Tarik “Black Thought” Trotter of GRAMMY-winning hip-hop band The Roots hosts “We Got You: Philly by Tarik,” our new travel series.
Watch Tarik and his friends — Luvvie Ajayi, Tai Beauchamp, Dustin Ross, Vanessa Simmons and Cory Townes — explore Philly’s arts scene, foodie spots, live music venues, historic sites and more.
Want to check out Philly’s best? We got you.
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Tarik takes style influencer Tai Beauchamp to an outdoor mosaic museum. Later, he meets up with New York Times best-selling author Luvvie Ajayi for southern-inspired bites and live music.
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Tarik and Dustin Ross, co-host of weekly podcast “The Friend Zone,” meet up at a famous cheesesteak shop in North Philadelphia. Later, Luvvie Ajayi and Rakia Reynolds, founder and CEO of Skai Blue Media, strike up a conversation over Moroccan food and belly dancing.
Tarik and lifestyle editor Cory Townes check out the iconic Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church in Philadelphia’s Historic District and visit a stop on the Underground Railroad in Germantown.
Tarik takes Dustin Ross, co-host of weekly podcast “The Friend Zone,” to a sneaker boutique in Washington Square. Later, Tarik and style influencer Tai Beauchamp visit a cool vintage and consignment shop in Germantown.
Tarik and TV star and entrepreneur Vanessa Simmons visit an outdoor oasis behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The duo heads to the city’s only urban beach, where Vanessa gets a surprise visit from her uncle, Danny Simmons, an abstract artist and philanthropist who lives in Philly.
Book the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package for stays through September 3, 2018 and get FREE hotel parking as well as free tickets to the Museum of the American Revolution, free tickets for a ride on the Ferris wheel and roller skating at Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest, a $25 CHeU Noodle restaurants gift card, free mini-golf and a carousel ride at Franklin Square, free passes to ride the PHLASH Downtown Loop and a $10 Lyft credit.