Asheville, NC

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    Oct 30, 2012 9:59 PM GMT
    My partner (in crime) and I are going to Gatlinburg over the weekend. We'll be spending a night in Asheville.

    Any suggestions on fun places to go? Any recommendations would be great.
  • rudolphe

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    Oct 30, 2012 10:20 PM GMT
    Well its a lovely area with a ton of different stuff to do. I would recommend going to the zoo or maybe the aquarium though, but thats just a personal preference though. I love dose animals XD
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    Oct 30, 2012 10:25 PM GMT
    Sounds fun to me. I'll check it out, thanks. icon_smile.gif
  • Lanter

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    Oct 31, 2012 2:16 AM GMT
    I will admit, I haven't spent too much time in Ashville, but there is an RV dealership that I've been to in Marion a few times, and I've driven through the Ashville area enough to be somewhat familiar. One thing that might be worth looking into is the Blue Ridge Parkway. Its very scenic (if thats your kind of thing) and I believe it runs very close to Ashville.
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    Oct 31, 2012 2:46 AM GMT
    Asheville is physically beautiful and has a unique vibe you'd never expect to find in The South. Very Bohemian.

    You could spend days in downtown taking in amazing art everywhere-------and the town's architecture is Arts&Crafts style on a grand scale.

    It's a friendly town so take in the bars and coffee shops. It may not be San Francisco but you guys can be GAY.

    My first choice for a single day there would be to stay in downtown and do the galleries and bars.

    But if you had another day, visit The Biltmore-----the largest mansion in the US.

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    Oct 31, 2012 3:58 AM GMT
    definitely the biltmore. its pretty awesome
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    Oct 31, 2012 5:00 AM GMT
    Don't know what sort of wind damage or snow they might have gotten in this storm if at all (do your research) but the drive from Gatlinburg to Asheville is spectacular. I've done it a few times. I forget how long that stretch is but that could be your whole day. It also hits some of the higher lookouts on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The views are nothing less than stunning.

    Take 441 through the Smoky Mountains to Cherokee. You can explore some of the touristy stuff there if you want and then hop on the BRP to Asheville. It can be a slow drive and might be full of gawking (leaf peeping) tourists depending on season so google the time you'd need to schedule.
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    Oct 31, 2012 5:07 AM GMT
    Welcome to my neck of the woods friend. If you get a chance go to lake lure. It is really beautiful and Chimney rock is right at it. Biltmore is nice too but on the pricey side if you dont have a connection of some sort. Downtown I love just because it has a nice vibe.

    In Gatlinburg I recommend the aquarium. They have penguins now! Gatlinburg is also close to pigeon forge which has lots of dinner shows you can check out and tons of tourist attractions. Dollywood being the biggest!
  • MichaelG

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    Oct 31, 2012 12:39 PM GMT
    Visit the Biltmore. Be sure you take the behind the scenes tours. Well worth the money. It is the most unbelievable home you will ever see. Mainly because of when it was built and what they had to do to build it.
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    Oct 31, 2012 12:44 PM GMT
    MichaelG saidVisit the Biltmore. Be sure you take the behind the scenes tours. Well worth the money. It is the most unbelievable home you will ever see. Mainly because of when it was built and what they had to do to build it.


    And the Vanderbilts only stayed there a few weeks out of the year. icon_confused.gif