Lonely Planet, the world's largest travel guide book publisher in the world, recently released their list of America's most "unexpectedly exciting places to see in the United States in 2016," and topping the list was none other than Philadelphia. Lonely Planet knows travel and being included at the top of this list was no small feat. Philadelphia was in competition with places such as Yellowstone, Alaska, and San Antonio.
Click here to read the full list of places to see in 2016. If you're wondering why Philadelphia was chosen as number one, Lonely Planet wrote another article highlighting our city's best features and why it deserves a visit in 2016.
Being named the best place to see in the United States in 2016 is an honor for Philadelphia, and comes just months after the city was named a World Heritage City, the first on that list to be located in the United States. The World Heritage designation towards the end of 2015 was a major milestone for the city and was led in large part by the Global Philadelphia Association, a partner organization of the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia.