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Winter Hiking Outdoors

5 Great Winter Hikes Near Asheville

Warm Up On These Top Winter Hiking Trails Taking a winter hike offers many rewards! First of all, you’ll appreciate the refreshing temperatures as you climb a mountainside. Often, you’ll have the trail all to yourself since there are fewer fellow hikers. In addition, see the best views of the year thanks to leafless trees and deep blue skies. While the higher mountain peaks often have

Grayline Asheville Trolley Tours

8 Great Asheville Tours for Spring

Get out and move, learn, sample and laugh For first-time visitors, or for seasoned travelers looking to dive a bit deeper, city tours can be a great way to get to know Asheville. And like everything else, many of Asheville's city tours are just a little bit different. Check out these tours that are just perfect for enjoying warm spring weather and becoming acquainted with "Paris of the

Hunger Games

Hunger Games Itineraries

Experience the Hunger Games: Day Trip Itineraries Go behind the scenes and explore the beautiful mountain locations filmed for The Hunger Games. Follow in the footsteps of your favorite tributes with these day trip itineraries, then retire to Asheville just like the stars did. Hunger Games Interactive Map Use the map* below to plan your Hunger Games getaway, or stop by the Asheville Visitors

Watch & Win: Free Hunger Games Survival Getaway

Hunger Games

The curtain went up on Asheville with the premier of the highly anticipated film, The Hunger Games , which opened in spring 2012. Shot on location in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, the movie showcases both the area's natural beauty and—through the lives of the young stars on set—the wealth of exciting things to see & do around town. Behind The Scenes—Arena

Golf at the Omni Grove Park Inn

Mountain Golf in Asheville, N.C.

Get in the swing at Asheville-area golf courses Mountain golf courses offer spectacular scenery as well as unique playing experiences that coastal and flat-land courses just can't duplicate. The area is home to many challenging courses that follow the undulating curves of the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains. Many of these courses are known for their tight, narrow fairways with steep

Black-Throated Green Warbler

8 Places to Bird Watch in Asheville, N.C.

Bring your binoculars to these birding havens Whether you’re a casual bird watcher or you’re collecting sightings for your Life List, this is a birder’s paradise. Bald Eagles, Peregrine Falcons, Great Blue Herons, and Pileated Woodpeckers are just a few of the 200 birds that make their home here year-round, while another 80 species migrate through the Southern Appalachian

Appalachian Allure

Top 8 Sunset Spots in Asheville, N.C.

The Best Places to Catch a Scenic Sunset The Blue Ridge Mountains offer some of the best vantage points to watch the sun drop below the peaks in a splash of color. People travel from all over the world to see the nightly show. We asked our social media fans to share their favorite places to watch the sunset in and around Asheville, North Carolina. Here are the results! 1. The Omni Grove Park Inn

Mountain Biking in Bent Creek

The Most Popular Mountain Biking in WNC

Urban riding to deep wilderness: Where to go mountain biking in Asheville Asheville is quickly becoming a mecca for mountain bikers throughout the entire country who want to experience the deep, lush forests, while bombing their way over trails that weave past waterfalls, scenic views, wildlife and natural beauty. An experimental forest and some trails that are slick No, you won't find any mad

High Falls

A Day Trip to DuPont

“Hunger Games” setting offers amazing waterfalls, lakes, and trails Less than an hour’s drive south of Asheville between Hendersonville and Brevard, drop-dead gorgeous DuPont State Recreational Forest is a wonderful day trip if you enjoy waterfalls, easy trail access, and beautiful scenery—and who doesn’t? Some 84 miles of well-marked and maintained trails offer easy

Picnic at Richland Balsam

One Trip, Two or More Generations

Make the Most of the Multigenerational Getaway In search of the perfect family-friendly vacation destination for kids, parents and grandparents? Look no further. Asheville has something fun and enjoyable for everyone, regardless of age. Visitors have been flocking to Asheville since the 1880s when railroad companies transformed it from a wilderness outpost to a destination for those in search of

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