South Asheville encompasses a wide area and many of the communities listed here, however, two of South Asheville’s most prominent features, the Historic Biltmore Estate and Downtown Asheville’s emerging South Slope, stand out. The Historic Biltmore Estate is easily Asheville’s top tourist draw, and for good reason. With thousands of acres to explore and numerous sights to see, the Biltmore Estate brings in visitors from all over the country and beyond. Spend the day touring the breathtaking home of the Vanderbilt family, including a stroll through the immaculately manicured gardens, a tasting at the winery, numerous hiking trails, horse stables, dining, shopping and more. To plan a visit, see http://www.biltmore.com/ for more information.
Located just across from the Biltmore Estate’s entrance is Historic Biltmore Village, which grew up out of the Estate’s shadow to become a local favorite and tourist destination in its own right. Biltmore Village is as known for its quaint brick sidewalks and historic architecture as it is for its top flight dining, shopping, and lodging. Any trip into South Asheville should include a stop in Biltmore Village. Visit http://www.historicbiltmorevillage.com/ to learn more.
As many people across the country have begun to note, Asheville has emerged as one of, if not the, destination for beer connoisseurs. One of the best places to experience this ascent is Asheville’s South Slope. With close to ten unique brewery experiences within a short walk of each other, the South Slope is a veritable playground for beer enthusiasts. Check out http://ashevillealetrail.com/south-slope-walking-tour/ for your South Slope guide.