If you’ve never been to Asheville before, you might not know there are plenty of opportunities to rent an RV and stay right in the city! Chances are, there are a lot of other things you probably don’t know about Asheville too!
If you’re looking for a fun vacation idea, pack up your bags and make Asheville your final destination. Here are a few fun things you can do during your stay.
Spend Some Time Outdoors
Although over 400,000 people call Asheville home, there are still plenty of beautiful outdoor adventures to be had. Asheville truly is one of the best cities in the country if you’re looking for a mix of city life and nature during your next vacation.
A few of the outdoor attractions that you just can’t miss include:
- Take America’s favorite drive and coast down Blue Ridge Parkway
- Ride your bike in the mountains at Blue Ridge
- Hunt for waterfalls in Gorges State Park
- Stand on top of Chimney Rock
- Explore more than 10,000 acres of forest at DuPont State Forest
You can spend an entire day or more exploring Biltmore. The gem of the estate is George W. Vanderbilt’s winter chateaux where behind-the-scenes and rooftop tours are popular.
Before you leave, make sure you take a stroll through the gardens or do a little horseback riding. If kicking back and relaxing is more your style, visit the winery for a free tasting.
Biltmore Village is located just outside the estate, if you’re looking for even more to do. Shopping, galleries, and restaurants are all waiting to be explored.
Experience Mountain Culture
Located smack dab in the center of North Carolina’s mountain region, it should come as no surprise that Asheville was and continues to be a popular stop for writers, musicians, and architects. Much of that heritage can still be found in Asheville today.
The best places to experience mountain culture include:
- The Diana Wortham Theatre
- Asheville by Foot tours
- The childhood home of Thomas Wolfe
Spend a Day at The Omni Grove Park Inn
The Omni Grove Park Inn is the place to be for a few different reasons. First, it’s on the National Registry of Historic places. It has welcomed 10 different U.S. presidents and it has a huge collection of arts and crafts furniture.
It’s also a great place to visit if you want to experience a little relaxation on your vacation. Sit in the hot tubs at Shoji spa or make a massage appointment at a day spa.
You can also visit the only salt cave in Asheville. By spending time in the cave, you can replenish your body with up to 84 trace elements and negative ions.
There’s so much to do in Asheville! It doesn’t matter if your family wants to rough it outdoors or if you want to sip wine and get a massage, there are plenty of places in the area to keep your family busy!