America's Best Cities

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Jason Varney

What makes a city the most lovable in the nation? According to Travel + Leisure readers, it could be a mix of food, culture, and some funny accents.

No. 19 Philadelphia (tie)

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Having a good time in the city of Brotherly Love is easy, even if it’s not always pretty. The city ranked highly for its street food, sports bars, and pizza—and near the bottom for both attractive locals and tidy streets. Head indoors to appreciate Philadelphia’s artistic riches; it was rated the No. 4 cultural getaway, and the Barnes Foundation’s recent reopening in downtown is sure to raise its profile among culture hounds.

See all the America’s Favorite Cities survey results!

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America's Best Cities

No. 19 Philadelphia (tie)

Having a good time in the city of Brotherly Love is easy, even if it’s not always pretty. The city ranked highly for its street food, sports bars, and pizza—and near the bottom for both attractive locals and tidy streets. Head indoors to appreciate Philadelphia’s artistic riches; it was rated the No. 4 cultural getaway, and the Barnes Foundation’s recent reopening in downtown is sure to raise its profile among culture hounds.

See all the America’s Favorite Cities survey results!

See more Best of 2012 coverage.

Jason Varney
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