Travel Publication Says You’ve Got To See This North Carolina City
Travel publication, Travel.Alot.com released a list that caught my eye of “30 Unexpected US Cities You Need To See”. I wasn’t shocked to find a North Carolina City on the list. I was however a little confused that “unexpected” was a word to describe this extremely popular vacation destination in North Carolina. Travel.Alot.com says you’ve got to see which North Carolina city? Asheville! And while I certainly agree, I visit Asheville typically at least once a year, I feel like it’s not that much of a secret. Perhaps it is to those outside of North Carolina though.
Asheville has a thriving culinary scene, lots of well-known breweries, and tons of culture. The city certainly has an artsy feel to it. You’ll want to catch the drum circles downtown. Asheville is also known for luxury whether at the Grove Park Inn or on Biltmore Estate. Grove Park Inn at the holidays is a must seen. Biltmore is also breathtaking when decorated for Christmas, though it’s picturesque year-round. The Estate is home to two hotels, America’s Largest Home, a winery, shops, restaurants, and outdoor activities. There are also lots of hiking and adventure activities to be found in Asheville and the surrounding area.
So while I’d definitely say you’ve got to see Asheville, I still wouldn’t consider it an unexpected North Carolina city. But to each their own. It’s nice to see any of our state’s fabulous cities getting recognition nationally. Some other cities that were included on this list are Greenville South Carolina, Chattanooga Tennesee, and Charlottesville Virginia. You can view the list here.