Eco-Friendly Fall Adventures

Eco-Friendly Fall Adventures
Eco-conscious travelers looking for an earth-friendly fall getaway will find plenty of opportunities to minimize their footprint in the Asheville area.

Park your car in walkable downtown Asheville and spend the day exploring boutiques, galleries, restaurants and public markets where you can sample fresh, local cuisine. The Urban Trail is self-guided walking tour of Asheville’s history traced through art and statues in downtown Asheville. Pick up a guide for this and other tours at the Asheville Visitor Center, also located downtown.

You can even take a smart tour of the area. Step onto a Segway and tour downtown, Biltmore or even the trails at The North Carolina Arboretum. Or hop aboard LaZoom, a comedy tour of Asheville on a purple bus powered by biodiesel. Pedal-powered rickshaw carriages offer a street-side view of Asheville's Art Deco architecture.

If you have additional suggestions for ways to ‘green’ your fall travel, share your ideas by leaving us a comment.

Insider’s Tips: Fall is less than three weeks away making now the best time to book your fall getaway. Accommodations tend to fill up during the fall, so plan in advance. Check out for travel packages, coupons and more insider tips.

And don't forget that our weekly fall color reports begin soon to help you find the best color in the area - stay tuned!
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