Oprah Magazine Touts Asheville as an Ideal Spot for a Thanksgiving Getaway

Oprah Magazine's website recently included Asheville in its "15 Best Thanksgiving Getaways for Families or Couples" as Thanksgiving vacations are under consideration this year more than ever. According to the article:

"It might be the understatement of the century to say that Thanksgiving this year will be different. Adjusting our expectations of the holiday is, unfortunately, just one more of the wrenches thrown at us due to COVID-19. Many of us, due to travel restrictions or tightening budgets or high-risk family members, won’t be able to spend the holiday enjoying our favorite traditions with our usual crew of family and friends.

But, that doesn’t mean that all is lost: 2020 might be the perfect year to finally take that Thanksgiving vacation that you’ve always daydreamed about. After all, we’ve certainly spent enough time in our kitchens this year (see: hundreds of fall desserts). And, think about how incredible it would be for someone else to do the holiday cooking, not to mention cleanup."

Asheville made the list for its charm, foodie scene and outdoor recreation. According to Oprah.com.:

"This charming city in the Blue Ridge Mountains has long been known for its bucket-list breweries, thriving art scene, stunning drives, hikes, and Biltmore, America’s largest home, built by George Vanderbilt. The winter is an ideal time to visit: temperatures are mild, the travel rates are the best of the year, and it’s easier than any other season to land hard-to-get restaurant reservations, with plenty of outdoor seating available for those looking for it. Snag a room at Kimpton’s Hotel Arras, a 128-room boutique hotel that's perfectly located downtown so you can easily stroll to the area's many breweries, but has a romantic outdoor bar with a fire table so couples who prefer cocktails can say in. If you are in town for the microbrews, don't skip the pumpkin ale at Catawba or the taco truck at Rabbit, Rabbit."