Human beings weren't made to spend all their time in office blocks, surrounded by concrete. An adventure to places like North Carolina Arboretum isn't just good fun, it's essential to our health and well-being.
To get there, go about 220 miles (354 kilometers) from the state capital, Raleigh, until you get to Asheville.
You will have 2 hotels to pick from nearby. Think about spending a couple of nights at the Bent Creek Lodge Bed & Breakfast and Asheville Cottages, both within 2 miles (3 kilometers) of North Carolina Arboretum.
It won't take you very long to book one of the surrounding area's economical solutions. Some popular ones are the Quality Inn & Suites Biltmore South and the Comfort Inn Asheville Airport.
You definitely deserve some time at one of the few first-rate hotels in the surrounding area. You may want to enquire about rooms at the Grand Bohemian Asheville, Autograph Collection and The Residences At Biltmore.
A big day of exploring is a surefire way to work up an appetite. When hunger strikes and you need to refuel, make your way to The Savory Thyme Cafe (100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville), only 0.2 miles (0.3 kilometers) away.
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