Philly isn’t just a pretty face! It’s no secret that Philadelphia is a great place to live, work and play — and now the City of Brotherly Love is getting the accolades it deserves as a top destination spot, too. Lonely Planet recently named Philadelphia the No. 1 place to visit in the United States in 2016.
In a recent press release, the popular travel guide company explained, “the city is experiencing a transformation to its urban core, yet retaining its deep American history and uniquely gritty flavor.” Referring to Philadelphia as a “national treasure”, the travel company noted that the top 10 travel spots attempt to encompass the most exciting, intriguing and up-and-coming destinations.
Not only is Philly known for its amazing restaurants and food options (“Pat’s or Geno’s?”) but our hometown is also being recognized for its funky art scene, truly vibrant cultural attractions, and rich history.
Other contenders in the top ten included Alaska, Yellowstone National Park, and Southern New Mexico. Last year’s top spot was Queens, NY.