The New York Times has released its “52 Places to Go in 2017” list, and good ol’ Greenville is in the No. 12 spot, right between Marrakesh, Morocco, and Pedregal, Ecuador.
Ten U.S. destinations made the cut, and of that group, Greenville is the second highest ranked city (Detroit is No. 9). Greenville is also one of only two Southeastern destinations, with Birmingham, Ala., listed at No. 45.
So what makes Greenville on par with international hotspots like Stockholm, Sweden; Zermatt, Switzerland; Tijuana, Mexico; and Hamburg, Germany? The food scene, primarily, writes Daniel Scheffler, who notes the anticipated openings of “Husk from Sean Brock, the Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck, Jianna from Michael Kramer and the speakeasy Vault & Vator.” He also singles out the city’s abundant public art, Methodical Coffee and the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail as additional reasons to pay us a visit.
Check out the full list here.