If you are searching for a unique vacation in the United States, consider touring smaller cities that are known for distinctive architecture and culture. For travelers seeking a new destination, Asheville, North Carolina will provide you with a one of a kind experience, in the midst of breathtaking mountain beauty.
Asheville is home to the largest privately owned home in America — George Vanderbilt’s Biltmore — which is 175,000 square feet and features over 250 rooms. Vanderbilt’s 8,000 acre estate includes the house, a priceless collection of works of art, expansive gardens, and a winery. During the “Gilded Age,” Biltmore was constructed as Vanderbilt’s luxurious summer retreat in the mountains. The stunning grounds were designed by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead — the same person responsible for designing both Central Park and Prospect Park in New York City.
Outside of the realm of Miami, the city of Asheville is home to one of the most impressive collections of Art Deco architecture you will find in the States.
The city also offers countless waterfalls, hiking trails, lakes, and rivers complemented by unlimited activities for any outdoors enthusiast. For visitors who enjoy spending time doing other things on vacation, Asheville has plenty of festivals, museums, galleries, boutiques, cafes and destination spas to keep you busy. The city is definitely worth a visit!