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This Asheville NC hotels motels and vacation guide has information on lodging and attractions. Read about fishing spots, hiking trails, camping, restaurants and other tourist attractions. Information for this website has been gathered from visiting local attractions, reviewing travel brochures and pamphlets. I have been a resident of the city for the past 35 years.

Asheville has a diverse population. The city is known for being Gay friendly and for its nightlife. There are festivals and events happening most of the year. Venders are on the streets selling their wares. Get a hot dog at an old fashion hot dog stand. Musicians play on the sidewalk too. Experience the diversity of downtown Ashville anytime.

Asheville is best known for the Biltmore House. Its the largest private home in America. The Biltmore Mansion was modeled after a 16th century French Chateau. At one time, the Biltmore Estates was about 125,000 acres. Then, the land included Mt. Pisgah. Much of this land is now part of the Blue Ridge Parkway. See the spectacular gardens. Taste the fine wines at the winery. Memories of a tour of Biltmore House will last a lifetime. Biltmore Village was once the homes of the workers of Biltmore Estate. Now, the village is a complex of unique shops, art galleries, antique shops and restaurants.

In the summer, Asheville comes alive with music, dance, art and festivals. All through the summer months, hear a wide range of music from Classical to African to country mountain music. See Shakespeare, Broadway Musicals, Comedies. Nature provides a lot to see and do too. Take a zipline canopy tour. Go whitewater rafting. Star gaze. Hike or Bike. Ride horses. Take a leisure picturesque drive. Explore the mountains. Discover waterfalls and scenic views.

For Summer, read Asheville Outdoors, Asparagus Recipes, Grilled Chicken Recipes and Appalachian Life.

Asheville has many music venues. Each year an abundance of music performances, live shows and musical events are performed throughout the city. The drum circle, held in Pritchard Park in the spring and summer months, is particularly popular. Both Residents and tourists attend. Play a musical instrument and dance at this free event.

Planning your trip

The best time to visit Asheville is anytime. There is always something to do in or outside of town. Fall is the busiest tourist season. In the Fall, thousands of people visit the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Fall Scenic Drive is the highlight of any Asheville holiday and allows you to enjoy all that the mountains have to offer, from the comfort of a car. The Autumn leaves are spectacular against the backdrop of the mountains. Other seasons offer equally breathtaking views of the mountains. In early summer, the mountains come alive with blooming wildflowers, trees and green plants. Take a picnic and enjoy the view. Then, hike trails that will leave you literally breathless. In the Spring, see the beautiful flower gardens at Biltmore Estate at the annual Festival of Flowers. Winter is also a wonderful time to visit the North Carolina mountains. Go skiing at nearby Wolf Laurel ski resort. Visit Asheville during the Christmas holidays. The Biltmore House and the Grove Park Inn resort deck their halls with holiday decorations every year. It is well worth a visit to see.

Our list of Asheville attractions will help you plan your trip to the North Carolina mountains. You will find information on golf courses, restaurants, museums, campgrounds and surrounding areas. View mountain pictures. Planning to relocate? Find information on real estate listings, jobs, and churches.

Asheville had numerous golf clubs and golf courses. These include the Southern Tee Golf Course and the Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa Golf Course. There are 15 spas to enjoy in Asheville. Resorts and spa days offer a range of holistic and romantic experiences.

Asheville NC area towns - There are many small towns within Asheville's perimeter. Visit Hendersonville, Chimney Rock, Flat Rock, Black Mountain, Mars Hill and Lake Lure. These towns offer a break from the hustle and bustle of big city living. Find hotels for a truly relaxing vacation.

Outside of Asheville, tour Vance Birthplace in Weaverville. Vance was the governor of North Carolina during the American Civil War. His family was one of the first to settle in Western North Carolina. Visit the Cherokee Indian Reservation. See the famous outdoor drama, Unto these Hills. Play the slot machines at the Cherokee Casino. Go trout fishing. Cherokee is known for having the best trout fishing. Western North Carolina has many lakes, rivers and streams to fish. Catch bass, crappie, trout.