Unique things to do in Pennsylvania
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Unique things to do in Pennsylvania

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Artisan Sourdough Bread Workshop
After arrival and introductions, we'll start the process by showing you how to properly slash your dough and get it into the oven. this will allow our first loaves to bake and cool in time for sampling, because who wants to attend a sourdough class and not get to eat any of it? :) Next, we'll begin the process of mixing ingredients, going over the recipe and process. during the periods when the dough will be resting ill conduct a demonstration for a fun live cultured beverage, you can make at home or simply enjoy it during the baking class. Since there is so much time involved in producing a loaf, I'll be moving along with the steps as quickly as we can and spending most of the time between processes answering questions and explaining the why behind the techniques. classes typically last between 3-4 hours so light refreshments will be served throughout the class. You will leave class with, starter, instruction printout, a loaf of bread to bake the next and a bread proofing basket. Other things to note Let me know if you have any food allergies.
Black & Ghost Tour
Experience the spookiest of Pittsburgh’s Downtown! Get to see outstanding historic landmarks (often beautifully lit up in the darker and colder months) during the quiet evening hours and learn about their history and which spirits lurk in them. Don't worry about picking up any ghostly travelers; the entirety of the tour takes place outdoors! This 2-hour tour is offered on select evenings. Ready to get chills and be scared by some obscure ghost stories? ***Please note: This is NOT a haunted house tour OR a pure Ghost Tour but rather a history tour with a spooky twist!*** Please note: -Every participant will have to sign a waiver. - Free cancellation and full refund up to 24 hours before tour start. - Tour will take rain or shine! Please message if there are any concerns about inclement weather.
Alpaca, Llama Adventure
Come and join us for an intimate and educational experience on the day and the life of an Alpaca caregiver! We provide an opportunity for people 5 and older to feed, occasionally pet, halter train and a guided walk with Alpaca and Llama! In addition we will share some unique and educational information regarding camelids! We may also stop to greet our unique and crazy flock of chickens! Book a private experience for special occasions, birthdays, engagements!! We have limited availability during the week, however can accommodate larger groups via request. If the guided walk is not your thing Hidden Brook Ranch Alpaca offers Alpaca Yoga, the chores tour, Alpaca Smore's and Campfire. Other things to note: Please wear appropriate shoes (sorry no Flip flops or sandals) or bring an extra pair! We do have a public restroom and do have facilities to wash up before and after your experience. Our event is for children 5 and up. Please contact the hosts for questions regarding children under the age of 5. Due to the stress caused to our animals we do not permit dogs on the ranch. Thank you for understanding. If you need to reach us during on the day of your visit please call us as we do not always get the messages through Airbnb in time. If you are unable to reach us by phone make sure to leave a message. Please keep in mind that Alpacas look different throughout the year.
Whiskey Walk
Love whiskey? Walking? Pittsburgh? Then this sounds like the tour for you! From the mill to the still, whiskey has been a cornerstone in Pittsburgh's history. Come downtown for our whiskey history tour where you will discover how whiskey has fueled political, labor and social movements throughout the region. We start the tour with a sample of the oldest and longest continuously produced whiskey in America. A second taster of locally produced whiskey will get you into the mood to explore Pittsburgh's whiskey past and present. As we walk the streets of Downtown, you'll learn about the violent Whiskey Rebellion in Pittsburgh, hidden former (as well as existing!) speakeasies around the city, and how Prohibition affected the region. Besides that you will find out a lot about the revival of craft spirits and the history of a local and family-owned distillery. You will get 2 generous whiskey samples (endless refills!) at the beginning of the tour and 1 handcrafted cocktail at the Rebel Room, where you can hang out and grab dinner after the tour. ***Please note: This is NOT a bar crawl but a whiskey history tour that includes whiskey samples and one handcrafted cocktail. This even is 21+ only, no minors please.
