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Top 10 U.S. Travel Destinations In 2017

12/13/2016 at 12:01 | Posted by Phil Harris
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Every December, the travel guide book publisher Lonely Planet gives us a list of the places they think are most worthy of a visit in the new year. It looks like a lot of people might be coming to North Carolina in 2017.

With its picturesque location in the Blue Ridge Mountains; world-class restaurants and breweries; vibrant arts scene; and attractions such as the Biltmore Estate, North Carolina Arboretum, and Thomas Wolfe House; Asheville sits atop Lonely Planet’s latest “Best in the U.S.” list. Here are the top ten:

1. Asheville, NC

2. Western Washington

3. Lincoln, NE

4. California’s Low Desert

5. Montana’s Flathead Valley

6. Atlanta, GA

7. The Adirondacks (NY)

8. Texas Hill Country Wine Region

9. Denver, CO

10. Florida’s Emerald Coast

(Photo: Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)

(Photo: Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)

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