Sightseeing in Springfield

$45 for an Urban Dare Adventure Race for a Two-Person Team (Up to $90 Value)

Urban Dare

O'Shea's Pub

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

Mansion Entry for Two Adults or Two Adults and Three Kids at Underground Railroad Museum (Up to 45% Off)

Underground Railroad Museum at the Belmont Mansion

Fairmount Park

$14 $8

Explore the historic Belmont Mansion, which was built in 1742 and now serves as a home for the Underground Railroad Museum

Segway Tours from Philadelphia Segway Tours by Wheel Fun Rentals (50%Off)

Philadelphia Segway Tours by Wheel Fun Rentals

Independence Hall Visitor Center

$90 $45

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Philadelphia natives lead tours that pass sites like Liberty Bell and Independence Hall; may exchange for a personalized gift certificate

Two-Hour Philadelphia Harbor Cruise for Two or Four from “The Ben Franklin Yacht” (Up to 56% Off)

Ben Franklin Yacht

Northern Liberties - Fishtown

$85 $40

Modern, three-deck yacht hosts narrated tours of Philadelphia harbor, departing each Sunday at 1 p.m., from April 6 through October 26

Haunted House Adventure for Two or Four at Fright Factory (Up to 52% Off)

Fright Factory

Philadelphia

$60 $29

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Travel through an insane asylum, a genetics lab, a mausoleum, and a look at the true nature of fear at one of America’s scariest attractions

Cemetery, Serial Killers, Blood & Beer! Tour for One, Two, or Four from Grim Philly (Up to 37% Off)

Grim Philly

Center City East

$29.99 $19

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Learned historians guide three-hour tour past sites of gangster and serial murders while divulging chilling facts and stories

Taste Philly’s Sweetest Candy Shops Alongside a Chef

Sample Sweets from Local Shops

Reading Terminal Market

$30 $30

Stroll to top confectionaries and little-known boutiques as you sample their treats with a chef

Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour and Franklin Footstep Tour for One or Two with Philadelphia Trolley Works (Up to 37% Off)

Philadelphia Trolley Works

Grays Ferry

$51 $32

London-styled double-decker busses rove to sites such as the Liberty Bell, the LOVE sculpture, and the Betsy Ross House

Admission for Two or Four Adults to National Liberty Museum (Up to 46% Off)

National Liberty Museum

Center City East

$14 $8

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Museum celebrates American freedom with a collection of glass artworks, paintings, and sculptures

Historical Pedicycle Tour for Four or Up to 15 from Big Red Pedal Tours (Half Off)

Big Red Pedal Tours

Center City East

$100 $50

Riders power a pedicycle through Philadelphia's streets, seeing 10 historic sites, such as Elfreth's Alley, and stopping to visit four

Guided Tour and Magnet Souvenirs for Two or Four at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens (Up to 55% Off)

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

Washington Square West

$28 $16

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Colorful tiles stretch across 3,000 sq. ft. work of mosaicked art that includes indoor and outdoor spaces with whimsical accents

Three- or Four-Hour Nightlife Tour with Transport for One, Two, or Four from PMZ Magazine Tours (Up to 51% Off)

PMZ Magazine Tours

Avenue of the Arts South

$50 $29

Stylish guide escorts you and the rest of the entourage to the city's hottest nightlife spots; Cadillac Escalade provides transportation

Philadelphia History Museum Visit for Two or Four Adults (Up to 45% Off)

Philadelphia History Museum

Center City East

$20 $12

Opened in 1941, the museum showcases more than 100,000 artifacts, including George Washington's writing desk and Joe Frazier's boxing gloves

Interactive Walking Tours of Philadelphia from Stray Boots (Up to 69% Off). Four Options Available.

Stray Boots

Online Deal

$24 $8

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Clues, trivia, and riddles lead explorers through vibrant neighborhoods via the Stray Boots iPhone or Android app

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Washington Square West

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers the creepy history of Philadelphia's most haunted areas; includes ghost-hunting equipment

Visit for Two, Four, or Six to Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) (Up to 53% Off)

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Avenue of the Arts North

$30 $15

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Two buildings showcase artwork from throughout America's history, including a famous portrait of George Washington

90-Minute Walking Ghost Tour for Two or Four from The HauntedDistrict (Up to 59% Off)

The HauntedDistrict

Washington Square West

$79 $35

Tours investigate paranormal side of Philadelphia by visiting historical crime sites and learning about area's beginnings

Two-Hour Architecture Walking Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Philadelphia Center for Architecture (Up to 52% Off)

