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Wall Street Journal names Minneapolis a top 10 world destination to visit in 2018

The Wall Street Journal thinks we're pretty great.

Get ready for tourists. The Wall Street Journal named Minneapolis as one of the top places in the world to visit in 2018. 

Yep. In the world. 

Minneapolis came in at No. 4 on the newspaper's list, which touts the city's pretty epic food scene thanks to its notable chefs. Among them: Gavin Kaysen and his restaurants Spoon & Stable and Bellecour (even though that's in Wayzata, not Minneapolis); Thomas Kim, who's the chef behind Rabbit Hole; and Erik Anderson, who took over Grand Cafe this year. 

The Wall Street Journal's list includes 10 "hot destinations" for people who are "adventurous sophisticates, curious foodies and deep-pocketed beach bums." 

If you're looking to travel, here's where the paper suggests: 

  1. Faroe Islands, an archipelago between Norway and Iceland that's good for those "adventurous sophisticates. 
  2. Puebla, Mexico, a colonial city that has museums and high-end hotels. 
  3. Kuelap, Peru, which has mountaintop ruins that can now be seen by taking a cable car ride instead of climbing. 
  4. Minneapolis, and we all know why people should visit here. 
  5. Dundee, Scotland, is a coastal college town that's called the country's "coolest city." 
  6. Grenada, a Caribbean island that wasn't hit by a hurricane. 
  7. Madagascar, which is getting a high-end resort this year. But be aware, there's been a recent outbreak of plague pneumonia. 
  8. Montenegro, which will open the first resort in Europe to overlook Boka Bay. 
  9. Shanghai, which is called the "Paris of the East," has a bunch of foodie restaurants and new hotels. 
  10. La Rioja, which is located in Spain's wine region and has "unexpected Scandinavian flair." 

This isn't the first time Minneapolis has been acknowledged as a place people should visit. Last year, the New York Times and Conde Nast suggested people make a trip here.

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