Asheville Buzz

Asheville Awards & Accolades:

Asheville has been recognized nationally throughout the years for its spectacular natural beauty, cultural activities, and abundance of restaurants and breweries. Here are some of our favorite awards and accolades. 


Asheville was chosen by The Lonely Planet as the #1 "Best in the U.S. Destination for 2017."

Come visit if you're traveling on your own! The city ranked on Travel + Leisure's list of "18 Best Cities in America for Solo Travelers."

Both Harper's Bazaar and Esquire named Asheville as one of  "The 17 Best Places to Travel in 2017."


Readers of chose Black Mountain as one of "America's Prettiest Small Town Vacations."

Asheville was chosen by Fortune as one of the "Best New Cities for Beer Lovers."

Asheville was honored by Conde Nast Traveler as the #1 spot to “Retire in the U.S."


Asheville was ranked as #10 in Travel + Leisure's list of the "World's Best Cities" for both the U.S. and Canada. 

The mountain's music scene was recognized when Thrillist named Asheville as #10 on their list of "America's 12 Greatest Music Cities."

Looking to get away? The Huffington Post chose Asheville as one of "The 9 Most Romantic Cities in the South."


Asheville made the National Geographic's list of "Best Spring Trips 2014."

Purina One listed Asheville as a "perfect dog-friendly city."

Local town Black Mountain was chosen as one of the "Best Places to Rent a Summer Home” by Men's Journal.


Asheville was recognized as one of the "Tastiest Towns in the South" by Southern Living Magazine.

It surprised no one when Forbes listed Asheville as one of the top "5 Beet Cities to Hit." 

OpenTable honored local restaurant Curate on their "2013 Diners' Choice Top 100 Best Restaurants in America." list. 


Asheville was named as the first Green Dining Destination in the country when 16 local restaurants earned their Green Restaurant Certification. 

The Spa at the Inn on Biltmore Estate was ranked as one of the top 75 spas in the continental U.S. by Conde Nast Traveler. awarded Asheville the 2012 Readers Choice Award for "Most Romantic Place in the U.S. & Canada.



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