Food for Thought: Delve into a world of knowledge on this tour to Philadelphia’s University City. Within the same ample grounds we encounter the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University, as well as some of the finest food in the region. So if academia and chow are the elements that rock your boat, join us on our exciting and diverse Books & Cooks tour.
The greatest advantage of this double-themed Philadelphia walking tour is that you get to appreciate the best of both worlds. Contemplate how the arts of literature and of cooking intersect in this borderline part of town.
However, Drexel University is renowned for its historic architecture, so you will also explore this building in depth. Wander then through Philadelphia’s University City and wind up in the University of Pennsylvania, where you can get an insight into its college sport venues, among them the famous Palestra.
The walking tour takes you to many beautiful stops such as the marvellous Locust Walk or the Houston Hall, which in ages past housed the United States’ very first Student Union. Also check out Frank Furness’ Fisher Library.
It’s not only that studying can work up a pretty good appetite; students are normally an age at which they eat voraciously. Hence, we invite you to taste the many culinary wonders that are here concocted much to the students’ delight. At Spruce Street, navigate some of Philly’s finest street food and food trucks. Remember, a healthy mind needs a healthy body.
Meeting/pick-up point: 30th Street Station - Inside near the center of the station next to the WWII Memorial.
Ending point: 40th St. Trolley Station - The traveler will be able to ride the trolley (token provided) back to 30th St. or continue into Center City.
Duration: Two hours.
Start/opening time: 10am.
Includes: English speaking guide, Trolley token.