Asheville, North Carolina! One of the sweetest Southern cities I’ve had the pleasure of visiting. Here’s everything you need to know for your next visit.
One of your first stops in Asheville should be the Biltmore. This beautiful and historic Vanderbilt estate boasts its own winery, gardens and a 4 star inn. Tour the grounds and get a bite to eat while you’re there. If you’re still hungry, take a bite out of Southern Cuisine with the Eating Asheville food tour! Learn more about the history of the area, learn about up and coming restaurants and food trends, and more.
Asheville has a bustling art scene, so be sure to explore the River Arts District. Every second Saturday, there are open sessions, classes, and art activities. It certainly won’t be hard to find musical entertainment in Asheville! You can check their music calendar for weekly events, and there’s even a guide on where to go dancing.
The second most popular destination after the Biltmore is the famous Appalachian Trail. Stretching from Georgia to Maine, many of the trail’s miles are right in North Carolina. If you’re not much for wooded trails, explore Asheville’s Urban Trail! This self-guided trail is not even two miles, and weaves you through the cultural and architectural history of the city.
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Asheville, North Carolina – a city in the Blue Ridge Mountains! It’s known for its vibrant art scene and historic architecture.
The vast 19th Century Biltmore Estate, America’s largest home, has tours available for those curious to see the 8,000 acre property and it’s Chateau-style mansion.
The Basilica of St. Lawrence is also an amazing landmark, and the detail of the architecture is amazing to behold. Not to be missed!
The downtown Arts District and the River Arts District are bustling with activity. Many former factory buildings now house incredible art studios, and sophisticated restaurants. There are local breweries, and an upbeat art and music scene in the area.
If you’re looking to get out of the city for a day, there are many opportunities for hiking, river rafting and zip-lining in the local area.
This is the time of year that there is a big Apple Festival! You can try over 40 varieties of apples! It sounds delicious…
A real treat is to check out the Pinball Museum! Adults and children alike just marvel at all the different games. It just sounds like a blast!