Asheville Makes Conde Nast Traveler's List of Friendliest Cities in the U.S.


If you've strolled the streets of downtown, frequented the shops, dined in the cafés and restaurants, toured a brewery, attended a local festival or event; in fact if you've spent any time in Asheville at all, thAsheville Street Festival Photo by Stefani Pereirais comes as no surprise to you. In a recent Condé Nast Traveler readers' choice survey, Asheville was chosen as one of the friendliest cities in the United States. We happen to agree!

Here are some of the comments from the readers who chose the city of Asheville in the Friendliest Cities survey and why:

  • "great locally sourced food and friendly people”
  • known for its compelling combination of "free thinkers and Southern hospitality”
  • a vibrant local art scene, plenty of microbreweries, and "excellent restaurants” make for a city with "hidden treasures around every corner”
  • "conscientious locals” who truly make this "welcoming” metropolis a "fun, quirky place to visit”

These are only a few of the reasons why savvy travelers come to Asheville and the surrounding Western North Carolina area again and again during their vacation time. There is always plenty to do here for all ages and interests, and the scenery isn't too bad either. 

If you haven't been to Asheville yet, now is the perfect time to start planning a trip to this beaDowntown Asheville Photo by Stefani Pereirautiful part of North Carolina. Stay locally and choose the accommodations you prefer, whether you are seeking a condo in downtown Asheville, a cozy cabin tucked in the Blue Ridge Mountains, a luxury vacation home, a romantic getaway or pet-friendly properties. You can find a wide range of vacation rentals here appointed with all of the amenities you desire. What are you waiting for?

If you've traveled to Asheville, we'd love to hear what brought you here and what keeps you coming back for more. Our comment section is always open.

Cheers to great travel, new adventures and friendly cities! Congratulations, Asheville!



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