(January 2011) Fodor's travel guide named Asheville as one of their “21 Places We’re Going in 2011”! In fact, Asheville is featured first on their list. According to Fodor’s, “Our editors are ready to explore the globe, from emerging destinations to hot cities to trendy beaches. With all the noteworthy events, sights, and hotels making headlines these days, coming up with a shortlist was no easy feat.”
Fodors says this about Asheville: “Get a taste of Asheville while it still feels local and before it goes global. On the edge of the alluring Smoky Mountains, the food and drink scene of the recently dubbed 'Beer City USA' is the perfect complement to the scenery. You'll find over 30 galleries and 20 music venues devoted to everything from folk pieces to modern mash-ups.”
Other places in their Top 21? Atacama Desert, Stockholm, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Amalfi Coast, Hawaii, Copenhagen, Holon Design Museum, Mozambique, Beirut, Nevis, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Willamette Valley, Nicaragua, Toronto, Yucatan, New York City, Marrakesh, Finland, and Curacao. Impressive company!
Fodor’s worldwide team of over 700 travel writers bring you the latest, most accurate coverage, and like trusted companions, reveal local treasures and everything you need to know before you arrive. Fodor's is the world's largest publisher of English language travel and tourism information, having published more than 440 guides (in 14 series) on over 300 destinations.
Asheville has also recently been voted as Beer City USA, AmericanStyle Magazine named Asheville as the NUMBER ONE small city in the United States for art, and Frommer's named Asheville on of their Top Ten Destinations.
See the full list on the Fodor's web site.