The Best Cities in North America 2015

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With iconic monuments, global cuisine, and distinctive natural landmarks, T+L readers’ favorite urban centers transcend their skyscrapers.

No. 11 Asheville, North Carolina

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This city sitting between the Appalachian and Blue Ridge mountains made the top 20 for its blend of blue-blood heritage and modern hipster appeal. For the hipster side, check out the evening drum circles downtown, or the contemporary takes on Carolina barbecue, like the Porter-braised brisket at Smoky Park Supper Club. The city's hotels, meanwhile, offer an up-close glimpse of its pedigree: the Inn on Biltmore Estate, for instance, was originally constructed by Vanderbilts, while the Omni Grove Park Inn was once home to F. Scott Fitzgerald. Readers didn't feel like they needed a trust fund to visit the city, though; Asheville's value also made an impression on readers.

 

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The Best Cities in North America 2015

No. 11 Asheville, North Carolina

This city sitting between the Appalachian and Blue Ridge mountains made the top 20 for its blend of blue-blood heritage and modern hipster appeal. For the hipster side, check out the evening drum circles downtown, or the contemporary takes on Carolina barbecue, like the Porter-braised brisket at Smoky Park Supper Club. The city's hotels, meanwhile, offer an up-close glimpse of its pedigree: the Inn on Biltmore Estate, for instance, was originally constructed by Vanderbilts, while the Omni Grove Park Inn was once home to F. Scott Fitzgerald. Readers didn't feel like they needed a trust fund to visit the city, though; Asheville's value also made an impression on readers.

 

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