Every once in a while, you find a destination that has carved out a completely unique cultural experience compared to its neighbors. One of the more up-and-coming, wonderfully weird towns that meets that qualification is Asheville, NC. Other vacation destinations may be mint chocolate chip or rocky road—both delicious ice cream flavors. Asheville is salted caramel—cooler than you would think. When you fly into Asheville, you'll land at Asheville Regional Airport (AVL), the air transportation hub of the largest city in western North Carolina. You can locate deals on cheap flights to Asheville, NC through Travelocity and revel in an Appalachian adventure of waterfalls, hiking trails, local breweries, and art galleries. Discover why this place is a hub of culinary cool and a quaint destination for enjoying all the amenities of a luxurious vacation without the hustle and bustle of big crowds and overhyped tourist traps. Flights to Asheville bring you to attractions such as the Asheville Pinball Museum and Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures, both unique experiences for the adventuresome traveler. And, when you book your ticket to Asheville, NC through Travelocity, you’ll save enough money to experience every one-of-a-kind wonder the city has to offer.
Grab your luggage from the carousel, then pick from one of the taxi, car rental, limo rental, or hotel shuttle services around the airport to take you to your destination. Hotels near AVL are just a quick trip to the east across Interstate 26. Travelers on a budget can connect from their Asheville flights to their hotel accommodations on a commuter bus provided by Asheville Transit. If you plan to explore western North Carolina, you can rent a car at one of the car rental agencies located at the west end of the main terminal. Once you've had a chance to rest, you can then spend the afternoon exploring the arts and crafts galleries downtown and appreciating the Neoclassical and Art Deco architecture.
Downtown Asheville is only about 15 miles from AVL. So, even the accommodations in city center are just a quick drive from the airport. Here are some of our favorite hotels near Asheville Regional Airport:
Before you visit the local craft breweries, hike the surrounding nature trails, or sample some farm-to-table delicacies, here are a few fun things to do near AVL airport that you might want add to your Asheville, itinerary—even if you are only going to be in the area for a short while on a layover:
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