This week, Jon Stewart went on a rant on the merits of Philadelphia, one of America’s great cities. Here are just some of the many reasons why he is wrong.
1. Philadelphia is Literally the Birthplace of America
Google “Birthplace of America” and see what you find.
2. The Philly Phanatic
There’s a reason why people will wait in line for hours at Pat’s. You said it yourself, even the most jaded of New Yorkers can appreciate a good cheesesteak.
4. More than Cheesesteaks
Cheesesteaks are great but Philly has much more to offer. The fine people at Zagat already put together a list for you to try. You’re welcome in advance.
5. World Class Museums
Yes, America’s favorite boxer once used it as a stairmaster but the Philadelphia Museum of Art houses one of the largest and most prestigious collections of European and American art in the world.
6. The Barnes Foundation
Is the Philadelphia Museum of Art not for you? Check out the Barnes Foundation, one of the most eclectic private collections in the world.
7. A City of Firsts
First U.S. Capital, First American Hospital, First U.S. Stock Exchange, First Art Institution, First World’s Fair. You name it, chances are Philly did it first.
8. Fairmount Park
Central Park is cute and all but Fairmount is the largest landscaped urban park in the world.
9. The Roots
Your buddy Jimmy Fallon may have brought The Tonight Show back to NYC, but where would they be without Philadelphia’s Legendary Roots Crew?
10. America’s Oldest Brewery is in Philly’s Backyard
It’s on the National Register of Historic Places. I invite you to come to Philly sometime for a beer, Jon.
We guarantee you’ll love it.