Asheville, North Carolina has some of the most amazing sites and sounds that you can experience. The Residences at Biltmore all suite hotel is conveniently located near many fascinating things to do, and places to visit. On this page you can find some fantastic activities, events, and famous sites you don’t want to miss. If you’d like to know more about any of these great opportunities, or schedule a reservation or tour, our free concierge service can handle all of that for you!
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River Arts District
The River Arts District, located just a few miles from downtown, is home to 185 artists in 25 buildings creating a variety of art for all tastes. 242 Clingman Avenue is a good general address with which to start, then follow the River Arts signs.
WNC Nature Center
Exhibiting over 60 species of animals native to Southern Appalachia. Exhibits include: Appalachian Station – which highlights the diversity of the Smoky Mountains; Appalachian Predators – Life on the Edge which features red and gray wolves, bobcats, cougars and coyotes; The North Carolina Farm – featuring domestic animals commonly found on Appalachian Farms; and the popular Life Underground exhibit Adults – $8 Children – $4
The Biltmore Estate
Admission to the Biltmore includes a self-guided tour of the house and gardens, the Antler Hill village that features a winery, the Biltmore legacy, and Village Green. Then venture to the 8,000 acre backyard with outdoor activities, shopping and restaurants. Be sure to ask our concierge about discount tickets.
Pink Beds Loop (5 miles)
This easy hike loops you around a unique, flat, high-elevation valley.
Black Balsam Knob/Shining Rock Wilderness (Seasonal)
(1.2 miles to first peak, with options to go 10+ miles) Blue Ridge Parkway, mile 420. Hike across spectacular mountain balds. These treeless mountaintops in the Pisgah National Forest, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, offer sweeping views and alpine-like appearance. Hike out three miles without dropping back into the trees.
Dupont State Forest Waterfalls Tour Hike (from .6 to 6 miles)
On this hike, you’ll visit up to 5 of the 6 major waterfalls in Dupont State Forest. It starts as an easy path to some of the most spectacular waterfalls in the area: Hooker, Triple, and High Falls. Covered picnic shelters with views of the falls make for excellent family outing possibilities. If you wish to continue to Grassy Creek and Bridal Veil Falls, this will become a moderate hike.