If you're undecided where to go on vacation this year, there are plenty of US destinations that have your name on them. Whether you want sun, sea and sand, the bright lights of a thoroughly modern city or a quiet retreat in a mountain wilderness, you're spoilt for choice. Thank you to Lonely Planet for this great list of the best places to travel in the US in 2017.
1. Asheville, North Carolina
2017 sees one of the USA’s most eclectic and innovative small cities step firmly into the national spotlight. Asheville welcomes everyone with open arms and has been quietly emerging as a haven for creative spirits for decades. More than 200 artists showcase their wares in the River Arts District and the astonishing number of craft beers and spirits produced locally pair nicely with the food served up by the city’s numerous James Beard-nominated chefs. The French Broad River offers a respite from the modern world, whether you want to float, paddle, or kayak away from civilization and the verdant background for all of these delights, the Blue Ridge Mountains, are just waiting to be explored.
Where to stay:
If you’re looking for the perfect base from which to explore the very best that Asheville has to offer, then there is no better place than the The Residences at Biltmore, all-suite aparthotels complete with an outdoor pool and hottub!
From $139 at booking.com