Sometimes you just need to get away, take a trip to a new place for a change of scenery that can ultimately reenergize your day-to-day life. However, planning out a full vacation complete with countless flights, confusing airfare and all the funds needed to explore a new town can have quite an impact on your wallet.
Thrillist searched around the country to find some of the best U.S. cities for a weekend trip, a quick getaway that will pack a punch. Among the cities featuring stunning coastal views and small towns nestled in the foothills of the mountains, one city in North Carolina earned a spot on the list.
So which North Carolina city is one of the best in the country for a weekend trip?
North Carolina's cozy, eccentric town of Asheville has no shortage of fun activities and beautiful views. If you're not sure where to start, writers suggested trying out some local breweries and restaurants, taking a self-guided tour of historical buildings or visit the Biltmore Estate, the largest home in the country.
Here's what Thrillist had to say:
"Hippie culture runs deep in the mountain town of Asheville. With endless activities (hiking, kayaking, and general outdoorsy-ness), a buzzing art scene centered around the River Arts District and incredible local food, this is as exctiting a getaway as any you'll find in the South despite (or perhaps thanks to?) the fact that it's earned the name 'Beer City, USA' since it sports the most breweries per capita in the nation."