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August 7, 2018

Visit Philly: Philadelphia Trolley Works Big Bus Hop On Hop Off Tour


I love city bus tours.  Yes, nothing screams "tourist" louder than riding at the top of a double-decker bus, but these tours are a great way to explore a city without having to drive yourself (or hunt and pay for parking), and the guides will tell you all sorts of interesting tidbits of information.


While in Philadelphia, we hopped aboard the Philadelphia Trolley Works Big Bus Hop On Hop Off tour to explore the City of Brotherly Love.

We passed by many notable landmarks and iconic buildings, such as the Betsy Ross House,  a sculpture of Ben Franklin made out of pennies, Ben Franklin's Grave, the United States Mint, City Hall and more!






We also learned so many cool things about the city, such as how it's home to the nation's oldest street!
Elfreth's Alley (nation's oldest street)

One of my favorite things about exploring a new city is viewing the different types of architecture.






There are 27 stops, and the entire tour takes approximately 90 minutes.  We hopped off at several different stops - City/Hall and Love Park, Whispering Wall, Reading Terminal MarketPlease Touch Museum, Rocky Steps, and Franklin Institute.


Trying out the Whispering Wall

For a portion of the tour, if you wish to continue on to the Zoo Loop (Philadelphia Zoo, Please Touch Museum, etc.), you must hop off and transfer to a smaller bus.

We crammed as much as we could in a single day, but for those who have more time, 2- and 3-day passes are also available.  

The guides were knowledgeable and entertaining, and the tour was simply so much fun.

The Philadelphia Trolley Big Bus Hop On Hop Off Tour is a great way to learn about and explore Philadelphia!

Mahalo to the sponsor for four passes on the Philadelphia Trolley Works Big Bus Tour.  A fifth pass was purchased on my own.


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