Asheville, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, is a city of contrasts with tourism as an important industry. Popular with White water Rafting, the Class II to V whitewaters attract rafters from all over. Other touristy outdoor activities are hiking in the 'Great Smoky Mountains' National Park, golfing and skiing.
While some say Asheville is redneck, it is also known for its liberal atmosphere. Many artists and artisans have migrated to Asheville which has broadened the tourism offerings. The Asheville Downtown Gallery Association has thirty-one member galleries with exhibitions from glass to jewellery to fine art. The Association sponsors four annual art walks.
Overall, Asheville has over a hundred galleries and a maze of artists' studios. The American Style Magazine named Asheville as the number two small-city arts destination for 2008. Shopping for art and antiques is a favourite tourist activity.
Asheville is also home to the University of North Carolina in Asheville, one of the nation's outstanding public liberal arts colleges.
Tourists will also find a vibrant night life in Asheville. In addition to varied performing arts activities, Asheville has an eclectic mix of beer pubs, wine bars, and night clubs with something for everyone. There are many restaurants offering a variety of cuisines to appeal to every taste and budget. The area also offers lodging to accommodate everyone from backpackers to honeymooners.
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What do I need to do when picking up a car?
To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.
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What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?
In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.
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This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you.
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When will I get a confirmation of my booking?
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Which car rental companies are compared by Carrentals.co.uk? at this location
- Alamo Rent a Car
- National Car Rental