January 09, 2015
The New York Times released its picks of the greatest destinations in the world to visit this year. And guess who nabbed bronze? Philly is featured at No. 3 under the subtitle, "The making of an urban outdoor oasis."
Coming in just below Milan (No. 1) and Cuba (No.2), the City of Brotherly Love gets big ups for renovations over the past year:
"Dilworth Park, formerly a hideous slab of concrete adjoining City Hall, reopened this past autumn as a green, pedestrian-friendly public space with a winter ice-skating rink (and a cafe by the indefatigable chef Jose Garces.) Public art installations, mini “parklets” and open-air beer gardens have become common sights."
The Times also mentions the Delaware River waterfront, Race Street Pier and the Schuylkill Banks boardwalk development, as well as Philly's bike share program, which will make our streets "even more friendly for those on two wheels."
Philadelphia is followed by Yellowstone National Park and Elqui Valley, Chile.