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Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville has the friendly folks, comfort food, and appreciation for place and family, as well as forward-thinking creatives that give the town its cool factor. Those new to the art of eating, drinking, and traveling alone will feel especially at ease in this mountain hamlet known for its hippie, non-judgmental vibe. Stay downtown, where you can stroll to hundreds of independently owned businesses. Beer lovers, take note. The South Slope district’s breweries prove why Asheville is Dixie’s hoppiest city.

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