The iconic crack in the Liberty Bell. The Betsy Ross House, where Betsy sewed the first American flag. Swann Fountain's jets of spray. Aboard Wheel Fun Rentals' new-model Segways, tour groups cruise between Philadelphia landmarks like these at speeds of up to 12 miles per hour. Riders choose between two tours: a 90-minute Old City historic tour and a three-hour city tour that blends old landmarks with newer ones, such as China Town and City Hall, where the mayor stores nearby cities he has conquered. As the tours roll through town, expert guides share relevant facts and stories, to which participants listen on headphones.
Penn Scooters’ electric vehicles zip riders along the streets and alleyways of Philadelphia, offering an up-close perspective on the city. As riders cruise by the city’s myriad historical attractions, they can take comfort in the knowledge that their compact transport causes much less harm to the environment than vehicles that run on gasoline, coal, or wheels made of chainsaws.
Parked cars rarely make sudden moves, but just in case, Park & Jet never sleeps. The vigilant attendants oversee the fenced, stadium-lit lot 24 hours a day to make sure each vehicle is safe and fed while their owners are away. Situated two miles from the airport, the lot also operates spacious 12 passenger shuttles that comfortably transport travelers and their luggage to and from the Philadelphia International Airport’s terminals. And, in case of disaster, the attendants will provide complimentary assistance with dead batteries and flat tires that travelers would otherwise be forced to replace with the biggest donut in their suitcase.
Sam's Express Car Wash smothers the interiors and exteriors of autos with dirt-purging soaps, hand waxes, and fabric-cleaning treatments. In the ultimate wash, exterior frames shed their grimy highway souvenirs, undercarriages are bereft of clingy debris, and wheels regain the luster of General Patton's collection of Zippo lighters. Applications of triple-foam polish and clear-coat conditioning wax secure the veneer and restore a showroom shine. The express detail blankets exteriors in Express spray hand wax, which acts as a bouncer that stands guard against UV damage, dirt, and road salt. Detailers then shampoo the rug and alchemize filthy consoles and dashes into sparkling surfaces.