CraftBeerinSanDiego.com recently reported that from 2016 through July 2018, 30 craft beer locations closed in San Diego County. Photo courtesy of Benchmark Brewing Co.

CraftBeerinSanDiego.com recently reported that from 2016 through July 2018, 30 craft beer locations closed in San Diego County. Photo courtesy of Benchmark Brewing Co.

San Diego joins Singapore, Istanbul, St Barts and Vietnam, among other places around the world, on this year’s Forbes Travel Guide’s 14 Top Destinations List.

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CraftBeerinSanDiego.com recently reported that from 2016 through July 2018, 30 craft beer locations closed in San Diego County. Photo courtesy of Benchmark Brewing Co.

According to the tally, revealed this week, the featured locations don’t just boast fun music festivals and a decent number of restaurant openings. Put together by the Forbes’ Travel Guide editors, “the city has to be experiencing a shift in the way it looks and feels,” it reads.

A major highlight for San Diego as it pertains to the list is its rise as an up-and-coming foodie city, as it has had an influx of new food places, some fronted by celebrity chefs, recently. The local craft beer scene is also a proponent of the accolade, with the Pendry San Diego’s Nason Beer Hall getting a mention.

California’s Central Coast, Hudson Yards, New York, Williamsburg, Virginia, and The Grand Canyon all made the list as well.

Travel & Hospitality reporter Mariel Concepcion can be reached at mconcepcion@sdbj.com or 858-634-4625.