By Charlotte Savino
April 01, 2011

Ring in spring at the historic 1885 Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. From April 2 through May 26, the property will host its 26th Annual Festival of Flowers. Come tiptoe through over 100,000 tulips planted across 8,000 acres of the Olmstead-designed land.

Events throughout the six-week celebration include live music, gardening Q+A sessions, flower-arranging and cooking demos, and a grape stomp at the on-site winery. Families are invited to join Peter Rabbit, children’s musicians, and face-painters for an Easter Egg hunt on April 24th.

Make a weekend of it with a special springtime deal—stay three nights for the price of two, plus enjoy 20 percent off stays Sundays through Thursdays in April.

Looking for a meal to round out quick getaway? Head to Table Restaurant, where Brookyln transplant, Alicia Sessoms serves up local, organic foods with a southern spin. Now on the menu: North Carolina little neck clam and hickory pork belly chowder. Need more convincing? The restaurant has almost 300,000 "likes" on our listings page.

For more information about the festival or to book a stay, visit or call 877-BILTMORE.

Charlotte Savino is the online listings editor for Travel + Leisure.