars, or beer gardens where you can sample the best beers the city has to offer. After the brewery stop, hop back on board the Tipsy Trolley for another fun ride and musical performance. You will then be dropped off at Independence Beer Garden, a large outdoor beer garden and restaurant a few blocks away from the starting point.

Philadelphia: Whiskey Rebellion Trail Tasting Pass

7. Philadelphia: Whiskey Rebellion Trail Tasting Pass

Taste your way through master distilleries in Philadelphia during this self-guided experience including a tasting pass for multiple spirits, whiskies, and cocktails. Follow along the trail of the Whiskey Rebellion as you learn more about the city's whisky history. Philly has emerged as a national leader in both dining and drinking and there is no better way to celebrate the beginnings of the Whisky Rebellion than with a large pour in the nation's past capital. Included Venues: Five Saints Distilling: Distillery producing international award-winning, small-batch, and hand-crafted Spirits, located in the historic Humane Fire Engine Co. No. 1 in Norristown, PA. (What's included: spirit flight voucher) Manatawny Still Works Craft Spirits Shop and Tasting Room: Manatawny’s flagship location in Philadelphia, located in the heart of East Passyunk. The tasting room offers cocktails, bottles to go, and gifts. (What's included: whiskey flight voucher and cocktail voucher) Manatawny Still Works Distillery and Tasting Room: Craft distillery located in Pottstown, focusing on award-winning American whiskeys. (What's included: whiskey flight voucher and cocktail voucher) Stoll and Wolfe Whiskey Distillery: Distillery offering award-winning bourbon and rye whiskeys. Tour the distillery and learn more about 250 years of local whiskey history. (What's included: spirit flight voucher)

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What people are saying about Philadelphia

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 10 reviews

I really enjoyed my experience. The food was delicious and the service was amazing. i would definitely go again!

We had a great time the food was great excellent service an food music thank you

Staff was excellent from start to finish. Food was great. Awesome experience!!!

The staff was wonderful the food was great and the dj was dynamite!

Great day. Spend time with my family. And enjoyed the scenery.