Asheville and Chapel Hill - a True Taste of North Carolina

North Carolina is one of the most unique places on earth. Here your senses will be filled with art, architecture, adventure and cuisine that mix mountain with modern, classic with country, elegant with unexpected. Check out North Carolina destinations such as Asheville or Chapel Hill for your next vacation getaway. There's so much to do and see, you'll wonder why you didn't visit sooner!

Enrich your life with a mountain escape to the heart of North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains. Enjoy a vacation getaway that could only happen here in Asheville, North Carolina. It's the abundance of attractions that make Asheville one of the Southeast's leading tourist destinations. Here surprises wait around every corner. Hop on board one of many rental boats and discover for yourself why National Geographic named Lake Lure "one of the ten most beautiful man-made lakes in the world." Canoe, kayak, paddleboat, electric boat, pontoon and speed boat rentals are available here.

Find the best of the mountains in one place. The privately-owned scenic attraction near Asheville, Chimney Rock Park offers spectacular 75-mile views, a 404-foot waterfall, hiking trails and more.

Wheels Through Time Museum will sweep you back in time with its astounding presentation of vintage transportation, memorabilia and historical exhibits. The museum features the world's largest collection of rare American motorcycles and cars from each decade of America's automobile history. The collection contains over 250 antique American motorcycles and automobiles.

Take Asheville Historic Trolley Tours and sightsee Asheville in style aboard the vintage touring trolleys. Visit Asheville's major attractions on this narrated tour including the Grove Park Inn, Montford Historic District, Grove Arcade, Biltmore Village and more.
In Oconaluftee Indian Village you'll be transported back to 1750. This recreated Cherolkee community features Native American guides in traditional costumes. Craft demonstration including canoe construction and arrow making take place in the midst of a sweat lodge and Cherokee homes.

On board the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad you can enjoy year-round scenic train journeys across fertile valleys, through tunnels and across river gorges in the Great Smoky Mountains. Tuckasegee River Excursion, Nantahala Gorge Excursion and the Gourmet Dinner Train are just a few of the wonderful excursion trips available to passengers.

You don't want to miss the Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre. There you'll find family oriented dance theatre productions, collaborative shows, community involvement, dance networking, educational training, touring shows and presentations, and an international exchange program.

Come and discover these and many more attractions of Asheville.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina offers quality of life that includes small town friendliness; a sense of place and community; rich history and traditions; and the youthful exuberance and interchange of ideas fostered by the University. There is a music scene that the town shares with Carrboro. Cat's Cradle in Carrboro is often rated as one of the best clubs in the country for live music. The Morehead Planetarium was one of only a handful of planetariums in the nation, and it has remained an important town landmark.

Chapel Hill frequently receives accolades for being a top location to live, to visit, and to do business in.

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