Philly Voted #1 City in the U.S. by Lonely Planet


Philadelphia was named 2016 #1 city in the U.S. by Lonely Planet. Which begs the question, are you registered to run the AACR Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon September 17-18, 2016 yet? If you need some convincing on why Philly is at the top of the list, read our top reasons you should join us this Fall in the City of Brotherly Love!

Historical Sites

  • Liberty Bell
    • This bell first rang in Philadelphia on July 8, 1776, to celebrate the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence.
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
    • Not only does the AACR Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon start right outside this monumental building, but it’s a must see pre or post race. The museum is the third largest art museum in the country because of how many collections it holds!

2011 ING Philadephia RocknRoll Half Marathon Philadelphia, Pa September 18, 2011 Photo: Victah Sailer@Photo Run 631-741-1865 www.photorun.NET

  • Rocky Statue
    • Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the “Rocky” movie and run the infamous steps before you start your race.
  • Independence Hall
    • Built in 1732, a symbol of a nation to come and where the Declaration of Independence was adopted this is one building not to missed.


Mouth Watering Food

  • Cheesesteak
    • Nothing says Philly like a Cheesesteak. A must eat on your visit to the #1 city in the U.S.


  • Philly Pretzel: Just add mustard and you have the quintessential Philly snack.

Soft Pretzel, Philly Soft Pretzel Factory

  • Hoagie
    • Named the “official sandwich” of Philadelphia, there’s enough options to satisfy anyone’s taste buds!

Picturesque Running

  • Schuylkill River Trail
    • With 26.5 miles of trail, you can break this trail up into several days of exploring. Perfect for a morning run to watch the sun rise above the Philadelphia Museum of Art. You’ll also run alongside the Schuylkill during your run September 18.
  • Ben Franklin Bridge Walkway
    • The perfect place for a walk or jog to catch the sunset. This is a jog with breathtaking views.
  • Perkiomen Trail
    • Located outside of the city center, the Perkiomen trail offers almost 20 miles of scenic paths.

Philadelphia has it all. From running to delicious food and historical sites, this is one city you need to experience! Join us September 17-18, 2016 and run the #1 City in the U.S.

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