Whether you are interested in taking tours while your are visiting Asheville or prefer touring the city on your own you won't be disappointed. There are various Walking, Bicycling, Trolley and Bus tours available.
Downtown Asheville Cultural Opportunities
Cultural opportunities abound in Asheville and you will be amazed by the variety of entertainment available.
Your trip to Asheville NC will not be complete until you visit the Biltmore Estate. Visit the 250 room Biltmore house and its gardens and winery all located on the 8,000 acre estate. Be sure and visit the shops and restaurants for unique items. George Vanderbilt created Biltmore as a vacation home. Vanderbilt had a "house warming party" for friends and family on Christmas Eve in 1895. He used this home and gardens as a retreat where he could feed his passion for art, literature, and horticulture. Building this massive estate was one of the most spectacular residential projects of its time (and still is!). The estate took over 6 years to build. To avoid construction delays, the estate had its own brick factory, woodworking shop, and railway spur for transporting materials to the location.
The mountains, lakes and forests are what initially attracts residents and visitors to the area. Below is just a small sample of the outdoor adventures that await.
The Appalachian Trail is approximately 2,184 miles long and passes thru the western portion of North Carolina. It is one of the most well known long distance hiking trails in the country.