Lonely Planet names top US destination of 2017

By Patrick Jones, Buzz60

If you're looking to travel domestically around the U.S. in 2017, you might want to check out Lonely Planet's list of top places to visit.

Check out the top 10 below:

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10. Florida’s Emerald Coast

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9. Denver, Colorado

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8. Texas Hill Country’s wine region

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7. The Adirondacks, New York

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6. Atlanta, Georgia

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5. Montana’s Flathead Valley

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4. California’s Low Desert

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3. Lincoln, Nebraska

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2. Western Washington

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1. Asheville, North Carolina

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The travel guide based this decision on the fact that Asheville has a thriving arts community.

The website also mentions the abundance of craft beer that is produced locally as well as outdoorsy activities in the Blue Ridge Mountains and the French Broad River.

So you can dress it up and dress it down, making Asheville seem like the little black dress of cities.

Some of the top picks may be places you would never have thought to visit, but that's the point of traveling -- meeting the unexpected and having a blast doing it.

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