Philadelphia Center for Architecture

Center City East

$30 $15

Guides relay expertise as up to 25 guests stroll past notable architecture dating back to 1870

Visit for Two or Four to African American Museum in Philadelphia (Half Off)

African American Museum in Philadelphia

Center City East

$56 $28

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Museum dedicated to the preservation of African American heritage through exhibits, cultural programs, and historical artifacts

Battleship New Jersey Visit for Two or Four (51% Off)

Battleship New Jersey

Delaware River

$37 $18

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Visit a nearly 900 ft. long, 45,000-ton battleship that survived three wars

$32 for a Visit for Two to Adventure Aquarium ($51.90 Value)

Adventure Aquarium

Camden Waterfront

$51.90 $32

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Sea turtles, hippos, a hammerhead shark, a Giant Pacific octopus, and more than 8,000 other animals pass within inches of visitors

Admission to the Delaware Art Museum (Up to Half Off). Two Options Available.

Delaware Art Museum

Wilmington

$24 $12

Museum houses over 12,000 pieces of Pre-Raphaelite art, American art, and illustration, along with rotating special exhibitions

Individual, Dual, or Family Membership with Optional Summer Concerts at Abington Art Center (Up to 46% Off)

Abington Art Center

Jenkintown

$50 $30

Individuals, duos, or families enjoy discounts on art-center classes, workshops, and shop items, as well as advance notice of special events

Guided Tour for Two or Four at Glencairn Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Glencairn Museum

Bryn Athyn

$20 $11

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Medieval-style castle houses religious art dating from ancient Egypt to the 20th century

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Wagonhouse Winery (50% Off)

Wagonhouse Winery

South Harrison

$34 $17

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Sample all 12 Wagonhouse wines during a tasting that includes souvenir glasses, Cherry Grove Farm cheeses, and truffles from Sweet Mary's

Two or Four Combo Tickets to Festival of Fears (50% Off)

Festival of Fears

Falls

$40 $20

Haunted festival thrills and scares guests with two attractions, the Village and the Psycho-Path

Fall Fest or Family Music Fest for Two or Four at Whispering Pines Family Farm Camp (Up to 50% Off)

Whispering Pines Family Farm Camp

Perkasie

$18 $10

Fall activities such as pumpkin picking, hayrides, wildlife, and a large harvest maze; live music and bonfires on October 25

Guided Tour of Fonthill Castle for Two or Four in Doylestown (Up to 50% Off)

Fonthill Castle

Doylestown

$24 $12

Guided tours open doors to national landmark as guests weave through history-packed home of architectural visionary, Henry Mercer

Admission for Two or Four or Individual or Family Membership at Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles (Up to 42% Off )

Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles

Boyertown

$12 $7

Wander about the museum, taking in classic cars from the past and seeing how cars evolved from the earliest versions

Admission for Four or Family Membership at Roebling Museum (Up to 60% Off)

Roebling Museum

Roebling

$30 $12

Marvel at preserved industrial artifacts such as photographs, wire ropes, and machine parts, as well as everyday life in the company town

Haunted Walk and/or Zombie Shoot for Two or Four People at Devils Woods (42% Off)

Devils Woods

Elmer

$24 $14

Walk through haunted woods or shoot zombies with high-powered paintball guns

Wine Tasting and Tour for Two or Four at Bellview Winery (Up to 54% Off)

Bellview Winery

Buena

$24 $12

This winery grows 42 acres of grapes and draws off a century of Italian family tradition, including a family-recipe dandelion wine

North Pole Express Train Ride for 2 Adults or 1 Adult and 1 Child at New Hope & Ivyland Railroad (Up to 43% Off)

New Hope & Ivyland Railroad

New Hope

$85.90 $49

Guests visit Santa on Xmas-themed train ride aboard old-timey steam engine, complete with ornate interiors and beautiful countryside views

Group or Private Wine Tour/Meadery Experience for Two or Four at The Colony Meadery (Up to 61% Off)

The Colony Meadery

Southside

$70 $29

Each tour-goer receives one wineglass with The Colony Meadery logo as well as a tour of the brewhouse and tastings of each flagship mead

Admission for Two or Four to America On Wheels (Up to 50% Off)

America on Wheels

1st Ward

$16 $8

Sprawling transportation museum hosts exhibits of classic cars, trucks, motorcycles, and bicycles

Admission for Two or Four with Optional Saturday-Event Access at the Museum of Indian Culture (Up to 55% Off) 

