Gentle breezes, clear skies and gorgeous flowers are the hallmarks of springtime in Asheville. Rich in biodiversity, our region is home to hundreds, if not thousands, of species not found anywhere else on the planet. Get outdoors and see for yourself. Explore Asheville this spring and experience all of the outdoor wonders the Blue Ridge Mountains have to offer.

  • Biltmore Blooms

    With more than 130,000 flowers blooming in gardens fit for a Vanderbilt, be sure to add Biltmore Blooms to your trip itinerary.
  • Tours

    For first-time visitors, or for seasoned travelers looking to dive a bit deeper, city tours can be a great way to get to know Asheville. And like everything else, many of Asheville's city tours are just a little bit different.
  • Drives

    Explore Asheville's backyard with a scenic drive across mountaintops and through the valleys. Take in the beauty from the Blue Ridge Parkway, America's Favorite Drive.
  • Wildflowers

    The landscape of the southern Appalachians, the oldest mountains in the world, is rich in biodiversity, offering you an opportunity to discover flora not found anywhere else in the world.
  • Gardens

    Here, you will find just a sampling of what our area offers. You don't have to be an avid gardener to enjoy these venues, but beware: Gardening is addictive. Like many who frequent the area to get their green fix, you may find yourself planning your next trip back before you even leave!
  • Festivals

    Celebrate arts, culture, music and food at one of the many festivals lining Asheville's streets. With so many festivals planned throughout the year, your biggest challenge will be choosing which events to attend.
  • Markets

    Buy Local is an Asheville mantra and it won't take you long to discover why. With 17 active tailgate markets, unique boutiques and multiple shopping districts, you'll find perfect gifts to take home to your loved ones, or maybe just for yourself.
  • Hikes

    Spring temperatures keep the skies clear and clean for stunning mountain views. Get outside and enjoy the vistas along these top trails through the Appalachian Mountains.
  • Wildlife

    Western North Carolina offers an abundance of wildlife viewing opportunities. From the wild elk at Cataloochee to the bears that traverse our mountaintops, there are plenty of chances to catch a glimpse of our woodland friends. Just make sure you watch from a safe distance!
  • Seasonal Packages

    Come experience the spring bloom Asheville-style. You will find great seasonal packages for a fun and economical getaway.