In Depth Tarot Reading from an Oracle
For this experience, I will utilize the divinations of cartomancy and clairvoyance for your rooted message given to me by the divine. This healing session where I provide a tarot reading and Oracle Guidance on areas in your life you will like to receive confirmation and advice from! It is a very interactive experience and most of the time you’ll leave not only feeling “lighter” with a lot of information to consider but you’ll feel empowered and inspired! This is Great for Team Building, Groups and Teams! Please reach out to me to make a Team Bonding Experience for your groups :-)

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Hug A Highland
Hug A Highland allows guests to visit our family owned and operated farm to brush, love, feed, and take nonprofessional pictures with our Scottish Highlands and miniature donkeys! It is a perfect way to get up close and personal with friendly farm animals. If wanted, guests can also take a look around our farm to learn more about beekeeping, cover crops, or agriculture in general. MUST BE 10 YEARS OR OLDER TO PARTICIPATE
Sourdough pizza and homemade mozzarella workshop
We’ll start the class out with introductions and a run down of what it takes to achieve a successful bubbly pizza dough, you’ll go home with a recipe and a healthy jar of starter. While our dough rests we’ll start a batch of fresh mozzarella cheese and I’ll show you how simple it is to create beautiful low-moisture mozzarella perfect for pizza! From there we’ll select toppings and sauce and fire the pizzas in the oven. We have a wood fired pizza oven, but we want to show you how easy it is to achieve Italian pizzeria style pizza in your own kitchen! Keep in mind this is perfect to do as a couple or for a date. The class will wrap up with pizza and sides.
Learn to Cook Caribbean Food With Philly Chef
Inquire by sending me a message! I Look forward to cooking with you! Private Sessions Ticket includes food & drinks for this intimate cooking experience $95/person $90/person = $180/Couple or Pair $85/person = /Group of 6 or more Join me for a fun and intimate cooking experience curated by Chef Dani! With specialty small plates displaying Caribbean-Fusion dishes and drinks. You’ll be greeted by sounds of the Caribbean (Soca, Dancehall,&Reggae) to set the vibes The menu for the night will consist of bites for every dietary preference. As we prepare the food, I'll share more about me and the history behind the dishes. We'll chat as we enjoy the ambiance of the space, learn the recipes and cook a 2 course meal and make sauces from scratch! We’ll mingle and enjoy the company of others in the name of food. At the end of the night, we'll take pictures and everyone will have exclusive recipes and goodies to take, be added to our future email lists with dining, and entertainment specials sent to you.(via email)! BYOB! Only guests who pay for this intimate private cooking experience are allowed. Age 21 + I will provide some beverages. Please note: All guests most check in on arrival. Please have a valid form of ID. Please be mindful of attending if you may be sick or show signs of being in contact with Covid. Let’s keep the space safe for everyone and have fun!
A private classic 1980s Arcade & Pinball
Travel back in Time to your own private vintage arcade! It's the golden era of the 1980's and you will be fully immersed in the original arcade experience. You and your friends will have unlimited free play of both popular and rare classic arcade games & pinball machines during your reserve time. This collection has taken over 20 years to refurbish and maintain to create this "Back to the Future" experience. The allotted time for this experience will be two and a half hours (150 min) & you are welcome to play as many different games as desired. Original Classic Working Arcade machines ✔ A Row of Pinball Machines ✔ Blacklights ✔ Neon - ✔ Glowing Carpet - ✔ 1980's nostalgia on the walls ✔ We kindly ask & only allow children 8+ in the arcade. Since this is a true classic arcade, many of these machines are 30-40+ years old, respect and care of the machines is of utmost importance. No exceptions on this rule so that I can keep this unique experience running for as long as possible. Thank you for your understanding. Qbert Paperboy Outrun Gauntlet Hobbit Pinball D&D Pinball Willy Wonka Pinball Mini Golf Medieval Madness Pinball Wizard of Oz Pinball Yahtzee Pop-A-Ball Centipede Ikari Warriors Golden Axe Spy Hunter Punch Out Tetris Crossbow Rampart Mystic Marathon Tron Donkey Kong Jr. Smash TV Star Wars Defender Sprint Popeye Krull & over 100 more classic emulated games
Enjoy Philadelphia with Private Chef Gabriel
Enjoy your very own private chef experience at your place! Take advantage of our group discounts! ★ 10% OFF — groups from 4 to 5 guests ★ 15% OFF — groups of +6 guests Learn the secrets hidden within each dish, and enjoy a delicious multi-course meal. Get ready to discover the taste of Philadelphia without leaving your own dining room! I will arrive 90 minutes before your preferred dining time in order to begin working my magic. I won't arrive empty-handed! No-no, I will show up at your doorstep equipped with every ingredient needed in order to prepare your meal. Feel free to put your apron on and cook some of the dishes with me! I am eager to share with you the secrets behind my recipes and Philadelphia local hidden treasures. Not in the mood? Well then lay down, relax, enjoy a few appetizers and allow me and my team to take care of you. Eat, share, drink, laugh, and explore Philadelphia dining scene from your own table. Oh and don’t worry about tidying up, everything will be left spotless for you to continue to enjoy! To have a closer look at my menus, check the "What's included" section below!