Museum of Indian Culture

Allentown

$10 $5

Museum explores the life of the Lenape tribe through historic artifacts, cultural lessons, and hands-on activities

Colors Exhibit for Two or Four from Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites (51% Off)

Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites

Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center

$40 $21

Visitors get to visit several Bethlehem sites as a part of the Colors exhibition, viewing artifacts that are known for their vivid colors

Season Passes or VIP Admission to One Attraction at Waldorf Estate of Fear (Up to 50% Off)

Waldorf Estate of Fear

Lehighton

$140 $70

A haunted hotel teems with spirits, a hayride tows visitors through a horror-filled cornfield, and infected souls stalk a forest trail

Admission for Two, Four, or Six to the Choo Choo Barn (Up to 51% Off)

Choo Choo Barn

Strasburg

$15 $7.50

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Visitors admire a 1,700-square-foot model train layout handcrafted by one family for over 50 years; includes 150-plus miniature animations

Dairy-Farm Tour for Four or Eight at Kreider Farms (Up to 54% Off)

Kreider Farms

Kreider Farms

$38 $19

90-minute tour provides a close look at the farm's massive loafing barn and high-tech carousel used for milking cows

Winery Tour, Wine Tasting, and Restaurant Fare for Two or Four at Renault Winery Resort & Golf (Up to 56% Off)

Renault Winery Resort & Golf

Galloway

$48 $24

Explore the vineyards & barrel rooms before tasting five estate wines; dine on Italian food, steaks, seafood & more at Joseph’s Restaurant

Living-History Experience for Two or Four or a Family Membership at Tuckerton Seaport (50% Off)

Tuckerton Seaport

Tuckerton

$16 $8

Attraction with people, exhibits, and activities that bring the area's maritime heritage to life; 40 acres with a boardwalk and nature trail

Two or Four Night Basic Cabin Rental or RV Camping Site Rental at Turtle Run Campground (Up to 52% Off)

Turtle Run Campground

Egg Harbor City

$160 $79

Campgrounds in New Jersey Pine Barrens offer rustic getaway that's still close to nearby attractions and modern conveniences

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The winner of seven consecutive Best Custom Framing awards from CityVoter users, Masterpieces Fine Art & Custom Framing stocks more than 2,300 frames, including work by industry mainstay Larson-Juhl. Its skilled framers meld function and aesthetic form to secure works of art in everything from American hardwood to 22-karat-gold-leafing frames to metal handcuffs. Aside from framing, the staff also restores faded or creased photos to their original vivid states and brings photos to life by converting them into imitation oil paintings or watercolors that look like they were born from hours of meticulous brushstrokes.

3547 W Chester Pike
Newtown Square,
PA
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Sensory overload doesn?t begin to describe Philadelphia?s Magic Gardens. A seemingly boundless compilation of colors, textures, and shapes, the labyrinthine mosaic creation spans 3,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space. The masterpiece originated in the brain of Isaiah Zagar, a Philadelphia native who grew up in New York. During his third year of art school, he stumbled upon Clarence Schmidt?s folk-art-inspired installations?assemblages of found objects and recycled materials?and the young artist?s view of the art world changed. ?I didn't know that I was looking at art,? Zagar reflects in his mission statement. Self-admittedly, Zagar has been somewhat ?copying? Schmidt?s dynamic, free-flowing style ever since.

The years after art school brought Zagar an onslaught of new opportunities. He spent time as an artist in China and India, joined the Peace Corps with his wife Julia, settled in Peru for three years, and even tried his hand at ceramics in Wisconsin. In the ?60s, he and Julia returned to his birthplace?specifically, the waning South Street neighborhood. Isaiah quickly leapt into action, renovating dilapidated buildings and often adding mosaics to formerly barren walls. Eventually, Isaiah?s imagination outgrew their projects, and in 1994 he began constructing a new piece in a vacant lot near his studio?the project would become Philadelphia?s Magic Gardens.

Isaiah spent 14 precious years, which he should have applied to Y2K preparations, scooping out tunnels, erecting multitiered walls, and splashing the entire space in colorful tile. The finished product stretches across half a block of South Street; the outside enclosure shimmering with vibrant tiles, the inside housing folk art, colored glass bottles, and countless sparkling mirrors. Now a nonprofit organization, Philadelphia?s Magic Gardens invites visitors to enjoy its visual candy with guided or self-guided tours.

