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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tag/philadelphia-travel Latest Huffington Post stories filed under Philadelphia Travel http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lonely-planet/the-top-10-places-in-the-_b_9322194.html http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lonely-planet/the-top-10-places-in-the-_b_9322194.html <div><img src=”http://i.huffpost.com/gen/4058774/images/o-PHILADELPHIA-facebook.jpg” class=”ff-og-image-inserted”/></div><p>Lonely Planet’s travel experts have scoured the U.S. to create the ultimate <a href=”http://www.lonelyplanet.com/best-in-us” rel=”nofollow” target=”_hplink”>travel wish list</a> for 2016. Some of our choices are perennial favorites, while others are just stepping into the spotlight, but all have one thing in common: now is the time to go.</p><p><strong><a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org”>Let’s block ads!</a></strong> <a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org/acceptable.html”>(Why?)</a></p> Mon, 29 Feb 2016 05:01:29 +0000 updates@huffingtonpost.com (Lonely Planet) The Top 10 Places In Visit In America Will Surprise You blog http://i.huffpost.com/gen/4058774/images/o-PHILADELPHIA-facebook.jpg http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lonely-planet/the-top-10-places-in-the-_b_9322194.html Lonely Planet’s travel experts have scoured the U.S. to create the ultimate travel wish… en-US text/html http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lonely-planet/the-top-10-places-in-the-_b_9322194.html http://www.huffingtonpost.com/larissa-and-michael-milne/25-reasons-why-philadelph_b_7471458.html http://www.huffingtonpost.com/larissa-and-michael-milne/25-reasons-why-philadelph_b_7471458.html <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”33″><p>Philadelphia is experiencing an influx of residents who are attracted to the City of Brotherly Love’s unexpected hip vibe. Here’s why:</p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”32″><p><strong><em>The New York Times</em> loves us.</strong></p></div> <center/> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text”><p><a href=”http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-05-29-1432938979-1828116-Philadelphiaskyline800x556.jpg” rel=”nofollow”><img alt=”2015-05-29-1432938979-1828116-Philadelphiaskyline800x556.jpg” src=”http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-05-29-1432938979-1828116-Philadelphiaskyline800x556-thumb.jpg” width=”570″ height=”396″/></a></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”34″><p>In fact they selected Philly as No. 3 among its must see destinations in the world for 2015. That’s not surprising considering that so many people commute to New York from Philly. It’s considered the Big Apple’s sixth borough. </p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”32″><p><strong>And <em>Fast Company</em> showed the love too</strong></p></div> <center/> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text”><p><a href=”http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-05-29-1432939239-5397844-Philadelphiaglobe800x547.jpg” rel=”nofollow”><img alt=”2015-05-29-1432939239-5397844-Philadelphiaglobe800x547.jpg” src=”http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-05-29-1432939239-5397844-Philadelphiaglobe800x547-thumb.jpg” width=”570″ height=”389″/></a></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”37″><p>In December, <em>Fast Company </em>included Philadelphia among its top 20 most livable cities in the world for work and play balance. Okay, so it slid in at No. 20 but this included the likes of Paris, Singapore and Sydney. That’s some pretty good company.</p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”32″><p><strong>Even rubber duckies love Philly</strong></p></div> <center/> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text”><p><a href=”http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-05-29-1432930839-6577683-19851987_m.jpg” rel=”nofollow”><img alt=”2015-05-29-1432930839-6577683-19851987_m.jpg” src=”http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-05-29-1432930839-6577683-19851987_m-thumb.jpg” width=”570″ height=”379″/></a></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”35″><p>A six-foot tall rubber duck, billed as the world’s largest, will be floating on the waterfront for the Philadelphia Camden Tall Ships Festival in June.</p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”33″><p><strong>Leave the gun, take the cannolis</strong></p></div> <center/> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text”><p><a href=”http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-05-29-1432932062-6600123-isgropastrycannoli.jpg” rel=”nofollow”><img alt=”2015-05-29-1432932062-6600123-isgropastrycannoli.jpg” src=”http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-05-29-1432932062-6600123-isgropastrycannoli-thumb.jpg” width=”570″ height=”379″/></a></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”34″><p>Forget trendy cupcakes and cake pops. Head to Isgro Pasticceria at 1009 Christian Street in South Philly where they’ve been serving up Italian sweets for over 100 years. And definitely don’t leave the cannolis in the car.</p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”32″><p><strong>Stroll the Philadelphia Liberty Trail</strong> </p></div> <center/> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text”><p><a href=”http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-05-29-1432929239-3197376-2014114coverfromAmazon800x513.jpg” rel=”nofollow”><img alt=”2015-05-29-1432929239-3197376-2014114coverfromAmazon800x513.jpg” src=”http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-05-29-1432929239-3197376-2014114coverfromAmazon800x513-thumb.jpg” width=”570″ height=”365″/></a></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”40″><p>Its newest attraction, the Philadelphia Liberty Trail, is the City of Brotherly Love’s answer to Boston’s Freedom Trail. Since Philadelphia has way more historic sights than Beantown, this 4-mile walking path through the historic district immerses visitors in the founding of America right where it happened. You’ll even learn about the original hipster, Benjamin Franklin, and his Electric Turkey Experiment. (Which would also be a great band name. You may use it.) The corresponding book was called by the <em>Philadelphia Inquirer</em> “a must read for Philadelphia visitors and natives alike.”