Lonely Planet names Asheville the #1 Travel Destination for 2017!

The world’s largest travel guide publisher, Lonely Planet, recently published what our guests already know: Asheville is the #1 Travel Destination for 2017!

Sighting the decadent flavors and homegrown traditions of this Western North Carolina mountain town, Lonely Planet delves deep into the myriad reasons to visit Asheville – both in the coming year and every year! Calling Asheville Appalachia’s most surprising city, the travel experts delve into the dynamics that make Asheville such a sought-after travel destination. 

“This is the kind of place where century-old folk songs are played by street corner buskers outside of fusion restaurants serving up locally distilled craft cocktails.”

~ Rebecca Warren, Asheville: Appalachia’s most surprising city

While 48 hours in Asheville is simply not enough, Lonely Planet writer Emily Matchar highlights the allures and advantages of staying in a downtown Asheville hotel with an urban itinerary for curious travelers wanting to get a taste of this exciting travel destination. 

“A hotbed of music and microbreweries, Asheville allows you to combine the pleasures of live bands and cool brews. So leave your car keys in the hotel to sample the local product…”

Emily Matchar, 48 Hours in Asheville

A vacation destination like no other, Asheville continues to receive glowing recommendations from top travel experts. In 2015, Frommer’s made a similar proclamation: naming Asheville the top U.S. destination for that year. 

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