Grove Arcade - Downtown Asheville
Built by E.W. Grove, the visionary and creator of the Grove Park Inn, the Grove Arcade opened in 1929 and thrived until World War II as one of the country's leading public markets. The historically renovated Grove Arcade reopened to the public in 2002 as a destination featuring boutique shopping, exciting dining and regional crafts in a beloved downtown architectural wonder. Hours The Grove Arcade is open Monday thru Saturday 10am-6pm and noon - 5pm on Sundays. Restaurants are open earlier and/or later depending on the establishment.
North Carolina Arboretum
Just as our experience of nature is intimate, visitors to The North Carolina Arboretum connect with plants in personal ways that are as diverse and rich as the land itself.
Whether you enjoy strolling through gardens, exploring exhibits, enriching your mind or hiking and biking, the Arboretum offers activities for all ages, including:
A 434-acre natural treasure with 65 acres of cultivated gardens and 10 miles of hiking and biking trails
Engaging indoor and outdoor exhibits that cultivate connections between people and plants
One of the finest, most unique bonsai collections in the United States at the Bonsai Exhibition Garden
Unique guided experiences such as "A Glide Through Nature" SegwayTM Tours
An innovative Production Greenhouse and Operations Center
Activities such as Discovery Day Packs and special events that delight the senses
Regional offerings and tastes at gifts shops and the Savory Thyme Cafe