From panoramic vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the elegance of the Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Carolina offers visitors rewarding experiences during every season of the year. Along the Blue Ridge Parkway, it's easy to immerse yourself in emerging springtime foliage, bright summer flowers, stunning fall colors, or intricate winter wonderlands.
Flights to Asheville land at Asheville Regional Airport, located 15 miles south of the downtown area. Toss your bags into the back of an Asheville airport car rental, and get ready to experience Asheville's many pleasures. The 425-acre North Carolina Arboretum offers myriad opportunities for relaxation; at the same time, ambitious hikers can enjoy miles of forested paths that occasionally meander through the lush gardens. A fabulous 250-room French chateau beckons at the 8,000-acre Biltmore Estate, George Vanderbilt's one-time home, that is framed by formal gardens and towering trees. Inside, see works by Renoir amid generous expanses of marble and crystal.
Later on, park your Asheville car rental long enough to tour downtown Asheville via Segway. Tour guides help you to get further acclimated to the city, where you learn about North Carolina's most famous novelist at the Thomas Wolfe Memorial, located in his mother's one-time boarding house. A short distance to the west you'll find the imposing edifice of the Basilica of St. Lawrence; this California mission-style architecture stands in marked contrast to the Biltmore.
Whether you like the idea of a cheap ride or a luxurious car rental in Asheville, you'll always have the perfect vehicle for your trip. Decide on the amenities you prefer, and then browse Travelocity's extensive selection of Asheville hotels to select your ideal accommodations. Don't forget about the Travelocity app, which gives you exclusive mobile deals. Whether you're seeking some well-deserved R&R or an invigorating adventure, you'll find it all in Asheville.
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