Asheville is a beautiful city situated in western North Carolina among the Blue Ridge Mountains. Because of its mountain location, it typically has mild winters and cooler summers, but does receive a good share of rain throughout the year.
The town itself is filled with culture. There are a variety of art galleries downtown (all within walking distance of each other) where the public can browse and/or purchase local creations from fine art to innovatively constructed notebooks. As you walk from gallery to gallery, you will pass amazing specialty shops and eateries each with their own style and feel. Lets not forget to mention the great coffee shops and music venues for locals as well as national artists; something for everyone.
The culture of Asheville is also enriched by contributing schools in the area such as the University of North Carolina at Asheville and South College. However, one of Asheville's most famous attractions is the Biltmore Estate. This privately owned home was built by George Vanderbilt II in the late 1800's. Now open to the public for tours, you can visit this grandeur abode and its 8,000 surrounding acres.