Visit Bentonville, the tourism and promotion bureau of Bentonville, Arkansas, is excited to share that the city has been named one of “The South’s Best Cities on the Rise” for 2024 by Southern Living Magazine and its readers.

“These reader-selected cities have excellent food scenes, cool yet quaint downtown districts, incredible natural beauty, thriving arts communities, and the warmth our region [the South] is known for. And they’re not done growing,” according to the Southern Living article announcing the lineup. 

Southern Living editors selected nominees and then 20,000 readers voted for the South's Best 2024 in July–August 2023. 

"Seeing our city celebrated as a dynamic cultural hub is always a delight. What truly amplifies the significance of this recognition is the shared sentiment that Bentonville is not done. I am convinced our journey is just beginning, and the future holds even greater promise for our community,” said Kalene Griffith, president and CEO of Visit Bentonville.

Southern Living’s full “The South’s Best City on the Rise” 2024 article can be found here