Asheville, North Carolina

People tourists taking picture on wall street cobblestone road with stores shops

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A trip to Asheville allows you and your mother some quality time in the outdoors. The metropolis, nestled between the Blue Ridge Mountains, is a popular hiking and cycling destination. In fact, the region — and everything it has to offer

Then, after you’ve rested and soaked up the sights, go on a tour of the enormous Biltmore Estate or sip wine at one of several vineyards. Alternatively, try out the Omni Grove Park Inn’s 43,000-square-foot spa, which includes pools with 6,500 fiber-optic stars and underwater music as well as eucalyptus-infused steam rooms, fireside lounges, and much more.