Asheville, North Carolina, a city with a number of nicknames

Asheville, North Carolina · About Sightseeing

There are so many reasons why you should visit the city of Asheville. It is one city that will appeal to all types of travellers. It is also the reason why the city has a number of nicknames, an evidence of how enticing Asheville is.

The country seat of Buncombe County, Asheville is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains and is blessed with a humid subtropical climate. The city is ‎2,134ft above sea level and covers a total area of 45.3 square miles. It is the home to the world's largest active archive of weather data, the United States National Climatic Data Center. The city is often referred to as the "New Age Mecca", “San Francisco of the East", Land of the Sky”, and America’s "Happiest City", “New Freak Capital", and “Best Vegetarian-Friendly Small City". It has also been named by as one of the "Best Places to Retire" by Money Magazine, and picked by Good Morning America as one of the “10 Most Beautiful Places in America”.  The city can be reached by car, bus and train from the other cities in North Carolina. If you would rather travel by air, the Asheville Regional Airport is your gateway to the city. It is located 15 miles from the downtown area and is served by Allegiant, United, Delta and American Airlines.

There are so many attractions in Asheville that it will take days to visit all of them. If you only have a few days to visit its attractions, you must not miss visiting the Asheville Pinball Museum, Lexington Glassworks, Biltmore Estate, Western North Carolina Nature Center, Highland Brewing Company, River Arts District, Biltmore Estate Winery at Antler Hill Village, Grovewood Gallery, and Thomas Wolfe Memorial, just to name a few. Don’t forget to shop for souvenirs and gift items at the Chocolate Fetish, Asheville Bee Charmer, River Oaks Studio, Mast General Store, Screen Door Asheville, and Moonstone Mountain.

You will never run out of things to enjoy in Asheville. Consult Travgroup for more details. 

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