Asheville, NC, located a mere 20 minutes away from the Montreat campus in Montreat, NC, was selected as one of “America’s Best College Towns” by Travel and Leisure magazine. The popular travel magazine awarded the designation to Asheville after readers nominated 744 towns and voted the Asheville area to number eight out of the top 20 list. 

The Travel and Leisure magazine blurb notes, “Asheville itself is down-to-earth, and, according to T+L readers, quirky in the best of ways.”

The western NC region is known for its outdoor environment which is ideal for hiking, mountain biking and whitewater paddling among other choice excursions. Asheville also has countless opportunities for cultural experiences in the areas of art, music, food and diverse events.

Read more from the Travel + Leisure magazine blurb and find out more about activities in the area.