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Wondering Why to Visit Philadelphia? Here are our top 5 reasons:


1. Philadelphia Is Featured in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2021 Gold List

Philadelphia is one of only three U.S. destinations – and one of only eight destinations around the globe – to make Condé Nast Traveler’s 2021 Gold List, thanks in part to the city’s 2,000+ acre Fairmount Park system, a bustling Chinatown, and the shimmering mosaics that fill Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens. The accolade comes on the heels of National Geographic’s praise for Philadelphia, labeling it as one of its Best Trips for 2020.

2. Home to Murals, Mosaics and More

Philadelphia, also called the City of Murals, offers an exciting backdrop to exceptional street art. You can also lose yourself in the maze of mosaics at the Magic Gardens or have an immersive journey exploring classical arts at the Barnes Foundation or the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

3. An Acclaimed Culinary Scene

From gourmet to street food, Philadelphia eats offer a diverse range to tantalise every palate at various price points. Home of the cheesesteak and hoagie, the city also boasts countless establishments dishing out comfort food favorites, the memory of which will have you planning a return trip before you’ve even made it home. Check out our suggestions of must-taste menus.

4. The Great Outdoors

Philadelphia’s extensive park system spanning over 10,000 acres has multiple trails for numerous outdoor adventures. Hike through Fairmount Park or Wissahickon Valley Park, stroll Race Street Pier along the Delaware River, explore the elevated Rail Park, admire spectacular waterfront views of the city’s skyline along the Schuylkill River Trail, or settle in for a picnic at one of Philadelphia’s five original squares.

5. Authentic Experiences

Each Philadelphia neighborhood has its own distinct character that you can explore by meandering the easy to navigate streets all while meeting the people of the city that make it known as the City of Brotherly Love. Explore the neighborhood section of the DiscoverPHL blog for insider secrets on the best delicacies to eat, art to ponder and shops to visit in the neighborhood.

- Find new ways of discovering Philadelphia From Home until you can get here. Here are some at-home, do-it-yourself experiences that will help you enjoy Philadelphia wherever you are and prepare you for your eventual visit.

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