FIVE PLACES YOU MUST VISIT IN DOWNTOWN ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA

So, you only have thirty minutes to see Downtown Asheville. Or you have an thirty minutes before your appointment. Here are the five things you must see in Downtown. If you’ve already seen them, go back. They’re worth it.

1. St. Lawrence’s Basilica

www.saintlawrencebasilica.org

This is a must see. The self supporting tile roof is a secret. According to Sharon Trammel, art instructor (www.sharontrammel.com) in the area, the architect would shut down work on the site if people stopped and watched for too long. He took the secret to his grave, which is also in the church.

2. The Grove Arcade

www.grovearcade.com

Incredible example of nineteen twenties architecture and an incredible example of how to refurbish and use a historic structure. YOu’ve got to see it.

3. City Hall and Pack Square Park.

Okay, so this is actually two things, but the Park is in front of City Hall. City Hall is a historic building with beautiful pink marble. Pack Square Park is a incredible improvement to downtown Asheville.

4.Grove Park Inn

www.groveparkinn.com

The Grove Park Inn sits on the slopes of the mountains directly to the northeast of Asheville. It is a huge stone structure and has hosted many famous individuals.

5. Thomas Wolfe House

www.wolfememorial.com

Why is my final choice the Thomas Wolfe House? First, its cheap. At only  a buck for a ticket (fifty cents for students) everyone should see it. Second, its historic. Wolfe isn’t as popular now but he was a very influential author about a hundred years ago. And, in the name of full disclosure, I must admit I’ve never been.

Advertisements

5 responses to “FIVE PLACES YOU MUST VISIT IN DOWNTOWN ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA

  1. Pingback: ELEVEN REASONS TO GO TO BELE CHERE 2012 « WNC Travel Intelligence·

  2. Hey there would you mind letting me know which web host you’re using? I’ve loaded your blog in 3 different internet browsers and I must say this blog loads a lot faster then most.

    Can you recommend a good hosting provider at a fair price?
    Many thanks, I appreciate it!

    • Actually, I’ve just been using the WordPress site. I chose WordPress specifically since your readers don’t have to register to comment. It’s a great site and I recommend it to everyone.

  3. Pingback: FESTIVAL: If You Haven’t Been To Bele Chere Yet, Here Are 12 Reasons To Go | WNC Travel Intelligence·

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s