As Hurricane Matthew was headed to the coasts of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina; many folks made an exodus to the mountains of Asheville North Carolina. Most people do not need an excuse to come to Western North Carolina, but it this case it was kind of mandatory to leave certain areas due to the storm, so what better place to go than Asheville?! We have lodging, food, beer, entertainment; and if the waters ever get too high here, we can always hike to the top of a mountain for safety.
On the Asheville Twitter feed, you can see many people who have “ran away” from places like Charleston SC, Florida and several other locations to come to Asheville while Hurricane Matthew does its damage on the coast. I mean, what would you do if you escaped disaster and had a few days off? Eat, Drink, & Be Merry of course! And that is exactly what they are doing. Hurricane + Vacation = Hurrication 2016.
If you happen to be here from out of town, this is a good time anyway as the Fall Colors are coming alive and the weather is pretty decent. You can check out some of these links if you are looking for something to do: