Who says a winter vacation has to be dreary and cold? Come to Asheville to warm up for winter with gourmet and organic comfort foods followed by steamy coffee or cocoa. You can hit the slopes by day for some snow tubing, then warm up in your own room with a fireplace and hot tub. Better yet, check out the sizzling winter nightlife.
These are two things that are splendid activities in Asheville, and both are more accessible and less crowded yet still just as enjoyable in the wintertime. Shopping in Asheville is amazingly diverse for a city of this size, whether you want the typical malls and big box stores or you seek out unique, locally-owned shops like those found downtown and in Historic Biltmore Village.