Unveiling Philadelphia’s Culinary and Cultural Marvels: Michelin’s First-Ever Guide Arrives!

In a recent announcement, Michelin has chosen Philadelphia as one of the eight distinguished destinations in the United States to feature in their renowned guidebooks. Set to be published in June, the Michelin Green Guide will showcase Philadelphia’s top leisure travel experiences, highlighting its attractions, restaurants, hotels, and cultural offerings.

The Michelin Guide has been a global authority on restaurant and hotel recommendations since its establishment in 1900. It sets the standard for excellence in the industry and is highly regarded by travelers worldwide. The inclusion of Philadelphia in this prestigious guide is a testament to the city’s unique blend of American excess and European spirit, along with its thriving art scene, rich history, and vibrant cultural atmosphere.

The guide will provide recommendations from its editors, featuring standout experiences such as biking along the scenic Schuylkill River Trail, exploring the extensive collection of public murals, and enjoying performances by the renowned Philadelphia Orchestra. Philadelphia’s performing arts offerings are hailed as being on par with Broadway productions, showcasing the talent and creativity that the city has to offer.

When it comes to dining, the guide will feature both classic and contemporary options. From iconic cheesesteak spots like Campo’s and Ishkabibble’s to new favorites like South Philly Barbacoa and Her Place, the Philadelphia food scene is celebrated for its mouthwatering offerings. The guide suggests that food enthusiasts will find plenty of reasons to make Philadelphia a must-visit destination.

The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), the official tourism promotion agency for the city, collaborated with Michelin to create this destination guide. Working alongside Chester County Tourism and Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board, the guide’s coverage has been expanded to include The Countryside of Philadelphia. This addition will showcase attractions such as Nemours, Winterthur, and Longwood Gardens, offering a comprehensive view of the Philadelphia region.

The English-language version of the Green Guide will be launched on May 18, accompanied by the announcement of star reward recipients. The French-language version is set to launch this month, with the English edition becoming available to travelers from the UK and North America in June.

The inclusion of Philadelphia in the Michelin Guide is a significant milestone for the city, recognizing its growing prominence as a global destination. This accolade will undoubtedly attract more visitors eager to explore the city’s rich history, vibrant culture, and exceptional culinary scene. Philadelphia has truly earned its place among the world’s top travel destinations, and the Michelin Green Guide will serve as an invaluable resource for those seeking an unforgettable experience in the City of Brotherly Love.