The limelight continues to shine on the City of Brotherly Love, which was just ranked among the top 50 places in the world — top seven in the U.S.! — by Travel + Leisure.
Beating out New York City, Los Angeles and many other major cities, Philadelphia gets recognition for its thriving, diversified, old-meets-young atmosphere and destination-worthy (but neighborhood-rooted) restaurants. The editors even call out Philly in the article’s intro, saying this city may surprise visitors “with the amount of growth and development it has seen in recent years.”
“Philadelphia, in particular, may surprise you with the amount of growth and development it has seen…”
South Philly’s East Passyunk neighborhood receives particular attention with mentions of South Philly Barbacoa (one of the best new restaurants in America, according to Bon Appetit), ITV — Top Chef winner Nicholas Elmi’s latest endeavor — and Townsend, a highly rated modern French restaurant.
The article also looks to the future of Philadelphia with mentions of the opening-this-spring Museum of the American Revolution and the grand opening of hotels from major chains like SLS, the W and the Four Season.
Travel + Leisure’s full article goes on to name the best places to visit in 2017 around the world, making Philly not just a top contender in the U.S. but also among destinations around the globe. While listed between the beautiful beaches of Australia and the Pisco Provinces of Peru, Philly easily stands its own – are there really many better, more attainable places to go for a long-weekend trip in the United States?
Check out the full article and let us know your favorite part about Philadelphia!