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There are plenty of great places to visit in the area. Here are a few we reccomend!

Biltmore Estate

This extraordinary estate has been a must-see tourist destination for many years. An enormous mansion, beautiful gardens, Antler Village and Winery, and a variety of outdoor activities are nestled in this 8,000 acre piece of land. Concerts, tours, food, and shopping are also offered.

Downtown Asheville

Downtown Asheville is a truly unique place to see. It's a cluster of variety with restaurants, shops, and other interesting establishments. The nightlife is just as interesting as the day, and you're sure to find several places you'll love. There are art galleries, a variety of tours, and events happening frequently. Typically on Friday and Saturday night, you can find a number of musicians on various street corners, and frequently you'll find perofrmers during the day. This is one place you don't want to miss!

River Arts District

A collection of studio buildings, showcasing a variety of local artists. This district holds an incredible number of talented artists, displaying and selling their work.

WNC Nature Center

The Nature Center offers a unique experience to see and learn about a variety of animals, from cougars to otters. Over 220 animals, and a petting zoo make this a fun and kid-friendly place to visit.

NC Arboretum

The Arboretum has a wide variety of plant life, and beautiful gardens all throughout. There are a number of trails and it stretches back to a lake.

Grove Park Inn

The Grove Park Inn opened in 1913 and is a popular place to visit. A grand hotel set in a beautiful location, this is a great place to swing by and grab a coffee or sit down at one of their restaurants. Christmas is also a great time to visit, since much like the Blitmore, they have a lavishly decorated interior.

Asheville Botanical Gardens

A vast variety of native plants, with winding trails and a visitor center. The gardens are a beautiful place to explore and relax. Admission is free.

Asheville Art Museum

Located in the heart of downtown, Asheville Art Musuem is nice central place to visit. It hosts a variety of art collections.

Vance Birthplace

The birthplace of North Carolina's Civil War Governor. This is a reconstructed home in Weaverville. Admission is free.

Smith-Mcdowell House

Asheville's oldest surviving dwelling, the Smith-Mcdowell House is a mansion built in the 1840s and passed along to a number of different owners. It's rich in history and features rooms that exhibit through the decades of the 19th century.

Basilica of St. Lawrence

A beautiful church located in downtown Asheville, this basilica is a dignified example of art, architecture, and history. The bells can often be heard ringing throughout the day. Tours are offered.