Imagine a charming destination, boasting something for everyone with a thriving arts community, outdoor recreation, a contemporary downtown, fine dining and unique shopping options. If this is what you seek for your next destination, start planning your itinerary in Asheville, North Carolina! As a first step, book with Choice Hotels and have the perfect accommodations ready and waiting for you.
Next, explore a wonderful selection of popular attractions and historical landmarks in the area including:
The Biltmore Estate is America's largest home, covering four acres and totaling 175,000 square feet of indoor space. Take a tour of this mega-mansion and explore the 250 rooms, 65 fireplaces, an indoor pool, bowling alley and priceless art and antiques. The Vanderbilt family-owned estate also features a winery, several boutiques and a farmyard with dozens of animals certain to delight visitors of all ages.
Built in the late 1890s at the entrance to the Biltmore Estate, historic Biltmore Village is one of the most-visited shopping destinations in the area. Enjoy the tree-lined streets, brick sidewalks, open air dining and original houses dating back to the 1900s. Don't forget to check out the one-of-a-kind merchandise and trinkets for sale at the boutiques and specialty shops.
The Pack Place Education, Arts and Science Center is the place to be for a taste of local culture and entertainment. Conveniently located downtown, the center is home to the Asheville Art Museum, Colburn Earth Science Museum, Diana Wortham Theatre, Health Adventure Museum and the YMI Cultural Center.
Surrounded by the picturesque Southern Appalachian Mountains, the North Carolina Arboretum is nestled in one of the most beautiful natural garden settings in America. Covering more than 400 acres, the North Carolina Arboretum offers a variety of gardens, a bonsai collection, art exhibits, workshops and hiking and biking trails.
Chimney Rock Park is about 20 minutes from Asheville and definitely worth a visit. The park's crown jewel, the Chimney, is a towering, 315-foot monolith located on the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains. With an elevation of 2,280 feet and 75-mile views, this mountaintop experience will take your breath away. You can get to the top of the Chimney with great ease (elevator) or some effort (400+ stairs) - it's up to you!
With so much to see and do, you cannot go wrong with spending your next vacation in Asheville, NC. Book with Choice Hotels and have warm, cozy room with friendly staff ready to provide the hospitality and guidance you need for an unforgettable experience.
Mars Hill, NC, US, 28754
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