Sunday’s New York Times travel section profiled our fair city in an article entitled 36 Hours in Asheville, N.C.. Besides that we’re “an Appalachian Shangri-La,” what did they find?
Well, for starters, shockingly enough, “this year-round resort town, tucked between the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains, draws a funky mix of New Agers, fleece-clad mountain bikers, antiques lovers and old-time farmers.” The ensuing odyssey starts at the Grove Arcade and ends on the Blue Ridge Parkway, taking time for sojourns to Asheville’s “grittier west side” (the River District), Root Bar No. 1 and a bevy of downtown restaurants (Early Girl, Mela, Table), the WNC Farmer’s Market and coffee shops.
Read the article, which also offers up a slideshow of Asheville images, here.
— David Forbes, staff writer