Philadelphia was named one of the best cities to visit in 2020 by National Geographic and is one of just two American locations on the magazine’s annual list, writes Virginia Streva for the Philly Voice.
The “Best Trips 2020” list includes 25 destinations from around the world.
For Philadelphia, the magazine highlighted the murals and art installations that pepper the city along with South Philly’s Italian roots and the neighborhood’s “vegan-punk-metal coffeehouses.”
The magazine also advises visitors to ensure to visit the Mütter Museum and Edgar Allan Poe House.
The City of Brotherly Love also ranked first for the cities on the “Best Trips 2020” list, ahead of Telc in Czech Republic, Fort Kochi in India, and Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
What makes Philadelphia a must-visit location?
“Think of Detroit, Cleveland, and Cincinnati: resurgent, postindustrial American cities that are channeling creative forces to reinvent themselves for a new generation,“ writes the magazine.
“Philly is like this but better. It’s a scrappy underdog with a heart of gold and — who can resist the “Rocky” reference? — the eye of the tiger.”
Read more about the list at the Philly Voice by clicking here.