</p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text”><p><strong>The votes are in</strong></p></div> <center/> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text”><p><a href=”http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-05-29-1432931319-9083298-20711779_m.jpg” rel=”nofollow”><img alt=”2015-05-29-1432931319-9083298-20711779_m.jpg” src=”http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-05-29-1432931319-9083298-20711779_m-thumb.jpg” width=”570″ height=”379″/></a></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”35″><p>The Democratic National Committee selected Philadelphia to host its 2016 nominating convention for president. In a bipartisan show of support, the city also successfully hosted the Republican Convention in 2000.</p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text”><p><strong>More than half-baked</strong></p></div> <center/> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text”><p><a href=”http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-05-29-1432939672-514519-HighStreetbakedgoods800x521.jpg” rel=”nofollow”><img alt=”2015-05-29-1432939672-514519-HighStreetbakedgoods800x521.jpg” src=”http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-05-29-1432939672-514519-HighStreetbakedgoods800x521-thumb.jpg” width=”570″ height=”371″/></a></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”34″><p>High Street on Market was chosen by <em>Travel + Leisure</em> as America’s best new restaurant for 2015. In our opinion, the baked goods are worth a visit all by themselves.</p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text”><p><strong>Over the boardwalk</strong></p></div> <center/> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”32″><p><a href=”http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-05-29-1432930944-2561720-schuylkillbanksboardwalkoverview1920vp614x408.jpg” rel=”nofollow”><img alt=”2015-05-29-1432930944-2561720-schuylkillbanksboardwalkoverview1920vp614x408.jpg” src=”http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-05-29-1432930944-2561720-schuylkillbanksboardwalkoverview1920vp614x408-thumb.jpg” width=”570″ height=”378″/></a><em>Photo courtesy Schuylkill River Development Corporation</em></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”35″><p>The Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk on Center City’s western edge extends out over the river and provides a 15-foot-wide path for strollers, joggers and bikers. Solar-powered lights illuminate it at night.</p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”32″><p><strong>Homer Simpson would approve</strong></p></div> <center/> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text”><p><a href=”http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-05-29-1432939985-2747299-Frangellisdonutswebweb750x663.jpg” rel=”nofollow”><img alt=”2015-05-29-1432939985-2747299-Frangellisdonutswebweb750x663.jpg” src=”http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-05-29-1432939985-2747299-Frangellisdonutswebweb750x663-thumb.jpg” width=”570″ height=”390″/></a></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”34″><p>We’ve traveled to six continents seeking the world’s best doughnuts and it turns out they were right here in our backyard. Frangelli’s Bakery at 847 West Ritner Street in South Philly hand pumps the jelly and custard donuts to order. They don’t get fresher than that.</p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”32″><p><strong>Even the Pope loves Philly</strong></p></div> <center/> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text”><p><a href=”http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-05-29-1432931663-9580703-30845967_s.jpg” rel=”nofollow”><img alt=”2015-05-29-1432931663-9580703-30845967_s.jpg” src=”http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-05-29-1432931663-9580703-30845967_s-thumb.jpg” width=”450″ height=”300″/></a></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”34″><p>You don’t normally associate Popes with hipness but the current Pope Francis and his “Popestar” status may change all that. More than a million people are expected to turn out to see him in late September in Philadelphia.</p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text”><p><strong>Made in America</strong></p></div> <center/> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text”><p><a href=”http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-05-29-1432941668-3077299-outdoorconcert.jpg” rel=”nofollow”><img alt=”2015-05-29-1432941668-3077299-outdoorconcert.jpg” src=”http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-05-29-1432941668-3077299-outdoorconcert-thumb.jpg” width=”570″ height=”379″/></a></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”35″><p>Jay Z picked Philadelphia to host his annual Made in America Festival. The concert takes place on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway with the world-famous Rocky Steps as a backdrop. Past headliners have included Pearl Jam, Beyonce and Iggy Azalea.</p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”34″><p><strong>Pop-up parks are, well, popping up all over</strong></p></div> <center/> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”32″><p><a href=”http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-05-29-1432941943-3240591-sprucestreetharborpark.jpg” rel=”nofollow”><img alt=”2015-05-29-1432941943-3240591-sprucestreetharborpark.jpg” src=”http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-05-29-1432941943-3240591-sprucestreetharborpark-thumb.jpg” width=”570″ height=”380″/></a><em/><em>Photo credit Matt Stanley</em></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”36″><p>Spruce Street Harbor Park has arrived on the Delaware River waterfront this summer. The pop-up park includes floating barges converted to restaurants, rent a kayak or sail a remote controlled sailboat, or just laze in a hammock and gaze at the stars. </p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text”><p><strong>Where Rocky still lives</strong></p></div> <center/> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text”><p><a href=”http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-05-29-1432938404-314837-MIkeKundaRocky800x587.jpg” rel=”nofollow”><img alt=”2015-05-29-1432938404-314837-MIkeKundaRocky800x587.jpg” src=”http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-05-29-1432938404-314837-MIkeKundaRocky800x587-thumb.jpg” width=”570″ height=”418″/></a></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”37″><p>The Rocky steps are the most visited movie sight on the planet. Practically 24/7 you’ll find visitors from around the world emulating their hero, Rocky Balboa, running up the steps and then posing by the famous Rocky statue. Who knows, you might even meet Rocky there.