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Asheville, North Carolina is home to some of the most unique people, awe-inspiring landscapes, and culinary and beverage experiences in the country. The Residences at Biltmore all-suite hotel is conveniently located in the heart of this vibrant and eclectic city. On this page, you’ll find a sampling of some of the exciting activities, events, and notable 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!
  • The Biltmore Estate

    (800) 411-3812
    1 Approach Rd. Asheville, NC 28803

    Admission to Biltmore includes a self-guided tour of the house and gardens, as well as admission to Antler Hill Village that features the Biltmore winery, the Biltmore Legacy building, and the Village Green, with shops, restaurants, and entertainment, among other activities. Be sure to ask our concierge to order your tickets.

  • Asheville Rooftop Bar Tours

    (828) 774-7785
    45 S. French Broad Ave. Suite 170 Asheville, NC 28801

    Experience 3-4 rooftop bars in one afternoon on unique guided tours in the heart of downtown Asheville. There are several tours from which to choose.

  • Land Rover Experience

    (828) 225-1541
    One Lodge Street Asheville, NC 28803

    Navigate incredible off-road obstacles, regardless of your skill level, with the Land Rover® Experience and the help of an experienced instructor. Advance reservations are required, and if you stay with us, you can receive 10% off your excursion. Ask our concierge for details.

  • Antique Car Museum at Grovewood Village

    (828) 253-7651

    The Antique Car Museum at Grovewood Village is open April-December, Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The museum features a collection of antique and vintage automobiles, including a rare 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham (only 400 made) and Asheville’s own 1922 American LaFrance fire truck.

  • Asheville Art Museum

    (828) 253-3227
    2 South Pack Square Asheville, NC 28801

    The Museum presents a robust schedule of engaging exhibitions featuring American art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Established by artists and incorporated in 1948, the Museum is committed to being a vital force in community and individual development and to providing lifelong opportunities for education and enrichment through the visual arts.

  • Asheville Urban Trail

    Downtown Asheville, NC

    If you love art and history, you don’t want to miss walking Asheville’s Urban Trail, a 1.7-mile self-guided walking tour through the streets of downtown Asheville. Asheville’s history and past are told through 30 stops, each with a public sculpture which functions as a landmark.

  • Asheville Food Tours

    (828) 243-7401
    One Page Avenue Asheville, NC 28801

    Asheville offers a plethora of award-winning independent restaurants led by world-class chefs. The 3-hour walking tours offered by Asheville Food Tours are perfect for the foodie in all of us. On the many tours available through the company, you will sample foods and visit several restaurants in downtown Asheville.

  • LaZoom Bus Tours

    (828) 225-6932
    76 Biltmore Ave. Asheville NC 28803

    Are you looking for a wacky ride around the city? The LaZoom bus tours are an entertaining way to learn the history of downtown Asheville. From comedic downtown tours to late-night ghost tours, this company has a little something for everyone.

  • Amazing Pubcycle of Asheville

    (828) 214-5010
    51 Biltmore Ave. Asheville, NC 28803

    Cycle around town on a mobile pub. Enjoy a refreshing beer while seeing the sites of Downtown Asheville – and get exercise while you’re at it. This is a BYOB tour and our concierge is happy to schedule your tour.

  • WNC Arboretum

    (828) 665-2492
    100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way Asheville, NC 28806

    Enjoy strolling through 65 acres of gardens, exhibits, hiking and biking trails, and more. Admission is $14 per car, and hours are April-October 8, a.m.-9 p.m.; and November-March, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

  • The Botanical Gardens at Asheville

    (828) 252-5190
    151 W.T. Weaver Blvd. Asheville, NC 28804

    Looking for a beautiful spot for a leisurely stroll to enjoy nature in the middle of the city? Check out the 10 acres of native plants at the Botanical Gardens at Asheville, located just two miles from downtown, on the University of North Carolina Asheville campus.

  • River Arts District

    (828) 552-4723
    174 West Haywood Street Asheville, NC 28801

    The River Arts District (RAD) is located just a few miles from downtown, and is home to hundreds of artists in 23 buildings along the French Broad River, offering a variety of art for all tastes. A good general address from which to start is Riverside Studios at 174 West Haywood Street, then follow the River Arts signs.

  • WNC Nature Center

    (828) 259-8080
    75 Gashes Creek Road Asheville, NC 28805

    The WNC Nature Center is home to more than 60 species of animals native to Southern Appalachia. Exhibits include: Appalachian Station, which highlights the diversity of the reptiles in the region; Appalachian Predators such as red and gray wolves, bobcats, and coyotes; Black Bear Ridge with black bears, white-tailed deer, owls, and hawks; and the popular Otter Falls, as well as many others.

  • Green River Adventures

    (828) 749-2800
    111 East Main Street Saluda, NC 28773

    Green River Adventures offers whitewater rafting for both beginners and enthusiast. They will also guide you on some amazing hikes and can teach you how to rappel down a waterfall! There are so many activities to choose from that you may have a tough time deciding what to do.

  • Navitat Asheville

    (855) 927-0234
    242 Poverty Branch Road Barnardsville, NC 28709

    Looking for the ultimate mountain adventure? Try zip-lining through the treetops for a unique view of the rolling land. Several experiences are available at this adventure center just 30 minutes from The Residences at Biltmore.