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 the fattest and the ugliest big city in America probably doesn’t help matters.
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.