</p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text”><p><strong>Ratings winner</strong></p></div> <center/> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text”><p><a href=”http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-05-29-1432935467-7829048-PLTOldCityIntroMichaelMilne640x474.jpg” rel=”nofollow”><img alt=”2015-05-29-1432935467-7829048-PLTOldCityIntroMichaelMilne640x474.jpg” src=”http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-05-29-1432935467-7829048-PLTOldCityIntroMichaelMilne640x474-thumb.jpg” width=”570″ height=”422″/></a></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”35″><p><em>Business Insider</em> chose Philadelphia as the No. 1 most underrated city in America for 20-somethings to live in, noting its public transportation, ample parkland and high number of single people. </p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text”><p><strong>Hometown Roots</strong></p></div> <center/> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”9.4117647058824″><p><a href=”http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-05-29-1432940451-4430400-TheRoots.jpg” rel=”nofollow”><img alt=”2015-05-29-1432940451-4430400-TheRoots.jpg” src=”http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-05-29-1432940451-4430400-TheRoots-thumb.jpg” width=”507″ height=”317″/></a><br/><em>Photo courtesy <a href=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AThe_Roots_2007.jpg” rel=”nofollow” target=”_hplink”>Aaron Matthews via Wikimedia Commons</a> </em></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”35″><p>The Roots, Jimmy Fallon’s house band on <em>The Tonight Show</em>, are from Philly and return every year for The Roots Picnic at Penn’s Landing on the waterfront.</p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”32″><p><strong>What kind of a crack is that?</strong></p></div> <center/> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text”><p><a href=”http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-05-29-1432934806-8991320-PLTLibertyBellIndyHallMichaelMilne800x662.jpg” rel=”nofollow”><img alt=”2015-05-29-1432934806-8991320-PLTLibertyBellIndyHallMichaelMilne800x662.jpg” src=”http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-05-29-1432934806-8991320-PLTLibertyBellIndyHallMichaelMilne800x662-thumb.jpg” width=”570″ height=”471″/></a></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”35″><p>It takes a lot of confidence for a city to offer something that’s broken as one of its most visited tourist attractions. But there you have it with the famously cracked Liberty Bell, symbol of American freedom worldwide.</p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text”><p><strong>Kabletown from 30 Rock</strong></p></div> <center/> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text”><p><a href=”http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-05-29-1432937449-4009977-comcastinnovationandtechnologycenterdusk940.jpg” rel=”nofollow”><img alt=”2015-05-29-1432937449-4009977-comcastinnovationandtechnologycenterdusk940.jpg” src=”http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-05-29-1432937449-4009977-comcastinnovationandtechnologycenterdusk940-thumb.jpg” width=”570″ height=”327″/></a></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”37″><p>People may not like their cable provider but local employer, cable giant Comcast, is building a vertical high-tech campus that will be the tallest building between New York and Atlanta and attract tech workers from around the world. And a big thank you to everyone who pays their Comcast bill on time. It’s helping to pay for this nifty building in our hometown.</p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text”><p><strong>Alley cats</strong></p></div> <center/> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text”><p><a href=”http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-05-29-1432931429-3405180-Phillysmallstreet800x520.jpg” rel=”nofollow”><img alt=”2015-05-29-1432931429-3405180-Phillysmallstreet800x520.jpg” src=”http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-05-29-1432931429-3405180-Phillysmallstreet800x520-thumb.jpg” width=”570″ height=”370″/></a></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”34″><p>You can live on a street that is six-feet wide. Used as cartways in colonial times, these breezy little streets provide a quiet respite in the heart of the bustling city.</p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text”><p><strong>Not quite six feet under</strong></p></div> <center/> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text”><p><a href=”http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-05-29-1432932681-9470153-Phillymausoleum.gif” rel=”nofollow”><img alt=”2015-05-29-1432932681-9470153-Phillymausoleum.gif” src=”http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-05-29-1432932681-9470153-Phillymausoleum-thumb.gif” width=”570″ height=”120″/></a></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”38″><p>For a taste of the avant-garde, the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art is a gallery and performance space located in a former mausoleum and tombstone salesroom that highlights underground, alternative and DIY culture and of course, the annual Eraserhead Festival. Check them out at 531 N 12th St.