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Best Spring Hikes in Asheville, NC

As the mountains green up with the coming of spring, the new season also brings a burst of color to the trails in and around Asheville. Hundreds of types of wildflowers appear on the paths that lead to stunning vistas and thundering waterfalls. These trails are among local favorites for seeing the best spring wildflowers in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Different kinds of

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Spring in the Quilt Garden at the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville, NC

Best Gardens to Visit in Asheville

Asheville is a Garden-Lovers Paradise Asheville, North Carolina's scenic natural landscape is a mecca for greenery, flowers and blooms. The Asheville area has a favorable climate for lush gardens, and the locals have a long history of being instilled with a passion and respect for protecting and showcasing the land. In the late 19th century, George W. Vanderbilt hired Frederick Law Olmsted,

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9 Great Asheville Tours for Spring

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 South," "Land of the Sky" or

A beautiful summer sunset view at Max Patch near Asheville, NC

Top 8 Sunset Spots in Asheville, NC

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

Sun setting over mountain vista with catawba rhodoendrons blooming in foreground

7 Great Places to View Wildflowers in Asheville

The lush forests and temperate weather of Asheville's mountains create a special kaleidoscope of flowering plants. And many of them cannot be found anywhere else in the world! For an interactive look at what flowers are blooming when, see our Asheville wildflower bloom schedule. Here are some of my favorite spots for eye-popping blossoming beauties. Don’t forget your camera. Biltmore One

A statue of Olmstead lives at the NC Arboretum in Asheville

A Sense of Place: Frederick Law Olmsted’s Legendary Landscapes

See Designer’s Vision Blossom in Asheville He designed New York’s Central Park and Prospect Park; the city of Pinehurst, North Carolina, the landscape surrounding the U.S. Capitol. He pioneered not only landscape architecture but also conservation in America, and there are few places where the genius of Frederick Law Olmsted is better preserved than at Biltmore in Asheville. His design

Two men riding bikes along the greenway in Asheville

Six Biking Adventures in Asheville

As one of the countries top mountain bike destinations alongside hundreds of miles of road biking, there is no better way to explore Asheville than on two wheels. Here's a list of places and local businesses that can help you on your way. 1. Flying Bike Tours Enjoy a tour of Asheville on these e-bikes. Geared toward: Anyone who wants to explore Asheville on two wheels!  These

Mother and daughter standing in the gardens at Biltmore Estate

Biltmore Blooms

Biltmore Estate Events for Spring 2024 Biltmore Blooms 2024: March 25 – May 23, 2024 Welcome spring in high style at Biltmore with more than 100,000 flowers blooming in gardens fit for a Vanderbilt. At Biltmore Blooms, the estate's annual festival of flowers, the color and fragrance of orchids and thousands of spring bulbs steal the show. New for Blooms this year from May

Grandfather Mountain in Fall

You Shall See Wonders: A Day at Grandfather Mountain

Visit an Internationally Renowned Nature Preserve, Just 90 Minutes from Asheville Shakespeare is staring at me. The cleverly named barred owl is perched on the leather glove of Grandfather Mountain's head naturalist. It's as if the bird knows I mistakenly thought a mourning dove cooing was an owl hooting this morning—just one of the revelations I've had during this educational