10 Reasons Why Philadelphia Will Be Hotter Than Ever In 2017

Next year looks to be another blockbuster year for Philadelphia, giving people plenty of new reasons to visit and explore the raved-about city.[slideshow:91658]

Philadelphia is already one of the cities with the best bike paths in the U.S. It's known as a great place to celebrate Fourth of July (after all, it's nickname is America's birthplace) and spring flowers displays. The city of brotherly love is also home to one of the must-visit haunted attractions in America – Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary.

Still pumped from the excitement of a visit by Pope Francis in 2015 and the Democratic National Convention in 2016, Philadelphia will continue to bask in the national spotlight when the NFL Draft takes over the town for three days of star-studded events this spring.

Additional highlights include the opening of the new Museum of the American Revolution, the largest retrospective of works by Andrew Wyeth since the 1970s at the Brandywine River Museum of Art and the debut of an annual opera festival O17. 

Here's a look at what's in store for Philadelphia in 2017

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