</p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”32″><p><strong>For when you have pizza on the brain</strong></p></div> <center/> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”15.483870967742″><p><a href=”http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-05-29-1432934685-6131255-pizzabrain640x414.jpg” rel=”nofollow”><img alt=”2015-05-29-1432934685-6131255-pizzabrain640x414.jpg” src=”http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-05-29-1432934685-6131255-pizzabrain640x414-thumb.jpg” width=”570″ height=”368″/></a><br/><em>Photo courtesy <a href=”http://bit.ly/1JZKlsc” rel=”nofollow” target=”_hplink”>Vivian D. Nguyen</a></em></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”33″><p>Pizza Brain houses the Guinness World Records certified largest collection of pizza memorabilia in its museum/pizzeria. The pizza is crazy good too. Find them at 2311-13 Frankford Avenue. </p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”32″><p><strong>Going to prison on vacation</strong></p></div> <center/> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text”><p><a href=”http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-05-29-1432931922-5809054-EasternStatepenitentiarybwexterior750x566.jpg” rel=”nofollow”><img alt=”2015-05-29-1432931922-5809054-EasternStatepenitentiarybwexterior750x566.jpg” src=”http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-05-29-1432931922-5809054-EasternStatepenitentiarybwexterior750x566-thumb.jpg” width=”570″ height=”430″/></a></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”38″><p>With the Gothic pile of stone also known as Eastern State Penitentiary beckoning, who can resist going to prison? Better yet, come in October to take part in the nation’s scariest haunted house. The circa 1829 structure was once the most famous prison in the world and even housed the original Scarface, Al Capone.</p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”34″><p>Philadelphia is definitely the place to be this year, as it has been for over 300 years. What are some of your favorite places to visit there?</p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”32.358490566038″><p><em>Author information: Philadelphia natives <strong>Larissa and Michael Milne</strong> have been global nomads since 2011, traveling around the world with a Rocky statue. You can follow their journey and pick up valuable travel tips on their award-winning blog at <a href=”http://www.changesinlongitude.com/” rel=”nofollow” target=”_hplink”>Changes in Longitude</a>.</em></p></div> <p>Also on HuffPost:</p> <div class=”slideshow” data-beacon=”}” data-data-url=”/mapi/v2/us/entry/7471458/slideshow/11457.json?device=desktop” data-slideshow-id=”11457″ id=”slideshow-11457″> <div class=”slideshow__preview” readability=”6″> <div class=”slideshow__preview__text” readability=”32″> <p>40 Prettiest Cities in the World</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class=”slideshow-overlay hidden” data-beacon=”}” id=”overlay-11457″> <div class=”slideshow-overlay__container”> <div class=”slideshow-overlay__container__left”> <div class=”slideshow-overlay__container__left__info”> <p>Florence, Italy</p> </div> <div class=”slideshow-overlay__container__left__side-share” data-beacon=”}” data-sharingimage=”http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/11457/slide_11457_150657_free.jpg”> <p class=”share-text”>Share this slide:</p> </div> </div> <div class=”slideshow-overlay__container__content js-slideshow-content”> <div class=”slideshow-overlay__container__content__slide”> <img src=”http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/11457/slide_11457_150657_free.jpg” itemprop=”image”/></div> <p>Flickr:Alaskan Dude</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class=”books” data-beacon=”}” readability=”1.2545454545455″> <div class=”books__branding” readability=”7″> <p>This Blogger’s Books and Other Items from…</p> <a class=”books__branding–logo” href=”http://www.amazon.com/” target=”_blank”> <img src=”http://assets.huffingtonpost.com/amazon-sidebar.gif”/></a> </div> </div> <p><strong><a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org”>Let’s block ads!</a></strong> <a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org/acceptable.html”>(Why?)</a></p> Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:21:39 +0000 updates@huffingtonpost.com (Larissa and Michael Milne) 21 Reasons Philadelphia Is The Coolest City In America blog http://i.huffpost.com/gen/2747530/images/o-PHILADELPHIA-facebook.jpg http://www.huffingtonpost.com/larissa-and-michael-milne/25-reasons-why-philadelph_b_7471458.html Philadelphia is experiencing an influx of residents who are attracted to the City of Brotherly Love’s unexpected hip vibe. Here’s why: The N… en-US text/html http://www.huffingtonpost.com/larissa-and-michael-milne/25-reasons-why-philadelph_b_7471458.html http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/28/philadelphia-underrated-city_n_4826930.html http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/28/philadelphia-underrated-city_n_4826930.html <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”34.647398843931″><p>The City of Brotherly Love doesn’t actually seem to get much brotherly love from its east coast neighbors, New York City and Washington D.C. Meanwhile Los Angeles and San Francisco steal the glory on the opposite coast, and Chicago dominates the midwest. Being ranked <a href=”http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/public_health/We-Are-Number-1—-Again.html” target=”_hplink”>the fattest</a> <em>and</em> <a href=”http://www.reuters.com/article/2007/10/22/us-philadelphia-unattractive-idUSSAT25368720071022″ target=”_hplink”>the ugliest</a> big city in America probably doesn’t help matters. </p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”38″><p>But when you’re looking for an exciting American city to explore, Philadelphia deserves a second look. Whether you’re into punk music or Impressionist art, competitive eating or fine dining, bike riding or marathon running, here’s why Philly should be your next travel destination. </p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”18.871794871795″><p><big><strong><a href=”http://www.thrillist.com/drink/philadelphia/an-every-neighorhood-guide-to-phillys-best-byobs” target=”_hplink”>It has over 200 BYOB restaurants</a> — and almost none of them have corkage fees. </strong></big></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph image”><p><img alt=”byob philly” src=”http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1649676/thumbs/o-BYOB-PHILLY-570.jpg?1″/></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”31.803652968037″><p>An unusually high proportion of Philly’s restaurants are BYOB, due in part to the state’s expensive liquor licenses. You can even use <a href=”http://archive.visitphilly.com/byobmap/” target=”_hplink”>this interactive map</a> to locate BYOB restaurants in 17 different Philly neighborhoods.