Asheville Travel Guide


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    Many travel websites and online travel magazines consider Asheville as one of the popular destinations in the United States. Not only that, in 2007 Forbes also named Asheville as one of the ideal places to live in the US. Situated between the Great Smoky Mountains and Blue Ridge Mountains, the city...

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Hotels in Asheville (76 Hotels) See All Asheville Hotels

  • Homewood Suites by Hilton - Asheville

    Seen within Asheville, Homewood Suites by Hilton - Asheville is opportunely placed in close proximity to Pisgah Mountain Bike Adventures - Day Tours, Asheville Mall and E...

  • Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park

    With Sensibility Day Spa, Spa de la Vie and Players Cigar Bar comfortably placed close to the three and half star hotel, Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park; this hotel is per...

  • Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Biltmore Estate

    Spotted within Asheville, Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Biltmore Estate is conveniently located in close proximity to Center for Creative Living, Heavenly Spirits Wine ...

  • Hampton Inn Asheville-Tunnel Rd.

    Hampton Inn Asheville-Tunnel Rd. is among the ideal places to remain in Asheville and a two and half star hotel. Nicely placed around Asheville Mall, Eating Asheville and...

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  • Brian Boggs Chairmakers
    Attractions, Arts and Culture
  • Biltmore Estate

    Biltmore Estate

    1 Lodge St

    Biltmore Estate is a large private estate and tourist attraction in Asheville, North Carolina. Biltm...

    Attractions, Historical Sites, Arts and Culture
  • Blue Ridge Parkway

    Blue Ridge Parkway

    199 Hemphill Knob Rd

    A Blue Ridge Parkway experience is unlike any other, a slow-paced and relaxing drive revealing stunn...

    Attractions, Activities, Historical Sites, Outdoors, Landmarks and Points Of Interest
  • Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center

    Southern Highland Cr...

    Milepost 382, Blue R...

    Attractions, Arts and Culture, Landmarks and Points Of Interest

About Asheville

Many travel websites and online travel magazines consider Asheville as one of the popular destinations in the United States. Not only that, in 2007 Forbes also named Asheville as one of the ideal places to live in the US. Situated between the Great Smoky Mountains and Blue Ridge Mountains, the city is a picturesque view with mountainous regions as its background.

Also considered as the “Paris of the South”, the city boasts of a rich architecture composed of neo-Gothic and Art Deco buildings. One can visit a vast collection of art galleries, museums and historical sites. The city is also ideal for those who love hiking, rafting, climbing, fishing and many other outdoor activities.

Things to Do

Hiking the Appalachian Trail can be challenging for some as it stretches to a total of 2,180 miles. Go for the Max Patch Mountain trail, which stretches up to 4,600 feet high. Two trails will take you to a breathtaking view of Mt Mitchell and the Great Smoky Mountains. If you prefer high-altitude hiking, you can follow the trail from Newfound Gap to the Charles Bunion mountain peak. It will take you 6,222 miles above sea level and a captivating view of the Great Smoky Mountains.

From a challenging hike, change the course of your vacation to a sightseeing tour of America’s version of Versailles. The Biltmore Estate is a French Renaissance chateau owned by George Vanderbilt. The 8,000 acre-estate takes five hours to explore and includes a winery where visitors can have free wine tastings. The tour also includes a visit to the Antler Hill Village and farm.

Asheville is known to be an artsy city, with a large arts community found in the River Arts district. The district used to be rows of abandoned warehouses; however, artists started using it as studios. At present, almost 150 artists open their work for the public, tourists and locals alike.

From exploring various artworks, visitors especially literature enthusiasts will enjoy visiting the house of famed author, Thomas Wolfe. The house’s façade, interiors and furnishings have been well preserved. Visitors can expect a glimpse at his Harvard diploma, writing desk and typewriter. There is also an audio-visual presentation of his biography shown in the visitor center.

Visiting Asheville would never be complete without going on a great outdoor adventure. Visitors can stop over several parks and natural attractions such as the Chimney Rock State Park where visitors can ride an elevator to the top of the monolith to get a 360-degree view of the surrounding areas. Chimney Rock, which was featured in the movie, The Last of the Mohicans, also contains the Hickory Nut Falls. Other attractions in the park include the Devil’s Head balancing rock and the Opera Box. The latter is a cavern where visitors can get a panoramic view of Hickory Nut Gorge and the Lake Lure.

Food tripping will never be a problem in Asheville as there are about 50 local restaurants just in the downtown area offering farm-to-table dining. Various travel agencies also offer several food tours. This includes winery tours, chocolate lover’s tours and brewery tours.

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