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Jul. 5, 2013 10:00 am

Peek: marketplace for experiences launches in Philly

The San Francisco-based startup feels similar to Sidetour, another company offering "unique experiences" that launched in Philly in March, except that Peek offers more events outside of Philly itself.

A bike tour of Philly's murals is one experience you can buy on Peek.

Peek, a marketplace for local activities that’s already made it to 14 cities around the country, launched in Philly this month.

The San Francisco-based startup feels similar to Sidetour, another company offering “unique experiences” that launched in Philly in March, except that Peek offers more events outside of Philly itself. There’s a kid-friendly tour of the Crayola factory in Easton, Pa. and surfing classes in Atlantic City, but also plenty of Philly-centric activities, too, like a bike tour of Philly’s murals and a beer walking tour.

Check out Peek here.

Peek won’t have any employees on the ground in Philly, said spokeswoman Francesca Barber.

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Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes began as lead reporter at Technically Philly in July 2012. Previously, she was a city services beat reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News, as part of a project called “It’s Our Money.” She is learning to drive, learning to bike (in the city) but is an expert at taking SEPTA. She grew up in North Jersey and Manila, Philippines but she left the tropics for Bryn Mawr College, where she majored in linguistics. She now lives in West Philly.

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