Simone Jasper The News and the Observer (Raleigh)
ASHEVILLE — North Carolina is home to one of the nation’s top travel destinations for 2022, according to a new report.
The mountain town of Asheville ranks 10th on a list of promising places to visit, according to Tripadvisor rankings.
To compile the list, the website studied traveler ratings and reviews to determine year-over-year growth. Using data from November 1, 2020 through October 31, 2021, Tripadvisor also considered restaurants, activities and places to stay in destinations around the world, according to results released in January.
The results were divided into several lists, including the trendiest and most popular places as well as those best suited to people who love big cities, sun, skiing, food and the outdoors.
Asheville just made it to the list of trending US destinations, becoming the only place in North Carolina to receive this recognition. Tripadvisor has given the tourist hotspot a nod for its food – and of course, its breweries.
“If you like to eat local and support sustainable agriculture, go to Asheville – and eat, eat, eat,” Tripadvisor said. “This town of less than 100,000 people has 17 farmers markets and the local restaurant scene is all about enjoying the seasonal produce sold there.”