With its rich historical heritage, Philadelphia is one of the United States’ most visited cities. After all, both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were signed here in Independence Hall. Renaissance man Benjamin Franklin once called this city home. And before Washington, D.C. usurped its role, Philadelphia served as the country’s capital. Yet the city is far from being stuck in its glorious past. The Philly of today is filled with notable museums, a bumping nightlife, beloved sports teams and a thriving restaurant scene that encompasses more than just the ubiquitous cheesesteak.

The U.S. News & World Report travel rankings are based on analysis of expert and user opinions.

Philadelphia is ranked as:
#1 in Best Day Trips from New York City
#2 in Best Historic Destinations in the USA
#2 in Best Weekend Getaways