... according to this news story.
No longer in Sydney's shadow, the second largest city of New South Wales has been picked by the prestigious global travel publishing giant Lonely Planet as one of the top 10 cities to visit in 2011.
Newcastle came in at number nine on the list of Top 10 Cities 2011, published in Lonely Planet's annual Best in Travel 2011 book released today. According to Lonely Planet, Newcastle has "a unique blend of imagination, sophistication and laidback surf culture."
Okay, y'all, who's visiting first?