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Location Facts

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Foodie Destination

7 James Beard Award-Recognized Restaurants for Luxury Dining:
  • The Market Place – 2024 Semi-Finalist Outstanding Restaurant Award
  • Plant – Nominee for 2024 Best Chef, Southeast (GA, KY, NC, SC, TN, WV), Chef Jason Sellars
  • Chai Pani – Winner 2022 Outstanding Restaurant Award

  • Cúrate Bar de Tapas – Winner 2022 Outstanding Hospitality Award

  • Rhubarb – 2020 Semi-Finalist for Outstanding Chef

  • Benne on Eagle – Nominee for 2022 Outstanding Rising Star Chef

  • Buxton Hall – 2019 Semi-Finalist Outstanding Pastry Chef

There are over 100 independent restaurants in downtown Asheville.

Historic Sites

The Urban Trail: A 1.7-mile, historic, self-guided walking tour through downtown Asheville, with 30 stations that feature informational plaques and sculptures.
Wilderness Views
Asheville is home to 11 miles of the 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway, part of the U.S. National Park System (NPS).
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Culture & Lifestyle

The Biltmore Estate features:

  • The mansion, a 250-room National Historic Landmark and former-mountain retreat for the Vanderbilt family.

  • 8,000 acres of land containing hiking and biking trails, mountain vistas, an award-winning winery, and a sustainably maintained garden and conservatory.


Local Art & Artisans

There are 129 art galleries and 16 museums across Asheville.
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