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Asheville NC Mountains Travel Guide

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Plan your perfect Asheville, North Carolina mountain vacation trip! Our 600+ page travel guide (with 3,000 photographs) is your one stop for planning a trip with lifetime memories... whether it's a romantic getaway or an escape with friends or a solo retreat. Find time and money saving tips and the most up-to-date official information on the Blue Ridge Mountains, Biltmore House, Blue Ridge Parkway, lodging, packages, restaurants, art, events and more. We update daily!

Asheville NC Things to Do: Spring & Summer 2014

Spring Festivals & Events: Our Top 40 list includes street festivals, art tours, flower shows and much more. Most are free to attend.

What's New in Asheville for 2014: More chocolate, beer, zip lines and much more.

Biltmore Blooms: Their festival of flowers (March 20-May 23) includes 75,000 tulips, orchids, azaleas and more. See current ticket specials.

Blue Ridge Parkway: Plan your adventures with our Top 50 things to do along one of America's most scenic drives.

Food Lover's Dream: Find many farm-to-table restaurants, tour farms and take the WNC Cheese Trail.

Beer: Cheers! to our Beer City with 20 craft breweries in western North Carolina. Walk to many of them in downtown Asheville.

Top 50 Waterfalls: Discover our many waterfalls. Most are in state and federal parks with no admission fee.

Top 50 Hikes: Take a hike to appreciate the natural mountain splendor with options for all fitness levels.

Summer Events: See our top 50 list of festivals, art tours and more.

Great Outdoors: The Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains have limitless options for nature lovers, incluiding Zipline Canopy Tours and Whitewater Rafting.

Vacation Packages & Specials: Find current vacation packages and great deals for hotels, cabins and B&Bs.

Spa & Massage: Rest and rejunvenate with a wellness day for you and your sweetie.

Cabin Rentals: Stay in a cozy log cabin for two or large mountaintop home for a big gathering of friends and family.

Bed & Breakfasts: Romance your honey with comforts of home at luxury B&Bs, experts on pampering and relaxation.

Hotels & Inns: Escape to an uptown hotel or a luxury country inn nestled in the mountains.

Burke County & Morganton: See our new feature on a great town and plenty of outdoors fun.

Madison County: Hike the Appalachian Trail, raft the French Broad River and soak in the Hot Springs.

Art Galleries: Discover amazing creations in hundreds of art galleries, River Arts District, art festivals, shows and tours.

Chimney Rock Park: Ride the elevator to the top or hike up the famous rock formation with scenic views overlooking Lake Lure.

Pet Friendly: Find dog-loving places to stay and visit.

• Romantic Spots: Create lifetime memories with your sweetie at one of our Top 20 Picnic Spots and places with Top 15 Mountain Views.


Biltmore Tulips
Biltmore Blooms Festival of Flowers

Downtown Asheville
Top 15 Downtown Asheville

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Recent Video Trip Tours
Take a magical tour on a snowy day at Biltmore Estate. Also see Biltmore snow photo collage.
Visit artists at work in River Arts District.

Vacation in Asheville, North Carolina

Our travel guide features the best and most romantic ideas, tips and places. We appreciate the support of the Asheville Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau. Located in Buncombe County, North Carolina. Recent accolades include:

  • Ashville Chamber of Commerce

    Member - Downtown Asheville Association

    Huffington Post: Happiest city on the East Coast by researchers at the University of Vermont.
  • Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker in 2014
  • Southern Living Magazine: One of the "Tastiest Towns in the South"
  • Fordor's: Best Destination for Fall Foliage on the TODAY Show.
  • Conde Nast Traveler: One of the friendliest places in the world
  • Most Romantic Place in the USA/Canada, Romantic Readers' Choice
  • Good Morning America: One of its “Most Beautiful Places in America”
  • Ashville and Blue Ridge Parkway as the #2 best vacation spot to visit with dog
  • Beer City USA
  • Yoga Journal: One of “10 Fantastically Yoga-Friendly Towns”
  • AmericanStyle: Number one small city (population under 100,000) for the arts
  • One of the “21 Places We’re Going

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Celebrating our 10th year, our independent and locally-owned insider's guide now covers most of western North Carolina, with the best things to do within a 85-mile radius of Asheville.

 Travel Guide: Vacations in Asheville and the North Carolina Mountains
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