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For air travelers,
Asheville Regional Airport should do the trick. The small airport is serviced by Continental, Delta, Northwest and US Airways, and offers non-stop service to eleven major cities. The Airport is located about twenty miles from downtown Asheville. Taxis are not available on demand, but it is possible to hire a sedan, limo or van. There are also national car rental services on site.
Asheville is located off of Interstate 240, which is accessible from I-40, which extends east in the direction of Charlotte, and west towards Nashville, Tennessee, and I-26, which extends south towards Columbia, South Carolina, and north to Tennessee and Kentucky. In the state, visitors can call 511 to reach the North Carolina Department of Transportation for information about highway travel.
For a more scenic route, consider the
Blue Ridge Parkway. At 469 miles, the road is the longest and narrowest national park in the world. It extends from the Great Smoky National Park in the south to the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia in the north. The drive promises outstanding scenery, including pristine ecology, wildlife, farmsteads and historic structures. A series of visitors centers, picnic areas, campgrounds and trails dot the route.