</p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”33″><p><big><strong>It’s the most thrilling, raucous place to watch a sporting event. </strong></big></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph image”><p><img alt=”philly fans” src=”http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1648430/thumbs/o-PHILLY-FANS-570.jpg?2″/></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”20.333333333333″><p>According to almost any metric, <a href=”http://bleacherreport.com/articles/278458-love-em-or-hate-em-philadelphia-fans-are-the-best” target=”_hplink”>Philadelphia fans are the most loyal fans</a> in sports. Also: tailgating. </p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”32″><p><big><strong>It is an American history nerd’s Promised Land.</strong></big></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph image”><p><img alt=”history in philly” src=”http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1647252/thumbs/o-HISTORY-IN-PHILLY-570.jpg?1″/></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”48″><p>You’ve probably heard of the Liberty Bell, the famed Philadelphia Art Museum and Betsy Ross House, the latter of which honors the maker of the first American flag. But you can soak in even more history at the Mütter Museum (devoted to medical history and oddities), the National Museum of American Jewish History, The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, the African American Museum, the Philadelphia Mint, the Mummers Museum, the Independence Seaport Museum, Elfreth’s Alley (supposedly the country’s “oldest residential street”), the American Swedish Historical Museum, Carpenters’ Hall, City Tavern (a recreated version of the original 18th century tavern the Founding Fathers used to hang out at, which now serves authentic colonial recipes)… the list is endless.</p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”25.454545454545″><p><big><strong>The <a href=”http://www.philadelphiaweekly.com/drink/features/Ever-Wonder-Where-the-Special-Came-From.html” target=”_hplink”>”Citywide Special”</a> consists of a shot of Jim Beam and a can of PBR beer for just $3.</strong></big></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph image”><p><img alt=”citywide special” src=”http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1648559/thumbs/o-CITYWIDE-SPECIAL-570.jpg?3″/></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”30.238095238095″><p>The insanely affordable combo, which legend has it was started at Bob &amp; Barbara’s on South Street, can be had in some form at <a href=”http://philly.thedrinknation.com/articles/read/6645-Where-to-Find-the-Citywide-Special#sthash.8nbYYOWQ.dpuf” target=”_hplink”>over 20 bars in town</a>.</p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”32″><p><big><strong>Addison Street is arguably the prettiest street in the entire Northeast.</strong></big></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph image”><p><img alt=”addison” src=”http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1647221/thumbs/o-ADDISON-570.jpg?1″/></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”35″><p>Located in Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square neighborhood, this quiet, tree-lined street boasts the kind of picturesque brick townhouses you imagine the Founding Fathers once lived in.</p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”32″><p><big><strong>The soft pretzels will change your mind about street food.</strong></big></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph image”><p><img alt=”pretzels” src=”http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1647207/thumbs/o-PRETZELS-570.jpg?1″/></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”33.719457013575″><p><a href=”http://philadelphiaencyclopedia.org/archive/pretzels/” target=”_hplink”>It’s been said</a> that soft pretzels are to Philadelphia as crepes are to Paris: You can get them for cheap, eat them on the go, buy them almost anywhere… and they will convince you that no other city’s version is as good.</p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”32″><p><big><strong>Or score pretzels from an actual establishment on the midnight Pretzel Ride.</strong></big></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text”><p><a href=”http://instagram.com/p/cawt5zGlvz/” target=”_hplink”><img alt=”pretzel ride” src=”http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1649775/thumbs/o-PRETZEL-RIDE-570.jpg?2″/></a></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”37″><p>Every Tuesday night right before midnight, carb-loving bike riders meet at the Art Museum and take off down to Center City Pretzel Co., where you can score several pretzels for just $1. Oh, and there’s plenty of mustard and Cheez Whiz to top ’em off.</p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”33″><p><big><strong>It’s home to the Wing Bowl, one of the wildest competitive eating contests you’ve ever witnessed.</strong></big></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph image”><p><img alt=”wing bowl” src=”http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1649697/thumbs/o-WING-BOWL-570.jpg?1″/></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”39″><p>Founded in 1993 by two hosts of Philly’s Sportsradio WIP station, the Wing Bowl takes place in Philly’s Wells Fargo Center, home to the Flyers and the Sixers — in other words, it draws HUGE crowds. If seeing people consume hundreds of chicken wings in a matter of minutes is your thing, this is the contest you need to see.