What We Love About The City of Brotherly Love

#1. Philadelphia ranked fourth in Lonely Planet’s Top 10 U.S. Destinations for 2013. Beating out places like the American Samoa and Northern Maine, the City of Brotherly Love was touted as one of the art capitals of America for its lively galleries, stunning murals, and extensive museums.

#2. SEPTA! The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority has officially been ranked number one in the United States for mass transit. We’ll try to remember this next time we curse under our breath when the R5 is running late, or when they threaten a strike.

#3. The City of Brotherly Love is NOT among the Most Dangerous U.S. Cities! In a recent CQ Press analysis of FBI data, the City of Brotherly Love has a crime index that was not among the worst. Our neighbors Wilmington and Camden stayed off the list too….Let’s keep it up!

#4. Reading Terminal Market. Okay, I admit this is not a “weird” reason to love Philly (we all love it, right?), but I couldn’t keep it off the list. Have you checked out cupcakes from the Flying Monkey Bakery? You can thank me later.

#5. Bradley Cooper. After a boring and pointless year of rooting for Philadelphia sports teams, at least the Philadelphia-born Cooper gives us something to cheer for. (We know your husband may disagree.)

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