New York Times, DNC, Summer Tourism, Visit Philly, National Spotlight Shines Bright On Philadelphia Summer Tourism – CBS Philly
By Kristen Johanson

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Another accolade for the City of Brotherly Love, The New York Times has published an article in their popular travel section, giving a snapshot of Philadelphia… in a weekend.

Ahead of the Democratic National Convention, The New York Times weekly article-36 hours, takes readers through a so-called walking tour of Philly.

Starting in West Philly, and moving South, the article highlights arts, culture and popular BYOB restaurants.

Meryl Levitz is CEO of Visit Philadelphia, and says the write-up could help bring tourism dollars to the city.

“They look at what the city has become, what they’ve heard of it, what they see, and put together an approach,” Levitz said.

She continued to say how the article is not just another feature.

“It is picked up everywhere,” Levitz said. “It’s kind of like back in the day, the Good Housekeeping’s seal of approval.”

The piece follows the Delaware River north, towards Fishtown, and eventually lands in Center City, stopping at places like Underground Arts and Spruce.

(Credit: Randall E. Scott)

(Credit: Randall E. Scott)

“Years ago, Philadelphia wasn’t really on New York’s radar, but over the past 25 years or so, the city has become an overnight sensation.”