Books & Cooks Weekend Tour

Philadelphia's University City neighborhood is home to the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University.  The neighborhood also boasts some of Philly's finest street food!  You'll get the best of both the academic scene in Philly and our dynamic and diverse food culture on the Books & Cooks tour.  The weekend tour takes you beyond the campuses, past a historic cemetery, a vibrant city park, and a culturally rich neighborhood. Continue through Philadelphia's University City neighborhood to the University of Pennsylvania and its iconic college sport venues - Franklin Field and the Palestra. If you're lucky, you'll get a look inside the legendary Palestra. Marvel at the beauty of Penn's Locust Walk, admire Houston Hall (home of America's first Student Union), and be impressed by Frank Furness' Fisher Library. Experience the historic burial ground of Woodlands Cemetery, and the historic Victorian architecture of the neighborhood. Studying history always works up an appetite, which we help quell with a jaunt to Clark Park, where Philly's best food trucks sometimes gather on the weekend. Navigate some of the city's best street food, and finish the tour with a fantastic view of Baltimore Avenue and its offerings.

Duration: 3 hours

Available: Saturday & Sunday at 10:00 AM


  • English Speaking Guide
  • Trolley Token

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After purchase, please print your voucher and present it to the local guide at the beginning of the tour. Please contact Philadelphia Urban Adventures to confirm your tour 24 hours prior to departure. See Post Booking Redemption Instructions for contact and pick up location information.