Asheville Tourist Information and Tourism
(Asheville, North Carolina - NC, USA)
Asheville is situated at the junction of the Swannanoa River and the French Broad River, in the state of North Carolina (NC). Full of 1920s charm, Asheville is surrounded by spectacular countryside, including the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains. Asheville is well connected to the Carolinas, with a ring of interstates nearby, with good public transportation options.
Close to the University of North Carolina in nearby Chapel Hill, Asheville is known for its Art Deco buildings, trendy coffee shops, funky art galleries and vintage clothes shops. Walking tours of central Asheville are strongly recommended, and offer a wealth of information about Asheville's interesting past, particularly along the Asheville Urban Trail, which features around 30 points of significant and historical importance.
Tourism information in Asheville is available at the local visitors center on Montford Avenue, just off Hill Street and Haywood Street, which is open daily and full of useful advice and information about local attractions. Asheville's visitors center also provides leaflets, maps, travel information and advice about where to stay.
With a range of hotels throughout Asheville, accommodation is readily available throughout the area, being clustered in the city's lively downtown district, close to amenities. Hotels are also concentrated around the Montford Historic District, close to the Biltmore Estate, on Blue Ridge Parkway and nearby the Asheville Regional Airport (AVL). For something completely different, Asheville cabins offer more scenic and peaceful lodging, being close to a series of hiking trails and boasting views of the Blue Ridge Parkway forests and Mount Pisgah. More information about Asheville Hotels
Asheville offers an array of top tourist attractions, including the Asheville Historic Trolley Tours - providing entertaining tours of Asheville's historic places of interest; Sliding Rock - a natural water attraction close to Asheville, offering fun for the whole family; Mast General Store - a fine reconstruction of a 1940s vintage store, with numerous interesting items on sale; and Asheville's Folk Art Center - highlighting the works of the Southern Appalachian people, with a selection of demonstrations. More information about Asheville Tourist Attractions
Some of Asheville's best art galleries and museums include the Asheville Art Museum - displaying an impressive art collection, including period, modern and contemporary works and the Colburn Earth Science Museum - featuring many hands-on displays relating to the earth's mineral resources. More information about Asheville Museums and Art Galleries
More Asheville Information / Fast Facts and Orientation
- Country: United States of America (USA)
- Location: Buncombe County, North Carolina (NC)
- Status: city and county seat
- Area: approximately 41 square miles / 106 square kilometers
- Population: approximately 70,000
- Language: American English
- Currency: US Dollar (USD)
- Time zone: GMT - 5 hours Eastern Standard Time (daylight saving time is observed)
- Country dialing code: +1
- Telephone area code: 828
- Religion: various religions
- Average daily Asheville January temperature: 8°C / 46°F
- Average daily Asheville July temperature: 28°C / 82°F