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Uwishunu Feature published on January 13, 2021

Fodor's Travel Says Philly Is One of Five U.S. Spots to Visit in 2021

Can't head to London? Forget Big Ben and check out the Liberty Bell, says the team at the 80-year-old travel company...

Photo by Visit Philadelphia

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If international travel isn’t in the cards this year, Fodor’s has some can’t-miss domestic travel recommendations for 2021 — including a trip to you know where.

In the same month that Philly scored big-name placements in Condé Nast Traveler, Esquire and Frommer’s, Fodor’s Travel has named Philadelphia as one of five U.S. cities that offer an experience similar to well-known spots around the world.

Philly often plays second fiddle to NYC, but is equally enriched with a dynamic food scene, history, and its own rich culture. - Fodor's Travel

The 80-year-old travel and tourism company says that those wishing to head to London have a great option right here in the U.S. — and no, it’s not New York. (To that, we add: duh.)

Among many of Philly’s best attributes that compare favorably to London, Fodor’s specifically calls out the city’s food scene and “abundance of pubs.” (Editor’s note: Don’t forget craft breweries, too!)

Also warranting a mention: the city’s unparalleled history, tours and museums, as well as scenic attractions along the Delaware River waterfront.

Friends drinking beer at the Food Trust's Market at Cherry Street Pier in Philadelphia Friends drinking beer at the Food Trust's Market at Cherry Street Pier in Philadelphia

The team at Fodor’s calls out many of Philly’s best things to do, including exploring spots like Cherry Street Pier (pictured) on the Delaware River waterfront.   — (Cherry Street Pier | Photo by K. Kelly for Visit Philadelphia)

Last but certainly not least, “wild, cranky residents with unique accents” receive a shout out. (Here, we call that grit, and we take it as a compliment. Thanks!)

Folks who plan to follow Fodor’s advice and explore Greater Philadelphia in 2021 have tons to look forward to, including new museums and hotels, as well as exciting restaurant and brewery openings and so much more.

Forget the London fog — we’ll see you in Philly.

 

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