The Coolest Summer Getaway in NC!

Did you know that kids get into the Biltmore for FREE all summer long? Kids ages 16 and younger are admitted free of charge with the purchase of adult admission through Sept. 2. All kids must have a ticket for admission–available online. Up to two kids are allowed free per adult ticket when you purchase that adult ticket online

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This iconic view never gets old.

Did you ALSO know that Platinumsitters has expanded to Asheville?! Which means you can plan an awesome get away for you and your entire family–and still get a night out! We regularly head up to spend just one night–its only two hours from Charlotte and less than four from Raleigh.

You can head up early and spend the day with the kids at the Biltmore. We took my 8 year old daughter recently and got her the kid’s audio guide. It’s a 90 minute tour narrated by Cedric, the Vanderbilt’s family dog. While she did that, we listened to the adult version. Despite having visited before, it was a totally new experience this way!¬†There are also tons of other hands-on tours, exhibits and things to do on the ground of Biltmore Estate.

Once you have finished there, you can head back to your hotel or airBNB. A PlatinumSitter can come hang with your kids and you can plan a fun date night! Asheville has amazing food. We love Packs Tavern, Bouchon, and Table Asheville. You could also hit up local breweries, Wicked Weed , New Belgium, or Sierra Nevada (get the pretzels!). We also love live music at Jack of the Wood!

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Even just a stroll downtown is a great way to spend an evening.

Summer is a great time to explore Asheville so the next morning you can take the kids on a hike, try out the ziplines, or visit Hickory Nut Gap farm. Whatever you do, grab a Vortex doughnut before you leave town–you won’t regret it!

When you’re ready to book your Asheville getaway, be sure to reach out to us to help coordinate your sitter. You’re going to have a blast!

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