Alejandro's Guidebook


Aerospace and renewable power engineer who loves to travel. I love meeting people, listening to their stories, and also the idea of living memorable moments with those I come across.

Things to do in Philadelphia

132 local Airbnb hosts recommend

An amazing German-style beer garden that is always crowded with friendly people; professionals from the area and families. There are board games available too! Great place to spend time at.

83 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Seriously good coffee, for the coffee snobs. Co-founded by Todd Carmichael, also host of the hit Travel Channel show Dangerous Grounds. You have to visit this place for the coffee and the light food.


Pizza Brain

Food SceneRestaurants
$· 2313 Frankford Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

59 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is "the world's first pizza museum - with an artisan pizzeria attached." It is also recipient of a Guinness world record, and Nylon Magazine named one of their pizzas among the best in America.

36 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Voted the best ice cream in Philadelphia, and it's just a few blocks away from the house! Flavors change daily and are made in small batches; hurry before they run out!

28 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Philadelphia's casino! Located less than a couple of miles away from my house, the SugarHouse casino provides a fix for those who crave the thrill of slot machines, card games, roulette, and others.

24 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The new concert venue in Philadelphia! Many people choose my home because of the close proximity to the Filmore.


The Barbary

Drinks & NightlifeBars
$$· 951 Frankford Ave·Map·Website·

19 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Late night dancing every single day of the week! Make sure you check out their Facebook page to see the party theme of the night. Fun and inexpensive for the younger crowds. Closes at 2 a.m.


Cook and Shaker

Drinks & NightlifeBars
$$· 2301 East Albert Street·Map·Hours·Website·

15 local Airbnb hosts recommend

It is a gastropub that is walking distance to the home, and it has very friendly staff, good food, and drinks for the times you don't want to go to far away from the location.


Capital Beer

Food SceneRestaurants
2661 East Cumberland Street·Map·Hours·Website·

5 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Beer store that also offers a full Chinese take-out menu. Pennsylvania has different laws for the sales of beer, so this is one of the only stores in the area that sells them in small quantities.


Dunkin' Donuts

Food SceneBakeries
$· 2530 Aramingo Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

No need for a description! This Dunkin' Donuts store offers drive-through service.

4 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Best hair, makeup, and skin salon in the Fishtown area. In a sea of many old school barbershops, this salon has seasoned stylists who continuously pursue the most up-to-date looks and styling.

3 local Airbnb hosts recommend

ShopRite is my favorite groceries store in the area. Less than a couple of miles away from the house, it has everything you need to prepare healthy and delicious meals at my home.

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Full service, 24-hr pharmacy less than a few minutes away.



ShoppingClothing Stores
$$· 2701 Castor Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Target is a 10 minute drive from the home. It is in family-friendly neighborhood, Port Richmond, and it is close to other grocery stores and suburban-style shops and restaurants.

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

K Laundry has saved me many times when I need to do a large load of laundry, but have little time to do so at home. It has drop-off service that is comparable in price to doing it yourself!



$· 2132 East Lehigh Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

3 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Small discount grocery store offering essentials at very small prices. It's literally around the corner from the home. Very convenient.



EssentialsConvenience Stores
$· 2535 Aramingo Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

4 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Full-service gas station plus big convenience store, offering made-to-order food. Wawa is a fan favorite of anyone who visits the Philadelphia and New Jersey area.


The Home Depot

$· 2539 Castor Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

1 local Airbnb host recommends

Many guests ask me about a hardware store during their vacation (beats me why!). Home Depot is less than a couple of miles away, in the Port Richmond neighborhood.