In December, Asheville had the honor of being named one of Forbes "Coolest Places to Go in 2018". A distinguished honor at that, as Asheville was the only US city on the list!
Below is what Forbes contributor Ann Abel had to say:
“It’s no secret that America’s southern cities are having a moment,”.....“Asheville has a character that is at once hipster and classic Americana.” Cradled by the Blue Ridge Mountains, the city is home to gorgeous scenery (including a lovely botanical garden), historic mansions (the 19th-century Biltmore Estate is the largest private home in the world) and a remarkable arts scene. “Don’t miss Woolworth Walk to shop the works of dozens of local artisans and stop for a milkshake at the preserved luncheonette counter. But Asheville isn’t limited to classic cuisine; hungry travelers can enjoy everything from tapas to innovative cocktails to Asian street food.”
So glad that Asheville's unique atmosphere and one-of-a-kind hospitality is being recognized!