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Philadelphia Named Most Walkable City by USA Today

Date May 19, 2023

Philadelphia Named Most Walkable City by USA Today

Philadelphia was selected by a panel of travel experts and won based on reader votes

A man and a woman walk on a sidewalk past a colorful mural.PHILADELPHIA – Today, Philadelphia was named the 2023 Most Walkable City in the U.S. by USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. Philadelphia was selected by a panel of travel experts and won based on reader votes.

“Philadelphia is consistently ranked among the nation’s most walkable cities and we are happy to see the city again receiving national recognition for its ease of access,” said Gregg Caren, president and CEO of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau. “This award confirms what we already knew about Philadelphia – it is an accessible destination that is easy to navigate on foot, from river to river.”

The list of 20 competing cities was determined by a panel of travel experts, looking for walkable cities that offer many hotels, restaurants and attractions, all accessible to visitors by pedestrian-friendly streets. Philadelphia was voted number one by USA Today readers and members of the public after a 28-day voting period.

10Best Readers’ Choice Awards highlight the best of the best in contests covering categories such as destinations, food and drink, hotels, and things to do.



About the PHLCVB:

The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) creates positive economic impact across the Philadelphia region, driving job growth and promoting the health and vibrancy of our hospitality industry by marketing the destination, the Pennsylvania Convention Center, and attracting overnight visitors. The PHLCVB’s work engages our partners, the local Philadelphia community as well as culturally and ethnically diverse regional, national and international convention, sporting event and tourism customers. The PHLCVB is also the official tourism promotion agency for the city of Philadelphia globally and is responsible for growing the number of overseas leisure visitors who come to the region each year. To learn more, visit