Cultural Trips in the Dead of Winter

We often think of a Cultural trip in the winter to somewhere warm like Aruba, or anywhere south and sunny. But what about places that offer really wonderful historical and architectural experiences that can enhance your history knowledge? Asheville, N.C. is one of those winter cultural trips that most people forget about because of , well…..winter. The joys of seeing history revealed in places like the Biltmore estate, provoke a sense of wonder for the past and what might have happened at the turn of the 20th century. Asheville isn’t the only place for a winter cultural extravaganza. There are other places you might want to consider as well. This is from a study done by the American Happiness Association.

Happiest cities to visit in the U.S.

1. Tucson, Ariz. – With 286 annual sunny days, 39 golf courses and above average temperatures, Tucson stands out as the top U.S. winter destination.

2. St. Petersburg, Fla. – Fort De Soto Park, home of “America’s Top Beach” for its seven miles of waterfront, is just a short drive away from this winter hotspot.

3. Charleston, S.C. – Its blend of history, southern charm, and mid-60s winter temperatures makes Charleston an ideal place to get your hospitality fix.

Snowy Asheville might not be on the list of 10, (more about the other 7  places here) but it is a wonderful place to enjoy culture and a history of place. Hemmingway, Picasso, and many famous other people enjoyed Asheville after the Vanderbilts built the extraordinary Biltmore Estate. With 11 choices, you certainly can choose one to go to this winter!

Biltmore Estate Asheville NC

This is the famous Biltmore Estate

 

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