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Hug A Highland
Hug A Highland allows guests to visit our family owned and operated farm to brush, love, feed, and take nonprofessional pictures with our Scottish Highlands and miniature donkeys! It is a perfect way to get up close and personal with friendly farm animals. If wanted, guests can also take a look around our farm to learn more about beekeeping, cover crops, or agriculture in general. MUST BE 10 YEARS OR OLDER TO PARTICIPATE
Candle Cuisine-Craft A Food Inspired Candle
Create a one of a kind dessert inspired candle. With over 150 design options, our candle-making class is unique because we create candles that look and smell like edible foods! Guests will be shown different varieties of wax toppings that we make in our facility and receive guidance in creating their design. Guests will be able to take home their candle creation and will have completed the class with unique candle making knowledge and experience. Photography and Videography of your experience can also be provided complimentary so that you can share your experience with family and friends at the end of your trip. Ages 10 and up
Wheel throwing workshop at the heART
Have you wanted to try wheel throwing? If mud ain't flying then you ain't trying! Beginners welcome! 90 minutes of working on a pottery wheel with instruction. Keep your favorite, glaze and firing included. $80/person (contact host for more price options!). 2-4 wk turnaround, patron responsible for cleanup and shipping cost. If our schedule doesn't fit yours please reach out, we'll do our best to accommodate
Artisan Sourdough Bread Workshop
After arrival and introductions, we'll start the process by showing you how to properly slash your dough and get it into the oven. this will allow our first loaves to bake and cool in time for sampling, because who wants to attend a sourdough class and not get to eat any of it? :) Next, we'll begin the process of mixing ingredients, going over the recipe and process. during the periods when the dough will be resting ill conduct a demonstration for a fun live cultured beverage, you can make at home or simply enjoy it during the baking class. Since there is so much time involved in producing a loaf, I'll be moving along with the steps as quickly as we can and spending most of the time between processes answering questions and explaining the why behind the techniques. classes typically last between 3-4 hours so light refreshments will be served throughout the class. You will leave class with, starter, instruction printout, a loaf of bread to bake the next and a bread proofing basket. Other things to note Let me know if you have any food allergies.
Art & Artists Tour
Our most fun walk! Journey off the beaten path with us and discover hidden art that is tucked away in our downtown nooks, crannies, and alleys. Our expert guides will dive into the history of the city’s Cultural District that is filled with historic theaters and beautiful plazas, and learn about the famous artists, actors, and musicians from our beloved city. You’ll also see the best of Pittsburgh’s public art: captivating sculptures, light installations, and colorful murals. This is a great tour for photo-ops, and is a wonderful way for families with children to see and interact with the city. Other things to note: -Every participant will have to sign a waiver. - Free cancellation and full refund up to 24 hours before tour start. - Tour will take rain or shine! Please message if there are any concerns about inclement weather.
