Best of Philly

Best Tour

2014 BEST Guided Tour

Laurel Hill Cemetery

This East Falls cemetery has a bit of fun with the macabre, even though it’s one of the most history-filled final resting places in the country.

3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA | 215-228-8200 | Website

2013 BEST Tour

The Barnes Foundation

2025 Ben Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA

Dont like crowds? Seventy-five bucks gets you an intimate insiders tour of the Barnes Foundations world-renowned collection at a time when the museum is otherwise closed to the public. These exclusive tours are available Tuesday afternoons from 4 to 6 p.m., by appointment only. Read more »

2012 BEST Tour

Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine Tour

2001 Walnut Street, Ashland, PA

This guided mine-car tour of an old horizontal drift mine two and a half hours northwest of Philly might seem like it’s going to be kids’ stuff. But then you’re more than a quarter-mile inside a mountain. (And yes, they turn the lights out.) Bring a sweater, because the tour lasts for half an hour,… Read more »

2012 BEST Tour of Philadelphia

Graff Tours

See website for schedule

What, you didn’t know Philadelphia was the birthplace of graffiti? This year-and-a-half-old outfit offers historical insight in its guided tours of the city’s best street art, whether you want to travel by foot, bike, SEPTA or, yes, limousine, from $25 to $300 per person. Read more »

2009 BEST Tour of Philadelphia

City Food Tours

These guide-led three-hour tasting tours (for between $29 and $55 a person) are a fun, different way for locals and visitors alike to explore all that has shaped our city and its residents (mostly the latter). Try the charming evening wine, chocolate and tea tour, or the classic “Flavors of Philly” cheesesteak-hoagie-pretzel trail that ends… Read more »