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Posted by Jay William on 07/13/2017
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Come to Asheville and find yourself immersed in a truly unique mountain oasis, where you can choose to simply relax or go on the many adventures Asheville and surrounding mountains have to offer.

From touring the Historic Biltmore house, enjoying downtown Asheville’s thriving arts and music scene, grabbing a locally sourced meal at one of the many independent restaurants or paddling down the French Broad River and then jumping on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Humming Bird Point is conveniently located to make the most of your Asheville adventure.

 

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Biltmore Estate

Take a step back in time and experience America’s largest home, George Vanderbilt’s 250-room Biltmore House, and its’ 8,000-acre property. Tour the home, stroll the century-old gardens, enjoy a beer at Cedric’s Tavern, a glass of wine at the winery or take an adventure on horseback, bike or kayak. Plan on spending the whole day here.

 

Historic Biltmore Village

Originally built in the late 1890’s as a planned community for the workers of the Biltmore Estate, The Biltmore Village sits at the entrance and houses one of the South’s most unique shopping environments. With locally owned boutiques, fine restaurants, and art galleries; the tree-lined streets and brick sidewalks offer a one of a kind experience.

 

Downtown Asheville

Downtown Asheville is an amazing place. Artists, street musicians, unique boutiques, coffee shops, live music venues, art galleries, 50+ independent restaurants + breweries, and beautiful Art Deco architecture make for a vibrancy that is rarely found in a city of this size. Whether you’re taking in a show, grabbing a meal, shopping, strolling the galleries or just doing some people watching downtown Asheville is the perfect backdrop.

 

West Asheville

Just a little West of downtown, this funky area has been going through a revitalization the past 5+ years and is home to some of the tastiest food, funkiest boutiques, record shops, breweries, and nightlife. Sunny Point Café, The Isis Theater, WALK, West End Bakery, The Mothlight, Zia’s, Lucky Otter, Universal Joint, The Admiral, Harvest Records, Short Street Cakes, Biscuit Head, Pro Bikes, Oysterhouse Brewing, Second Gear, Hops & Vine, and more are located in this quaint and unique walkable community.  Visithttp://onhaywood.com.

 

The River Arts District

Located less than a mile from downtown, this area is home to more than 165 artists’ studios and are open to the public. There are also a number of restaurants, shops, and cafés as well as a historic music venue, The Grey Eagle. Looking for something a little more adventurous? The Asheville Adventure Rental company is also located in the RAD and can help you plan a half/full day kayak or tubing trip down the French Broad River.

 

Local Beer

With 13 breweries in the county there is something for every beer lover. The Wedge, Highlands Brewing, Lexington Ave Brewing, Asheville Brewing Company, The Altamont, Pisgah Brewing, and High Wire are all suggested destinations. There is also a Brews Cruise so you can leave the driving to someone else.

 

Local Food

Asheville and all of Western North Carolina is known for its’ thriving local food scene. Farm to table isn’t just a buzz word here, it’s a part of life in the mountains. Find the freshest and locally grown fruits, vegetables, cheeses, eggs, and meat at one of the many local tailgate markets.

Blue Ridge Parkway

Beautiful scenery and recreational opportunities make the Blue Ridge Parkway one of the most popular scenic drives. Named “America’s Favorite Drive,” the 469-mile scenic road, offers stunning vistas, hiking, and cycling opportunities, running through Asheville. The Blue Ridge Parkway can be accessed by numerous entrances including US 25 in South Asheville (The closest to Hummingbird Point), US 70 in East Asheville, US 74 near Fairview and NC 191 in West Asheville.

 

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