Where to Go, What to Do in Asheville, N.C.
Driving from Washington (follow Interstate 81 south to I-26) takes at least 7 1/2 hours. There are no nonstop flights from Washington to Asheville Regional Airport; there is connecting service from BWI, Reagan National and Dulles on Continental, Delta, U.S. Airways and AirTran, with fares starting at about $270 round-trip. Or fly into Greenville-Spartanburg (S.C.) or Charlotte and drive to Asheville (about 1 1/2 and 2 hours, respectively). Amtrak stops in Greenville and Spartanburg, as does Greyhound.
WHERE TO STAY
Black Walnut, 288 Montford Ave., 800-381-3878, http:/
Renaissance Asheville, 31 Woodfin St., 800-359-7951, http:/
Grand Bohemian Hotel, 11 Boston Way, 877-274-1242, http:/
WHERE TO EAT
Early Girl Eatery, 8 Wall St., 828-259-9292, http:/
Nine Mile, 233 Montford Ave., 828-505-3121, http:/
12 Bones Smokehouse, 5 Riverside Dr., 828-253-4499, http:/
WHAT TO DO
Biltmore Estate, 1 Approach Rd., 800-411-3812, http:/
River Arts District, 828-252-9122, http:/
Asheville Historic Trolley Tours, 37 Montford Ave., 888-667-3600, http:/
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau, 36 Montford Ave., 828-258-6101, http:/