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Greenville, Asheville among world’s friendliest cities, say Condé Nast Traveler readers

Condé Nast Traveler has released its list of the Top 10 friendliest cities in the world, with Greenville SC taking the top spot.

The annual Readers’ Choice Awards survey asks participants to focus on where they felt most welcome when they traveled this year. In the 33rd annual survey, Greenville made the list for the first time and came in at No. 1.

Here’s what Condé Nast Traveler had to say about Greenville:

“A first-time ‘friendliest cities’ inductee, Greenville made quite the impression on travelers in 2020. It’s hard to say what exactly makes the locals here so happy. It may be the city’s burgeoning farm-to-table food movement, with restaurants like Jianna and Vault & Vator serving up fresh seafood and well-crafted cocktails. Or perhaps the craft beer scene is what keeps the pep in people’s steps. But let’s not forget about the abundant natural resources here, from the 32-acre Falls Park to the Swamp Rabbit bike trail. Whatever the reason, one thing’s for sure: You should definitely visit this South Carolina city on the brink of stardom.”

Another South Carolina city, Charleston, ranked No. 2 on the friendliest list, with a nearby city, Asheville, NC, ranking No. 10.

Here’s what Condé Nast Traveler says about our neighbor to the north:

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“Asheville’s biggest claim to fame is undoubtedly the Biltmore Estate, a legendary mansion that happens to be the largest home in the United States. But in recent years, downtown Asheville has become a draw in its own right as a hub for friendly creatives. There are a high number of studios and galleries where you can meet local artists and artisans (and shop their wares), plus a growing live music and performing arts scene.”

To see The Friendliest Cities in the U.S.: 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards from Condé Nast Traveler, go HERE.

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