WSJ names Greenville one of 10 buzziest places to visit

City named an emerging tourist spot for 2017

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In addition to visiting the soon-to-be-opened Louvre Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates and seeing baby pandas at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in China, the Wall Street Journal recommends that curious travelers looking for “unpredictable travel destinations, all on the brink of change” make their way to Greenville.

On Wednesday the newspaper released a list of 10 “buzzy, newly accessible destinations” that tourists should consider visiting in 2017, and our little corner of the South made the cut.

“The stars have aligned to make this Southern belle, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Dream Town, USA,” Christian L. Wright says of Greenville. He cites investment from international powerhouses like BMW and Michelin and the emerging tech industry as examples of the city’s booming economic growth, notes our “thriving food scene” and gives a nod to our “admirably preserved” historic districts. Wright even mentions the pending arrival of March Madness as another reason to pay us a visit.

Greenville was one of three North American destinations to be featured, the other two being St. Kitts in the Caribbean and the Canadian Arctic. Check out the other picks here.

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