Biltmore Estate tops global list of best places to visit in the spring

ASHEVILLE – Slow down and smell the tulips at an Asheville destination that’s been voted as the ideal place to visit in the spring.

Just in time for the spring equinox, Biltmore Estate ranked No. 2 on a list of the best places to explore in springtime in the world. The study was performed by Premier Inn, a hotel chain in the U.K., and was based on 34,000 reviews for 295 different popular tourist spots on the travel website, TripAdvisor.

Biltmore Estate, referred to as a “botanical paradise,” sits on more than 8,000 acres of land south of downtown and offers picturesque mountain views.



The Biltmore Estate features the Biltmore House, the landmark home built for famed entrepreneur George W. Vanderbilt and his family in the late 1800s, and its lush gardens and conservatory.

Biltmore Estate came in second only to New York City’s Central Park, which was originally designed by the same renowned landscape architect as the estate, Frederick Law Olmsted. Central Park received 2,337 reviews that mentioned “spring.”

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Biltmore Estate was a close second with 1,651 springtime reviews with praises going to its “Biltmore Blooms” display of bulbs, plants, shrubs and trees.

The top three were rounded out by another NYC destination, The High Line, a railway-turned-park with green space, architectural features and contemporary art installations. It received 1,391 springtime reviews.

The top 10 world’s most popular spring sights

Central Park (New York City)Biltmore Estate (Asheville)The High Line (New York City)Keukenhof (Lisse, The Netherlands)Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens (Dallas, Texas)The Butchart Gardens (Central Saanich, Canada)Kings Park and Botanic Garden (Perth, Australia)Luxembourg Gardens (Paris, France)Magnolia Plantation & Gardens (Charleston, South Carolina)Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pennsylvania)

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Year-round, there is a bevy of things to see, do and eat on the estate. Here are five ideal things to explore this spring at Biltmore Estate.

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Biltmore Gardens and The Conservatory

Steps away from the doorstep of the 250-room chateau that is Biltmore House are expansive indoor and outdoor flora …


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