Asheville is a Blue Ridge Mountains Shangri-La.
What’s there not to like about this year-round resort town, tucked between the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains? Charming yet surprisingly cosmopolitan for a town of about 73,000, Asheville has a Southern appeal all its own. There are intimate cafés and buzzing bistros, Art Deco skyscrapers and arcades reminiscent of Paris. An impressive art scene is balanced with a litany of outdoor persuits: kayaking, hiking, biking, fishing, you name it. And, of course, Asheville is home to one of the world's largest private homes — the Biltmore Estate, a French Renaissance-style mansion with 250 rooms. With so much to do and so much natural beauty to see, it’s no wonder so many locals first started out as tourists.
Check out this great scenic video of beautiful Asheville
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