Downtown Lancaster International Food Tour All Diets Welcome
Lancaster, PA is a certified welcome city for immigrants and refugees. On this amazing walking tour, you will eat some of the best food in downtown Lancaster. You will meet your host in downtown Lancaster. After a brief introduction, you will explore the city tasting a variety of foods at six different locations. This tour offers medium portions, not samples. It's a lot of food. The food varies by day of the week and time of day. Foods may include Danish, Italian, Nepali, Latin, and more! The chefs are excited to share their culture and food with you. You will hear stories from immigrant and refugee chefs who have settled in Lancaster to open shops featuring recipes from their home country. While en route, we will visit historical sites dating back 200+ years. This is a great activity for groups, families, or friends visiting Lancaster. Gift cards are also available. Walking distance is approximately 5-6 blocks total. Both tours offer a significant amount of food! You can contact me to book a private tour for 8 or more people. This tour is free for children 5 and under. We accommodate vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free friendly! Happy to accommodate food allergies. Please check your inbox after booking for parking tips and meet-up information.
Philly's favorite bars and secret spots
This experience captures a piece of the Philly culture and is lined up so that every stop is a hop and skip away from the next. With this tour we skip every line and pay no covers. It’s 4- 5 (dependent on group size) of our favorite bars with a secret bar or speakeasy along the tour; That even people that live in the city don’t know about. We will have a few drinks at each stop and makes some friends along the way. Look forward to having a great time with you. If you need a day outside of our calendar, message us and we can come up with an arrangement.
Bike the Burgh Tour
First we will bike through the streets of the Financial and Cultural district, explore the Strip District and then check out the North Shore on its scenic river trails. We will dive into the history of Pittsburgh, tracking down the people who shaped this city to what it is today: a beauty. Old and new buildings, city squares and public art will turn this bike ride into a unique event full of exciting (re)discoveries of The Burgh. Other things to note: TOURS START ON TIME. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 mins early. Every participant will have to sign a waiver. - Free cancellation and full refund up to 24 hours before tour start. - Tour will take rain or shine! Please message if there are any concerns about inclement weather. We are pleased to also offer this tour in Spanish. Please send in your request at least 2 weeks in advance to ensure that the Spanish tour is available.
Black & Ghost Tour
Experience the spookiest of Pittsburgh’s Downtown! Get to see outstanding historic landmarks (often beautifully lit up in the darker and colder months) during the quiet evening hours and learn about their history and which spirits lurk in them. Don't worry about picking up any ghostly travelers; the entirety of the tour takes place outdoors! This 2-hour tour is offered on select evenings. Ready to get chills and be scared by some obscure ghost stories? ***Please note: This is NOT a haunted house tour OR a pure Ghost Tour but rather a history tour with a spooky twist!*** Please note: -Every participant will have to sign a waiver. - Free cancellation and full refund up to 24 hours before tour start. - Tour will take rain or shine! Please message if there are any concerns about inclement weather.
Public Tour - Sanctuary
Upon Arrival guests will be greeted by one of our co-founders or animal caregivers at our historic event barn. Guests will receive a brief introduction to the nonprofit and the property. You will be able to enter animal enclosures and meet some of the animal residents, while learning about animal agriculture and hearing some of the unique rescue stories at Tamerlaine. Many of our animals love human attention! Feel free to bring a picnic and enjoy lunch (vegan) while taking in beautiful views of the property. Learn about the lives of farmed animals and animal rehabilitation, while listening to unique and inspiring recovery and rescue stories that will warm your heart. There is parking on site when you arrive. Arrive 5- 10 minutes before the tour to fill our our waiver and use the restroom.
Cow cuddle and destress with rescue brown swiss cows
Cow Cuddling Therapy - Guests will meet and actively interact with docile, loving and affectionate rescue brown swiss cows, oxen and calves. Guests arrive to our Working Farm & Sanctuary, and are given an educational and fun tour by tractor or foot of the 350 acres, where they will be introduced to how humans, cows, the land and nature co-exist harmoniously. After the tour, guests are escorted to our newly constructed cow barn to lay in the comfortable straw with each of the cows as they rest and ruminate. This close contact and touch relieves stress and uplifts the spirit of the cow cuddler. This therapy is known as Koe Knuffelen and is extremely supportive of improved mental health. The experience concludes with a delicious plant-based / vegan meal prepared by the Sanctuary's Culinary Center from produce raised organically on the very same land and/or sourced locally from other farmers. The entire experience lasts 4 hours and costs $100 per person, $320 for 4 persons and for 5 persons and more, please call for rates.
