America's Techiest Cities

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Where have the nerds taken over—and created a thriving tech culture for the rest of us to enjoy? Travel + Leisure readers did the calculations.

No. 11 Philadelphia

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What would Ben Franklin have thought of the Comcast Experience HD wall? At the corner of 17th and Arch, in the Comcast HQ, the 2,100-square-foot LED screen runs footage of natural and urban landscapes at five times the quality of normal HD. Granted, most people come to Philly to marvel at pieces of historic low tech (such as parchment and that broken bell). But to rub elbows with local techies, pull up a stool at National Mechanics, an Old City restaurant that features homemade lighting fixtures and beloved microbrews.

See all the America’s Favorite Cities survey results!

view of Philadelphia from the river, Pennsylvania

America's Techiest Cities

No. 11 Philadelphia

What would Ben Franklin have thought of the Comcast Experience HD wall? At the corner of 17th and Arch, in the Comcast HQ, the 2,100-square-foot LED screen runs footage of natural and urban landscapes at five times the quality of normal HD. Granted, most people come to Philly to marvel at pieces of historic low tech (such as parchment and that broken bell). But to rub elbows with local techies, pull up a stool at National Mechanics, an Old City restaurant that features homemade lighting fixtures and beloved microbrews.

See all the America’s Favorite Cities survey results!

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