Philadelphia has of late been called one of America's 10 Best Cities on the Rise, a city 'in fine form' and a world-class art destination. Definitely worth a victory dance. (Photo by G. Widman for GPTMC)
It’s no secret that Philadelphia is getting major attention these days, thanks to everything from the city’s award-winning cuisine and famous chefs and food personalities to its growing fashion reputation and projected success as a city of the future.
Over the past week or two, several big pieces have come out in national media outlets to further secure Philadelphia’s reputation as a must-see city. So heads up, potential visitors: you’ll want to put Philadelphia at the top of the list. And as for Philly residents: you already know how lucky you are.
Take a look at three of the biggest stories Philadelphia has nabbed recently:
• The article: New York Magazine: The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan: Soak Up the Art Scene in Philadelphia.
The quote: “World-class museums, cutting-edge galleries, and ubiquitous street murals make this city a trove of creative riches.”
The lowdown: this thorough five-category guide to Philadelphia (What to Do, Where to Stay, etc.) is an awesome spotlight on everything buzzworthy throughout the city, with a focus on art.
• The article: Huffington Post: Reasons To Visit The ‘New’ Philadelphia.
The quote: “When I was a student in Philly way back when, … There wasn’t much to do. Fast forward to 2012 and it’s a different city. A recent visit found Philly in fine form.”
The lowdown: Travel journalist George Hobica travels back to Philadelphia after years away and loves what he finds, from the treasure troves of art to beautiful Society Hill to great ice cream options.
• The article: Smarter Travel: America’s Best Cities on the Rise.
The quote: “With its storied history, diverse neighborhoods, and superb culinary scene, Philadelphia has always been a popular American travel destination. But more visitors than ever are making the trip to the City of Brotherly Love.”
The lowdown: SmarterTravel.com names Philadelphia one of 10 America’s Best Cities on the Rise.
The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan: Soak Up the Art Scene in Philadelphia [New York Magazine]
Reasons To Visit The ‘New’ Philadelphia [Huffington Post]
America’s Best Cities on the Rise [Smarter Travel]