Philly's Own Thrift Tour
Welcome to the Philly Thrift Tour: Imagine a walking tour where you get to stop and pick up magic along the way. Let’s take a walk with your favorite Thrift Sister, Style enthusiast and Sustainable fashion guru. Here you will learn about this city’s top thrift stores and the great sales that take place in these specific locations. This is a walking tour where you will not only get your steps in but take in the amazing day of being around like minded creatives who you can create life long relationships with. This 4 store experience will have your bags filled with gems and still enough money left to enjoy your time in the city. Through this experience I guarantee you will leave not only with a full bag but a full heart after meeting others as excited as you are for the passion to thrift. What you will get: ~Every tour will begin at noon and we will spend 45minutes to an hour in each store. ~You will get a walking tour map. ~You will get a store itinerary for each store stating the color sales etc. ~Styling Tips,Shopping assistance and help keeping you on a budget if needed. ~Whether you bring $5 or $500 expect to find magical gems. ~We will visit 3 Stores minimum. If time allows we will go to all 4 time flies when your shopping and having fun. ~This is a walking tour please dress comfortable. ~I can be found on IG: @theblazervault if you have any questions.
Crafting Experiences Workshop - Byob
Welcome to The Black Magnolia Shop ** YES WE TRAVEL TO GROUPS** & Ask about our other crafts! Embark on a journey of artistic exploration and self-expression in our Crafting Experiences Workshop. At our studio, we believe that crafting goes beyond creating beautiful objects – it's about discovering your unique voice and embracing the joy of making. In this workshop, participants will immerse themselves in a diverse range of crafting activities, including candle making, terrarium design, and more. Guided by our experienced artisans, you'll learn essential techniques, experiment with various materials, and unleash your creativity in a supportive and inspiring environment. Whether you're a seasoned crafter looking to expand your skills or a beginner eager to explore the world of handmade artistry, our workshop offers something for everyone. Expect to connect with fellow craft enthusiasts, share stories, and leave with not only tangible creations but also a renewed sense of inspiration and accomplishment. Join us for a memorable experience where imagination knows no bounds and every creation tells a story. Let's embark on this crafting journey together and celebrate the beauty of handmade artistry!
Wild Foraging Hike in Ithaca, NY
Awaken your senses on a 90-minute guided hike in scenic Buttermilk Falls State Park. Join local forager & ecologist, Sarah Kelsen, for a hands-on adventure where you'll learn to identify a variety of wild & native Northeastern plants, while observing & maintaining the diverse forest ecology. Sink into the present & soak up the outdoors! Hikes depart from and return to Firelight Camps in Ithaca, NY. We will meet at the Firelight Lobby Tent, downhill from LaTourelle Hotel. Payment is due before we depart on our hike. I also offer hikes at other locations or with private groups; please contact me to learn more!
Alpaca, Llama Adventure
Come and join us for an intimate and educational experience on the day and the life of an Alpaca caregiver! We provide an opportunity for people 5 and older to feed, occasionally pet, halter train and a guided walk with Alpaca and Llama! In addition we will share some unique and educational information regarding camelids! We may also stop to greet our unique and crazy flock of chickens! Book a private experience for special occasions, birthdays, engagements!! We have limited availability during the week, however can accommodate larger groups via request. If the guided walk is not your thing Hidden Brook Ranch Alpaca offers Alpaca Yoga, the chores tour, Alpaca Smore's and Campfire. Other things to note: Please wear appropriate shoes (sorry no Flip flops or sandals) or bring an extra pair! We do have a public restroom and do have facilities to wash up before and after your experience. Our event is for children 5 and up. Please contact the hosts for questions regarding children under the age of 5. Due to the stress caused to our animals we do not permit dogs on the ranch. Thank you for understanding. If you need to reach us during on the day of your visit please call us as we do not always get the messages through Airbnb in time. If you are unable to reach us by phone make sure to leave a message. Please keep in mind that Alpacas look different throughout the year.