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Asheville

(4.3/5 based on 38,000+ reviews for top 30 attractions)
Things to do: historic sites, scenic drive, museums

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina. Proud of the thriving arts community, the locals often refer to their city as the "Paris of the South." Music fans on vacation here will find plenty on tap in Asheville's thriving live music scene, with numerous nightclubs hosting some of the country's favorite music stars, from jazz and blues to rock and pop. Asheville also boasts a lively culinary scene, with its downtown restaurants offering a diverse menu of regional foods. With dishes ranging from sweet potato pancakes to Cajun fried catfish, your trip is sure to be full of great eats. Asheville is also home to the world's largest active archive of weather data. Add Asheville and other destinations in United States to your travel plans using our United States trip itinerary planner.
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Where to stay

To take advantage of the best Asheville has to offer without breaking the bank, stay at one of the city's small motels, many of which offer free breakfast buffets and plenty of secure parking. Asheville's historical district contains most of the city's bed and breakfasts, allowing you to stay within a short walk of downtown shopping, dining, and entertainment. The area also boasts numerous budget-friendly hostels, offering inexpensive private rooms for backpackers. For something completely different, rent an eco-friendly cabin in a wooded area just a short drive from the city.
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