PHILADEPHIA PA - Good things happen in Philadelphia, according to Condé Nast Traveler, recently naming Philadelphia one of eight must-visit destinations in the world for 2021. The popular magazine joined Travel + Leisure, Esquire, Frommer’s, and others in raving about Philadelphia.


Why Philadelphia is the Must-Visit Destination of 2021

The takeaway? Philadelphia should be on travelers’ 2021 must-visit lists thanks to a slate of openings, expansions, and first-ever happenings, along with its iconic history, vast open spaces, resilient restaurant scene, cool neighborhoods, and diverse hotel offerings.

In 2021, Philadelphia will emerge from the pandemic with so much to look forward to. In May, Independence Mall will welcome its newest attraction: the Faith and Liberty Discovery Center.

In June, the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show will move outdoors for the first time in its 192-year history. And in the fall, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, fresh off the unveiling of its Frank Gehry-designed renovation, will mount an exhibition of works by Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror, which will occur alongside a mirror exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.

Hotel openings include the city’s first W Hotel and a boutique property in a National Historic Landmark building, the Guild House Hotel.

“In 2021, there are potentially 120 million domestic trips up for grabs, and 10% of these trips are from residents who live in northeast drive markets*,” says Jeff Guaracino, President & CEO, VISIT PHILADELPHIA®. “Philadelphia is the perfect destination for first-time and repeat visitors eager to dip their toes back into travel. First off, it’s a town that’s easy to get to and easy to get around. Beyond that, it’s a classic but modern city filled with walkable neighborhoods, iconic attractions, green spaces galore, fun events, acclaimed hotels, and some of the best chefs and restaurants in the U.S., many of which are James Beard Award winners.”

To make trips as easy as possible, visitors can book the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package, including free hotel parking and a buy-one-get-one offer on attraction tickets sold at the Independence Visitor Center. The package is available at more than 35 hotels through June 1, 2021.

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