Blowing Rock Gets Nod as “Top Destination on the Rise” in U.S. by TripAdvisor

Blowing Rock Gets Nod as “Top Destination on the Rise” in U.S. by TripAdvisor
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By David Rogers. June 6, 2015. BLOWING ROCK, NC — Joining a heady list of U.S. tourist destinations like Lake Arrowhead, California; the White Mountains in New Hampshire; the Catskills of New York; Flagstaff, Arizona; and others, Blowing Rock has been named a “Top Destination on the Rise” by Internet vacation rental blog, TripAdvisor.

Within the list of 30 destinations on the rise according to TripAdvisor, North Carolina had the most of any U.S. state (5), including not only Blowing Rock, but Oak Island, Nags Head, the Great Smoky Mountains, and Topsail Island. California and Florida were next with three destinations similarly recognized.

Blowing Rock showed an impressive increase in bookings.

In an email exchange this week, Ashlee Centrella, a business development representative of TripAdvisor specializing in vacation rentals told Blowing Rock News that, “Blowing Rock showed an impressive increase in bookings within the last year and was praised by reviews for their family attractions and outdoor wine festival.”

TripAdvisor’s description of Blowing Rock’s appeal stated, “Family attractions like the Tweetsie Railroad, art museum and horse-riding shows support Blowing Rock’s reputation as ‘Crown of the Blue Ridge.’ There’s also wine festivals and other monthly celebrations for all ages.

The full descriptions of these “on the rise” destinations can be found at the TripAdvisor website by clicking HERE. The destinations on the rise, in no particular order or ranking, ¬†include:

  • Garden City Beach, South Carolina
  • Ocean City, New Jersey
  • Gatlinburg, Tennessee
  • Hocking Hills, Ohio
  • The Adirondacks, New York
  • South Lake Tahoe, California
  • White Mountains, New Hampshire
  • Lake Arrowhead, California
  • St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Old Orchard Beach, Maine
  • Ruidoso, New Mexico
  • Luray, Virginia
  • Avalon, New Jersey
  • Sevierville, Tennessee
  • Oak Island, North Carolina
  • Great Smoky Mountains, North Carolina
  • Hot Springs, Arkansas
  • The Catskills, New York
  • Big Bear, California
  • Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Blowing Rock, North Carolina
  • McHenry, Maryland
  • Eureka Springs, Arkansas
  • Killington, Vermont
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Topsail Island, North Carolina
  • Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
  • Nags Head, North Carolina
  • Rockport, Texas
  • Anna Maria Island, Florida


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