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Asheville North Carolina - One of the Top 12 Must-See Destinations

Asheville city is located in Buncombe County, North Carolina. It is the largest city in Western North Carolina. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Asheville's population as of 2008 is of 408,436. Asheville was rated as the #1 Place to live on "America's Top 100 Places to Live for 2007"by the site Relocate-America.com. The city was also named as one of the top 12 must-see destinations for 2007 by Frommer's travel guides.

The city has a subtropical weather that consists of humid and highland climate. Summers in Asheville are fairly warm with highs in the 80s. During winter, temperatures regularly fall below freezing. Asheville usually receives snow and freezing rain a few times a year.

Live Music and Plenty of Outdoor Adventure in Asheville, NC

The city of Asheville has strong musical culture. Live music is a significant factor when it comes to tourist attractions. There are several seasonal festivals and performance venues that offer the opportunity for visitors to attend a wide variety of live entertainment. Asheville also hosts the annual Warren Haynes Christmas Jam which raises money for Habitat for Humanity. Past performers of the event include the Dave Matthews Band, Widespread Panic, and members of Led Zeppelin.

There are seemingly various outdoor adventures waiting at Asheville. There are endless recreation activities in the Western North Carolina Mountains. Some of activities include whitewater rafting, mountain biking, hiking trails, horseback riding and great scenic views. Outside magazine has ranked the Asheville area as one of the top destinations for outdoor recreation and adventures.

How Eco-Friendly are Asheville Hotels and Asheville NC Lodging?

Asheville has 46 hotels listed in the iStayGreen directory of which 0 are listed as environmentally friendly lodging. Currently 0 hotels have completed the online Environmental Audit and earned the Green Eco-Leaf Rating.

In Asheville there are 46 properties where the environmentally friendliness is unknown and they have not yet verified their sustainability efforts with iStayGreen.org. In the state of North Carolina there is a total of 1129 lodging properties listed in the iStayGreen.org directory of which 14 are represented as eco-friendly. Currently there are 12 lodging properties that have earned the Green Eco-Leaf Rating. Included in the properties working toward a more sustainable travel future are Asheville hotels, Asheville resorts, Asheville bed & breakfasts, and Asheville extended stay accommodations.

When planning your Asheville vacation, or travel to Asheville we encourage you, before you book, to check rates and availability of "Green" rated hotels and lodging. Since there are no "Green" rated lodging properties listed in Asheville, we would like to ask you a favor; Please encourage the property you ultimately book at to contact iStayGreen.org at info@istaygreen.org and complete our online environmental survey.

As lodging guests demand environmental transparency from the properties they visit, those properties will ultimately respond, thereby enabling you, the consumer, to be able to make eco-informed choices.

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