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The readers of Conde Nast’s Traveler magazine, one of the most highly-regarded and awarded travel magazines in the country, have chosen Greenville as the No. 3 Small City Destination in the country.

The magazine, which has won 25 National Magazine Awards and has a circulation of around 800,000, received hundreds of thousands of votes for their annual Big City and Small City categories, and Greenville came in behind only Aspen, Colo. at No. 2 and another South Carolina city, Charleston, at No. 1. This is Greenville’s first appearance on the Reader’s Choice list, though Charleston has appeared on it since 1993 and was voted the No. 1 City in the World in 2016.

Greenville’s entry reads as follows:

“Want to get in on a secret? Plan a trip to Greenville now and you might see it just on the cusp of stardom. The up-and-coming food lover’s town is getting its own outpost of Sean Brock’s Husk and its first food hall in late-2017, and its farm-to-table scene is rising to the ranks of Asheville (try Jianna for Italian and Vault & Vator, the city’s first speakeasy, after). Walk off your food coma across the 32-acre Falls Park that runs through the middle of town before going back for seconds.”

All the cities on this year’s list, which also included other Southern destinations like Asheville, N.C. and Savannah, Ga., will be profiled in the Traveler’s November 2017 issue.

Here’s the complete Small Cities list:

1. Charleston, SC

2. Aspen, CO

3. Greenville, SC

4. Santa Fe, New Mexico

5. Laguna Beach, CA

6. Savannah, Georgia

7. Telluride, CO

8. Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

9. Park City, UT

10. Santa Barbara, CA

11. Portland, OR

12. Sedona, AZ

13. Monterey, CA

14. Asheville, NC

15. Newport, RI

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Other shoutouts to Greenville include:

Greenville Named One of the Most 30 Charming College Town Main Streets

Greenville Named Underrated Foodie City

Greenville Named One of the Most Romantic Deep South Cities

Fall travel: Chattanooga TN; Savannah GA; Key West FL; Greenville SC; Panama City; Amsterdam Netherlands | Charleston Living Magazine

Why a Trip to Greenville (Yes, THAT Greenville) Should Be on Your Radar

Greenville, South Carolina offers historic charm, vibrant culinary scene |

Greenville, South Carolina | The 19 Best Places to Catch the Great American Solar Eclipse | Men's Journal

The Best Soup Restaurants in Every State | Restaurants : Food Network | Food Network

Here's how to do a perfect weekend trip in Greenville — CharlotteFive

Best Places to Eat Like a Local in Greenville, SC | Marriott TRAVELER


9 Classic Weekend Getaways That Are Better in the Fall – SmarterTravel

21 Fall Harvest Festivals Across America – Fall Travel

Why Greenville, SC is the Fastest Growing City in the US – Page 2 of 3 – America Unraveled

Why Greenville, SC is the Fastest Growing City in the US – Page 2 of 3 – America Unraveled

Greenville, SC Best Restaurants | Tasting Table

All’s Well in Greenville, S.C. | Connect Sports

Justin Timberlake Had This to Say About the Residents of Greer, SC Near Greenville – WM21 News

Destination on the Rise: Greenville, South Carolina | Departures

9 Unforgettable Fall Trips in the U.S. | Jetsetter

Fall travel: Chattanooga TN; Savannah GA; Key West FL; Greenville SC; Panama City; Amsterdam Netherlands | Charleston Living Magazine

Are We There Yet? Greenville, S.C. – Augusta Family Magazine – October 2016 – Augusta, GA

Greenville Rising At Methodical Coffee – Sprudge

From the Canadian Arctic to Chengdu, China, Buzzy Destinations that are Newly Accessible – WSJ

Greenville, S.C. thrives with hip urban core

Ten Restaurants You Can’t Miss In Greenville, South Carolina – Food Republic

Top 10 Cycling Cities in the United States | Global Cycling Network

South Carolina's other city finds its culinary identity | Travel | Dallas News

7 most underrated foodie cities in America | CheapTickets Travel Deals

All’s Well in Greenville, S.C. | Page 2 of 2 | Connect Sports

Made in South Carolina: Flavors only found in Greenville

Second-Tier Cities Are More Vital Than Ever: Successful Meetings

VisitGreenvilleSC claims 18 awards in national competition – Upstate Business Journal

5 Reasons Why Greenville is Foodie Paradise – Southern Living

12 Great Places to Go In 2017 – and How to Do Them on a Budget | MONEY

My 17 Picks for 2017 – Discover and Share the Best Food in the Upstate

RJ Rockers Brewing Company (Spartanburg, South Carolina) – South's Best Breweries – Southern Living

This surprising Deep South town is shedding its gritty past | New York Post

26 Best Under-the-Radar Girls' Getaway Destinations in the South – Unexpected Girlfriend Getaways

The 5 most romantic cities in the Deep South

Cheapest Cities to Live in Still Under the Radar – Thrillist

Yeah, This is an Article about Yeah, That Greenville – Greenville Journal

Outrageously normal? Not this Greenville – Greenville Journal

How Greenville came to host the Big Dance | The State

Thursday's practice times and things to do in Greenville

Best Places to Eat Like a Local in Greenville, SC | Marriott TRAVELER

America's Most Underrated Food Cities | Tasting Table

10 Don’t Miss Experiences at Artisphere | The Huffington Post

Best Urban Parks in the U.S. | 32 Amazing City Parks Across America | Cheapism

East Bound and Down: Upstate South Carolina – Pinkbike

10 great American shopping streets

11 Hotels Rejuvenating Neighborhoods Across America

12 Most Underrated Food Cities in America

34 Underrated US Cities Youll Actually Want to Move to

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