</p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”32″><p> <br/><big><strong>The city’s massive Eastern State Penitentiary is the best time you’ve ever had at a prison.</strong></big></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph image”><p><img alt=”eastern state” src=”http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1647187/thumbs/o-EASTERN-STATE-570.jpg?1″/></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”36″><p>In addition to historic tours narrated by Steve Buscemi, the Penitentiary also houses art exhibits and best haunted houses you’ll ever walk through on Halloween. After all, Al Capone was once locked up here.</p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”29.181102362205″><p><big><strong>It’s insanely easy to navigate thanks to <a href=”http://www.centercityphila.org/docs/walkphila_infosheet.pdf” target=”_hplink”>Walk! Philadelphia</a>, the largest comprehensive pedestrian sign system in North America.</strong></big></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph image”><p><img alt=”walk philadelphia” src=”http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1647197/thumbs/o-WALK-PHILADELPHIA-570.jpg?1″/></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”40″><p>Installed in 1995, these oversized, colorful signs are located throughout the city to demarcate cardinal directions, neighborhood names, historical sites, cultural destinations and more. Between the abundant signage and Philadelphia’s grid system, this city is hard to get lost in.</p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”32″><p><big><strong>The legendary cheesesteaks live up to the lore.</strong></big></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph image”><p><img alt=”cheesesteak” src=”http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1647215/thumbs/o-CHEESESTEAK-570.jpg?1″/></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”33.571428571429″><p>Sure, you can get the traditional experience at Pat’s and Geno’s. But <a href=”http://www.johnsroastpork.com/” target=”_hplink”>John’s Roast Pork</a> serves a mouth-watering cheesesteak <em>and</em> has actually won a James Beard Award. (Needless to say, they don’t serve cheesesteaks with the ubiquitous Cheese Whiz here.)</p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”34″><p><big><strong>The Phillies stadium, Citizens Bank Park, has dollar hot dog nights.</strong></big></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph image”><p><img alt=”philly hot dog” src=”http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1647251/thumbs/o-PHILLY-HOT-DOG-570.jpg?1″/></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”33″><p>On Hatfield Phillies Franks Dollar Dog Night, hot dogs cost $1. ’nuff said.</p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”16.813559322034″><p><big><strong>The Phillies stadium was also <a href=”http://philadelphia.phillies.mlb.com/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20070416&amp;content_id=1908043&amp;vkey=pr_phi&amp;fext=.jsp&amp;c_id=phi” target=”_hplink”>rated #1 vegetarian ballpark</a>.</strong></big></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph image”><p><img alt=”citizen bank park” src=”http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1647262/thumbs/o-CITIZEN-BANK-PARK-570.jpg?2″/></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”38″><p>Southwestern veggie burgers, vegan chicken sandwiches, roasted veggie wraps, crab-free crab cake salad — you can eat all these veggie things while taking in a baseball game, not to mention gluten-free hot dogs.</p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”32″><p><big><strong>The Barnes Foundation is one of the quirkiest art museums in America. </strong></big></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph image”><p><img alt=”barnes foundation” src=”http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1647272/thumbs/o-BARNES-FOUNDATION-570.jpg?2″/></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”41.083215796897″><p>The Barnes Foundation is actually the personal collection of one rather curmudgeonly man, Albert C. Barnes. Barnes famously established his collection in Merion, a suburb of Philadelphia, rather than in the city <a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jane-chafin/the-barnes-foundation-the_b_886167.html” target=”_hplink”>because he felt that</a> “Philadelphia is a depressing intellectual slum” and “the Philadelphia Museum of Art is a house of artistic and intellectual prostitution.” Despite his wishes and after <a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/02/barnes-exceo-not-broke-wh_n_1643589.html” target=”_hplink”>much debate over his legacy</a> (Barnes died in 1951), the $25 billion collection was moved into the city in 2012. Now Philly visitors can see Barnes’ 181 Renoirs, 69 Cezannes, 59 Matisses, 46 Picassos and 7 Van Goghs, not to mention the many peculiar ironwork pieces interspersed among the paintings, up close.</p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”35″><p><big><strong>But if you want a major, mega art museum like the Louvre or the Met, Philly’s got that, too. </strong></big></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph image”><p><img alt=”art museum” src=”http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1648574/thumbs/o-ART-MUSEUM-570.jpg?2″/></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”39″><p>After running “Rocky”-style up the steps, you’ll encounter over 400,000 works of art in this world-class museum, including Vincent van Gogh’s “Sunflowers,” Pablo Picasso’s “Three Musicians,” Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s “Bathers” painting and countless more iconic pieces. </p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”33″><p><big><strong>Reading Terminal Market sells almost any kind of cuisine you can think of — including authentic Amish food.</strong></big></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph image”><p><img alt=”reading terminal market” src=”http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1649732/thumbs/o-READING-TERMINAL-MARKET-570.jpg?1″/></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”45″><p>Since its founding in the late 1800s, the indoor market has been stocked with food from hundreds of farmers and distributors. Standing close to its original location, the market now serves up Chinese food, cheesesteaks, hoagies, fresh seafood, produce, crepes, BBQ chicken, cajun cuisine and the Dutch Eating Place, an eatery featuring true Pennsylvania Dutch cooking.