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North carolina asheville

Asheville, North Carolina is a great place for a spring vacation. It is located in the beautiful blue Ridge Mountains. The city is nicknamed “Land of the Sky”. It is the 11th largest city in the United States, recognized by Modern Maturity as “one of the 50 most alive places to be”. Asheville, North Carolina is home to the University of North Carolina bulldogs.

There are a number of points of interest in Asheville, North Carolina. The Blue Ridge Parkway leads you along the lovely Blue Ridge Mountain line, where you can look over the views and overlooks. The Biltmore Estate is the largest privately-owned home in the United States. It was built between 1889 and 1895 by George Washington Vanderbuilt II. The Thomas Wolfe House is there, which is the childhood home of author Thomas Wolfe. The Botanical Gardens and The Great Smoke Mountains National Park where you can hike, fish, picnic, etc. There is a museum of the Cherokee Indian which contains the world’s largest collection of Cherokee artifacts, archives and documents. There is also a Cherokee visitor center and a Cherokee excursion. There are also a number of local music events and currently the Festival of Spring!

There is plenty of shopping to be had as well. There is the Biltmore Square Mall to begin, with sixty plu specialty shops including Belk and Dilliards. There is the Chatsworth Art and Antiques with 19th and early 20th century watercolors and prints as well as other antiques. The Guild Crafts features pottery, ironwork, glass and prints from members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild. The Olde World Christmas Shoppe offers one of a kind Christmas items, homemade fudge, Otis Spunkmeyer cookies, and gift baskets. And then relax in the Relax & Rejuvenate of Asheville Inc. Massage Therapy Center where you can receive a full massage treatment.

Finally, you can top off your evening a number of ways in this great city. The Asheville Symphony Orchestra performs at the Civic center featuring the music of Beethoven, Brahms, Mahler, Mozart and Stravinsky. The LaZoom Comedy Tour is a purple bus evening comedy tour. Tressa’s Downtown Jazz & Blues Club is a historic landmark known for its romantic ambience. Root Bar #1 features original music and the sport of “rootball”, as well as the ‘best beers in the world’. Or try Hannah Flanagan’s Irish Pub with Iris draft and bottled beers and outdoor dining with live music nightly.

So now is the time to think of your vacation to Asheville, North Carolina! Are you ready?

 

 

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