1020 South St
Philadelphia,
PA
US

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) celebrates art from America's entire history. Its galleries take visitors on a chronological trip through the country's ever-changing aesthetic landscape, with special attention paid to sculptures, paintings, and paper works. Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts also trains the next generation of artists, with full-time degree programs at the bachelor and masters levels.

  • Size: two buildings?The Historic Landmark Building and the contemporary Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building
  • Eye Catcher: Gilbert Stuart?s 1796 painting George Washington (The Lansdowne Portrait)
  • Permanent Mainstay: Gallery 128, which showcases a rotating collection of works from current students, alumni, and faculty
  • Visiting Exhibit: Spiritual Strivings: A Celebration of African American Works on Paper, which encompasses more than 90 works (through October 12, 2014)
  • Don't Miss: Highway?George Tooker's 1953 painting depicting the challenges of living in New York City
  • Pro Tip: artists can bring a sketchbook (pencil only) into the the Historic Landmark Building, provided it doesn't exceed 12? x 16? or erupt with trumpet fanfares when opened
  • Special Programs: art-history lectures, evening gallery events, and continuing-education programs in drawing, painting, sculpture, and other mediums
118 N Broad St.
Philadelphia,
PA
US

When Samuel Vaughan Merrick and William H. Keating brought The Franklin Institute to life in 1824, it was to honor the life and achievements of Renaissance man Benjamin Franklin. In the decades since, the Institute has hosted further forward thinkers such as Nikola Tesla, who demonstrated wireless telegraphy in 1893, and helped advance science and technology, hosting the first public demo of an all-electronic TV system in 1934.

  • Size: three floors give voice to human ingenuity?past and future?with hundreds of interactive exhibits
  • Eye Catcher: the two-story-tall, 5,000-square-foot Giant Heart, which teaches children about cardiovascular health while they crawl through its chambers
  • Permanent Mainstay: Fels Planetarium, the second oldest planetarium in the nation, complete with a rooftop observatory and a 60-foot seamless aluminum dome
  • Hands-On Experiments: construct an interplanetary rover in the Space Command, complete an electrical circuit with your body, and launch a cannonball in Circus! Science Under the Big Top
  • Honor the Man: swing by the 20-foot-tall, 30-ton marble statue of Benjamin Franklin in the rotunda to see what the genius looked like and thank him for your bifocals
  • Don't Miss: the Maillardet Automaton, a boy-like drawing machine that inspired the film Hugo
222 North 20th St.
Philadelphia,
PA
US

The National Museum of American Jewish History's core exhibition traces more than 350 years of American Jewish history, documenting their triumphs and struggles since first settling in 1654. Spread across 25,000 square feet on five floors, the exhibition's historical objects and lifelike environments cover subjects such as the late 19th-century Jewish immigration and the involvement of American Jews in the Civil Rights Movement. As the exhibition moves into the present day, visitors can share their own stories and opinions in two of the museum's interactive stations: It's Your Story and the Contemporary Issues Forum. After sharing their own journeys, guests can explore the Only in America Gallery/Hall of Fame, where multimedia displays and original artifacts highlight the lives of prominent Jewish Americans, including Irving Berlin and Est?e Lauder.

Cups of Old City Coffee, baked goods from LeBus, and vegetarian and dairy cuisine from Di Bruno Bros. reenergize museum-goers at the Pomegranates Caf?; kosher fare is also available. Additional museum programming includes educational opportunities for adults and kids, as well as live events such as lectures, discussions, and concerts.

101 S Independence Mall E
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Owner Nancy Nagle stocks a colorful rainbow of knitting supplies in her bright and eccentric gallery, which has become a go-to outlet for the local knitting community. To meet the demand, she constantly stuffs her shelves with new styles of material, ranging from traditional yarns to luxury fibers—banana, recycled silk, and Wookiee fur—to carry-along yarns with sequins, flags, and lash. Nagle’s passion for fiber arts has introduced her to a community of artists who dye and spin some of her more than 20 brands of yarn. She uses the shop as a gallery to display the work of these local artists—including Philadelphia native John Stango—as well as share her own bold collection of woven work such as hats, shawls, and sweaters.

City Paper's A.D. Amorosi describes the two-floor Nangellini as a "doubly colorful" space as "bright and open as a bay window in Sag Harbor." Amorosi admires the gallery's art collection, and between the vibrant space's "faux-tin ceiling" and "matronly rugs," Nancy leads open and privately scheduled classes on knitting, crochet, and lace work. Classes cover all the basic techniques required for newcomers to begin creating their own woven pieces, such as scarves and felt toupees.

832 South St
Philadelphia,
PA
US