</p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”32″><p><big><strong>Philadelphia is getting its own bike share program… and it will actually be accessible.</strong></big></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph image”><p><img alt=”bike share philly” src=”http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1648441/thumbs/o-BIKE-SHARE-PHILLY-570.jpg?2″/></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”26.926174496644″><p>Beginning in fall 2014, 150-200 bike share stations will be installed throughout Philly’s most popular neighborhoods <a href=”http://www.ibtimes.com/citi-bike-launches-nyc-will-it-reach-new-yorkers-who-arent-rich-white-1284617″ target=”_hplink”>(and not just the wealthy ones)</a>. </p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”33″><p><big><strong>Beer is really, really cheap.</strong></big></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph image”><p><img alt=”cheap beer” src=”http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1654226/thumbs/o-CHEAP-BEER-570.jpg?1″/></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”32.515151515152″><p>Like, $1 for a beer in some places and pitchers for under $10. The best deals <a href=”http://www.dailyhappyhour.com/pennsylvania/philadelphia/” target=”_hplink”>can be had at happy hour</a>, natch. (We can’t guarantee, however, that the beers pictured above can be found for a dollar.)</p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”33″><p><big><strong>In fact, America’s oldest brewery is right in Philadelphia’s backyard.</strong></big></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph image”><p><img alt=”yuengling” src=”http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1647281/thumbs/o-YUENGLING-570.jpg?1″/></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”38″><p>D. G. Yuengling &amp; Son was founded in 1829 in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, the town where it is still located today, and is one of the most ubiquitous beers in Philly. Oh, and you can get it for $3 at plenty of happy hours around the city. </p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”33″><p><big><strong>The music scene is fierce, independent and embodying Philly’s “fight the man” attitude.</strong></big></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph image”><p><img alt=”r5 productions” src=”http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1648799/thumbs/o-R5-PRODUCTIONS-570.jpg?1″/></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”35.121212121212″><p>From <a href=”http://www.yelp.com/biz/pi-lam-philadelphia” target=”_hplink”>Pi Lam</a>, the co-ed University of Pennsylvania frat-turned-indie rock venue, to <a href=”http://www.r5productions.com/” target=”_hplink”>R5 Productions</a>, a DIY promotions agency that helps small bands land shows, Philadelphia is full of energetic musicians and fans dedicated to quality live music in an accessible way.</p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”33″><p><big><strong>Federal Donuts is so good, you’ll never eat at Dunkin Donuts again.</strong></big></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph image”><p><img alt=”donuts” src=”http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1647309/thumbs/o-DONUTS-570.jpg?2″/></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”43″><p>Scoring a donut here is a feat in and of itself — there are a limited amount made per day, and if you come too late, they’ll all be gone. But if you do nab one, you’ll get to try the yummiest donuts you’ve ever had in flavors like sea salt and chocolate, sticky bun, cookies and cream, gingerbread, strawberry lavender, vanilla spice and “crumberry.”</p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”32″><p><big><strong>The Philadelphia Eagles have the best fight song of any football team. </strong></big></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph image”><p><img alt=”eagles fight song” src=”http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1647313/thumbs/o-EAGLES-FIGHT-SONG-570.jpg?1″/></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”30.032467532468″><p><a href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1zJeGf-gpc” target=”_hplink”>Redskins fans might disagree.</a> But there’s nothing to get you revved up like hearing 67,000 people sing “Fly, Eagles, Fly” in one spirited, drunken chorus. </p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”33″><p><big><strong>Boathouse Row is one of the most beautiful places to run, bike and stroll.</strong></big></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph image”><p><img alt=”boathouse row” src=”http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1647183/thumbs/o-BOATHOUSE-ROW-570.jpg?1″/></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”36″><p>Running along the edge of the Schuylkill River, this row of historic boathouses are not only the site of regattas dating back to the 19th century but also a stunning visual treat at night, when the edges of each boathouse are lit up in twinkling white lights. </p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”33″><p><big><strong>It boasts some of the most accessible, scenic races for runners. </strong></big></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph image”><p><img alt=”broad street run” src=”http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1647296/thumbs/o-BROAD-STREET-RUN-570.jpg?2″/></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”38″><p>Philadelphia is not only the site of one of the 30 Rock’n’Roll Half Marathons, it also has the insanely popular Broad Street Run, the nation’s largest 10-mile race, which draws over 40,000 runners each spring.</p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”24.655172413793″><p><big><strong>It’s bursting with a vibrant arts community, including numerous <a href=”http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/arts-culture/61797-collective-citywide-exhibit-celebrates-phillys-contemporary-art-scene” target=”_hplink”>artist-run collectives</a>.