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In 2018, Detroit is world's #2 top city to visit By Elissa Robinson

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Did you hear the good news? 

With just days left in 2017, we felt compelled to remind you: Detroit has been dubbed the world's number two top city to visit in 2018. 

We've got a brand new, shiny arena, new parks, abandoned buildings that have been renovated and reopened by young entrepreneurs, booming residential sales in downtown, the QLine, a bike-share service and much more. 

“After decades of neglect, Detroit is rolling again,” Lonely Planet says.  

Detroit's was only bested by Seville, Spain, a city that that "transformed itself" over the past 10 years, according to Lonely Planet. Sound familiar? 

"Visitors who arrive in Detroit expecting an apocalyptic landscape will be surprised by what they find," Trisha Ping of Lonely Planet writes. "Meet the new Detroit, America’s most ambitious renovation project." 

Detroit was the only city in the continental United States included on the list, originally published in October. 

You can read Lonely Planet's full description of Detroit's awesomeness here.

And despite the damage Hurricane Maria left behind in Puerto Rico, its capital city of San Juan still cracked the list. 

[Detroit is trying to sway Amazon.com to bring its second headquarters here. Watch the city's video pitch here.]

Lonely Planet also released its rankings of top 10 countries to visittop 10 regions to visit and top 10 best value locations

Lonely Planet, based in Melbourne, Australia, is the world's largest travel guide publisher, according to The Independent. 

Top 10 cities

Seville, Spain

Detroit, Mich. 

Canberra, Australia

Hamburg, Germany

Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Antwerp, Belgium

Matera, Italy

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Guanajuato, Mexico

Oslo, Norway

 

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