Top 10 Holiday Outings in Asheville NC
ASHEVILLE, N.C., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — This holiday season in Asheville will be especially busy with plenty to see and do. Here are the Top 10 Asheville Holiday Outings according to www.RomanticAsheville.com, an online travel guide to this Blue Ridge Mountains area.
1. Christmas at Biltmore Estate: Asheville’s biggest holiday event starts November 5. See America’s largest home decked out in festive finery. The magical Candlelight Evenings begin November 12.
2. Downtown Asheville: Make holiday shopping fun and relaxing while finding truly special gifts. Browse 200+ local shops and 30 art galleries. For a break, stop at one of the 50 restaurants or take the zany LaZoom bus tour.
3. Gingerbread Houses: For a real treat, see the amazing display of gingerbread houses at the National Gingerbread House Competition at the famous Grove Park Inn Resort on November 17-January 2.
4. Biltmore Village: Located across from the entrance to Biltmore Estate, the Village is home to more than 40 unique shops. Visit the first weekend of December for Dickens in the Village.
5. Art: Asheville is a mecca for artists, so this is the place to find one-of-a-kind gifts. In addition to the galleries downtown and Biltmore Village, head to the Folk Art Center and the River Arts District.
6. Antiques: The best area in Asheville to find antiques is the Biltmore Antiques District with 13 stores within a mile and a half of the Biltmore Estate.
7. Winter Hiking: For the best views of the year, take a winter hike. With leafless trees, cool temperatures, less crowds and frequent bright blue skies, it may become your favorite time of the year to hit the trail.
8. Grand Bed and Breakfasts: Stay in a home away from home, complete with the sights, sounds and smells of the holidays, at elegant B&B inns, many with special deals and packages.
9. Cabin Fever: For a quiet retreat from the holiday madness, escape to a romantic cabin or cottage.
10. Holiday Events: Catch one of the many holiday events in Asheville, from the Nutcracker to the Holiday Pops.
For more details on these, visit the 400-page free online travel guide at http://www.romanticasheville.com/holidays.htm.
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SOURCE RomanticAsheville.com Travel Guide