</strong></big></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph image”><p><img alt=”artist collective” src=”http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1648731/thumbs/o-ARTIST-COLLECTIVE-570.jpg?1″/></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”34.491525423729″><p>The fiercely independent, community-driven arts scene fosters individual artists and encourages collaboration, an effort exemplified by the recent <a href=”http://citywidephilly.com/AboutCITYWIDE.html” target=”_hplink”>CITYWIDE project</a>, which brought nearly 20 collectives together to exchange ideas and art.</p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”32″><p><big><strong>Some of the best restaurateurs in the world have set up shop in Philadelphia. </strong></big></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph image”><p><img alt=”buddakan” src=”http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1648925/thumbs/o-BUDDAKAN-570.jpg?2″/></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”36″><p>Stephen Starr was named “Restaurateur of the Year.” Jose Garces is one of only eight chefs in the country to hold the title of Iron Chef. Marc Vetri is a James Beard Award winner. Between these big names and numerous other world-class chefs, Philly’s restaurant scene is bursting with talent and ingenuity. (Don’t believe us? Go have a meal at Buddakan.)</p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”32″><p><big><strong>Fairmount Park is one of the largest city-owned parks in the country.</strong></big></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph image”><p><img alt=”park” src=”http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1648941/thumbs/o-PARK-570.jpg?2″/></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”32″><p>And it’s drop-dead gorgeous. </p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”32″><p><big><strong>Native New Yorker Jay Z set his “Made In America” festival in Philly.</strong></big></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph image”><p><img alt=”jay z made in america” src=”http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1649655/thumbs/o-JAY-Z-MADE-IN-AMERICA-570.jpg?2″/></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”38.922558922559″><p>Jay Z not only performed on Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway for the first annual “Made In America” fest; he also curated the entire impressive lineups both years, which in 2013 included Nine Inch Nails, Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, Macklemore &amp; Ryan Lewis… oh yeah, and his wife, <a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/02/beyonce-made-in-america-performance-video_n_3856183.html” target=”_hplink”>Beyoncé</a>. </p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”33″><p><big><strong>If you love drag, you can get a weekly fix at Bob &amp; Barbara’s.</strong></big></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph image”><p><img alt=”bob and barbara” src=”http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1649617/thumbs/o-BOB-AND-BARBARA-570.jpg?1″/></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”35″><p>Hailed as the longest-running drag show in the city, this show is a reliable Thursday evening feature of a local bar that draws a diverse crowd. Best part? Getting in will only cost you $7. <em>(Pictured above: DJ K-Tell &amp; The Dumpsta Players.)</em></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”19.014492753623″><p><big><strong>The <a href=”http://phillynakedbikeride.org/” target=”_hplink”>Philadelphia Naked Bike Ride</a> is a bold celebration of body image.</strong></big></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph image”><p><img alt=”naked bike riding” src=”http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1649760/thumbs/o-NAKED-BIKE-RIDING-570.jpg?1″/></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”35″><p>Like New York City and London, Philly celebrates cycling culture and positive body image with its annual Naked Ride, a massive event with over a thousand scantily-clad participants. </p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph image”><p><img alt=”wawa” src=”http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1649774/thumbs/o-WAWA-570.jpg?2″/></p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”37.421052631579″><p>Has there ever been a more beloved convenience store? The touch-screen ordering docks, the milkshake machines, the signature lemonade iced tea, <a href=”http://www.grubgrade.com/2013/06/24/wawa-hoagiefest-is-back/” target=”_hplink”>Hoagiefest</a>… volumes of poetry could be (and, let’s be honest, probably have been) written about Wawa.</p></div> <div class=”content-list-component mt-paragraph text” readability=”37″><p><em><strong>Clarifications:</strong></em> This article has been updated to reflect that the current City Tavern is a rebuilt version of the 18th-century original, which was destroyed in 1854. It also has been updated to note that the Yuengling brewery is not actually located in Philadelphia proper, and Reading Terminal Market is not actually located on Market Street. </p></div> <div class=”entry-corrections js-entry-corrections”> <a class=”suggest-correction” href=”javascript:void(0)” id=”suggest-correction-link”>Suggest a correction</a> </div> <p><strong><a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org”>Let’s block ads!</a></strong> <a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org/acceptable.html”>(Why?)</a></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 12:23:36 +0000 updates@huffingtonpost.com (The Huffington Post News Team) 31 Reasons Philadelphia Is The Most Underrated City In America article http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1649794/images/o-PHILADELPHIA-SUNSET-facebook.jpg http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/28/philadelphia-underrated-city_n_4826930.html The City of Brotherly Love doesn’t actually seem to get much brotherly love from its east coast neighbors, New York City and Washington D.C. 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