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One Tank Trip: Asheville, NC

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This week’s One Tank Trip features the popular summer destination, Asheville, NC. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville has activities suited for every single family member. Whether you’re a first-time visitor, or familiar with the glamour of this Southern Appalachia getaway, there won’t be any trouble finding activities for the whole family.

The first stop on this One Tank Trip is the historic Biltmore Estate to tour George W. Vanderbilt’s winter chateaux. Gardens that are century-old outline the estate where visitors can go horseback riding, biking or walk around to take in this historic landmark. The Biltmore is located near Antler Hill Village where great dining, shopping and family activities are abundant.

Downtown Asheville is a mandatory stop on this One Tank Trip. Unlike most cities, Asheville gives off an irreplaceable mountain vibe that attracts visitors time and time again. Walking the streets of downtown Asheville, visitors can find an array of independent shops, craft breweries like New Belgium and Sierra Nevada along with superior dining options for all the foodies in the family.

Asheville is the center of the great outdoors. The beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains has lured travelers to this region and no trip would be complete without exploring some of America’s most national forests, like Pisgah and Nantahala. Blue Ridge Parkway has been named “America’s favorite drive” as drivers can venture on a 469-mile scenic road through Asheville.  Don’t forget to pack your hiking shoes to explore the timeworn trails outlining the mountain landscape. Trails range from easy to challenging and everything in between. The views are worth the trek through the mountains.

This One Tank Trip is a must to cap off a wonderful summer full of fun. Stay tuned for our next trip along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.

 

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