Destinations

Nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville, NC is where adventure meets creativity and epicurean culture.  Whether you are looking to explore the culinary and craft breweries of city, take an adventure on the Blue Ridge Parkway, immerse yourself in the elegance of the Biltmore Estate or become a spectator at the Tryon International Equestrian Center -

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Top Asheville Destinations

 

Downtown Asheville

With its vibrant nightlife, award-winning restaurants and craft breweries, Downtown Asheville is the heart of the city and a must do on any visitor vacation calendar. Sip pints at a craft brewery, shop the independent boutiques, and stop in to hear some of the best music in the nation.

 

 

 

Biltmore

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Biltmore Estates in style. This 8,000-acre estate features their award-winning winery, an array of unique dining options, shopping, and the impressive splendor of George Vanderbilt’s European-inspired chateaux, the Biltmore House.

 

 

 


The Blue Ridge Parkway 

With stunning views, breathtaking waterfalls and some of the most reknowned hiking trails in the world, The Blue Ridge Parkway is much more than a road, it is a destination all it’s own. “America’s Favorite Drive” entices more than 20 million travelers each year to wind along the scenic roadway that meanders across the mountains 469 miles from the Shenandoah to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Open year-round, weather permitting.

 

 

 

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Great Smoky National Park is not only America’s most visited National Park; it is one of the most stunning in the nation. Whether you are an experienced backcountry hiker or looking for a scenic drive with picturesque mountain views, GSNP is truly a playground for the avid adventurer.

 

 

 

The Omni Grove Park Inn

Built in the early 1900’s, the Omni Grove Park Inn has a rich history in Asheville. Set above Sunset Mountain in North Asheville, the Inn offers awe-inspiring architecture, spectacular views, award-winning dining and a world-class subterranean spa to relax and rejuvenate.

 

 

 

NC Arboretum

Just south of Downtown Asheville, the NC Arboretum boasts an impressive 65 acres of cultivated gardens filled with colorful botanicals, exhibits, hiking trails and one of the most unique bonsai collections in the nation.

 

 

 

Biltmore Village

Once known as the “company town” for Biltmore Estate workers, today Biltmore Village has a personality all it’s own. Beautiful cobblestone sidewalks meander through the fringes of the estate creating a beautiful village filled with art galleries, high-end boutiques and exquisite dining. It is now truly a destination within a destination.

 

 

River Arts District

Winding around the French Broad River, the River Arts District is home to over 180 local artists and studios. Visitors can spend the afternoon sampling the creativity of the city and stroll through the studios of Asheville’s world renown artists.

 

 

 

Tryon International Equestrian Center

The Tryon International Equestrian Center has become an international hub for many of the world’s top equestrian athletes. Watch riders and horses from around the nation compete, and shop and dine at one of the nation’s premier riding facilities. Check their website at tryon.coth.com for special events, festivals and concerts throughout the year.

 

 

Highlands/Cashiers

A short drive from Asheville sits the plateau resort towns of Highlands and Cashiers, known for their breathtaking mountain vistas, pristine lakes and cascading waterfalls. While both towns boast distinct personalities, they share in their unrivaled mountain “postcard” beauty, award-winning dining experiences, world class outdoor activities and an abundance of southern charm.

 

 

 

Check out exploreasheville.com below for a full list of exciting places to visit in and around the Asheville area.