Located just over 2 hours from central Charlotte, Asheville is the largest city in Western North Carolina. It offers a mix of urban conveniences and outdoor recreation thanks to its location along the Blue Ridge Parkway.Less
Hike in the 500,000-acre national forest which doubled as a filming location for the Hunger Games films.
Take a tour of this arts disctrict, home to more than a hundred artists.
The North Carolina Arboretum is a 434-acre public garden located within the Bent Creek Experimental Forest and is surrounded by lush folds of the botanically diverse Southern Appalachian Mountains as well as adjacent to the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway.
Grab a drink or meal at Wicked Weed, a brewpub specializing in West Coast-style hoppy ales, open fermented Belgian beers, and barrel aged sours.
Overnight in luxury at the Foundry Hotel, house in the former foundry that forged the steel for the Biltmore Estate.