What a year it’s been for Philadelphia.
2012 saw Anthony Bourdain film his first-ever TV episode here, the Penn Museum turns 125, the Academy of Natural Sciences turn 200, a snazzy new hotel open on Independence Mall, one of the world’s most renowned art collections open its doors right on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and an epic music festival bring Jay-Z, Kanye West, Santigold, Jill Scott and more huge stars to Philadelphia.
Rest assured, 2013 will be no less impressive than 2012. To help drum up some excitement for what’s in store for Philadelphia over the next 12 months, we’ve pulled together a roundup of 13 reasons you’ll want to be in Philadelphia in 2013.
Check it out below; and hit the comments and Twitter with your favorite moments of 2012 and what you’re most excited for in 2013.