What you'll do
If you love art, history, and eclectic neighborhoods, this is the experience for you! We'll take you through the heart of South Philly, Queen Village, and South Street on this experience, showing off our favorite shops in the world famous 9th Street Italian Market, beautiful murals and mosaics, and stories of immigrant history. We'll start off in the Italian Market - the country’s oldest and largest everyday open-air market. We'll go to some of our favorite shops, meet some store owners and hear their personal stories of food, history, and community, perhaps sample some food, and we'll tell you the not-so-common stories of this colorful neighborhood. We both like to stay open to visiting any shop that catches *your* eye, there's so many! Then we'll visit the Philadelphia Magic Gardens! This jaw-dropping mosaic art installation is impossible to describe, but is one of the most beautiful and inspirational labors of artistry in the world. We'll also wander down vibrant South Street and quaint, historic Queen Village alleys.
Hi, I'm Kendra! I'm thrilled that Airbnb has chosen to partner with our team of local guides at Philadelphia Urban Adventures to provide Airbnb Experiences in Philly. All of our tours focus on the local experience and seeing Philly through the eyes of a local; they always have a local and cultural touch and always have inclusions, since a truly memorable experience, according to us, is more than just talk. Whichever of our tours you choose to take, you can be sure that you'll receive personal attention from an awesome local guide and a unique experience that you'll never forget! Join us!
Philadelphia Magic Garden Entrance to the Philadelphia Magic Gardens - home to Izaiah Zagar's incredible mosaic installation.
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Where you'll be
We've developed relationships with many merchants in the close-knit Italian Market over many years. We both have our own favorites and we each like to show our visitors our own local side of Philly, so we tend to keep the exact shops we'll visit flexible, to give you a more unique experience! We've also partnered with the Philadelphia Magic Gardens to show you this incredible piece of local art up close - it's one of our guests' favorite stops!
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 12 guests of all ages can attend. Guests should be prepared to be on their feet for the majority of the tour time.
Tour runs rain or shine, dress appropriately for the weather. Personal shopping, additional food and drinks, and gratuity are not included. This is *not* a food tour, food samples are not guaranteed.
Italian Market and Art Tour