Seasonal/Outdoor

Summer

Summer vacation in Asheville goes beyond the boring old typical trip. You can enjoy a healthy and fun getaway. Experience some of the country's most acclaimed whitewater rafting, hit one of the farmer's tailgate markets to taste summer's simple pleasures, or simply enjoy some al fresco sidewalk cafe dining and people watching.

  • Outdoor Adventures

    The Blue Ridge Mountains offers a plethora of outdoor adventures. You can choose to soar across the sky in a hot air balloon, zip through the forest canopy or take a rollicking ride on whitewater rapids. Asheville is the perfect home base to begin your journey through the wild.
  • Water Adventures

    Western North Carolina is perfect for explorers who don't mind getting wet. Mother Nature carved out a water park in the area, leaving behind calm wading pools, exciting water slides, memorable swimming holes and rollicking rapids.
  • 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.
  • Al Fresco Dining

    Asheville has been called 'The Paris of the South' for our cosmopolitan blend of art galleries and cafés.
  • Hikes

    Experience the beauty of nature in mountains older than the North American continent. Nestled in the Pisgah National Forest, Asheville offers easy access to unlimited transcendental experiences in the natural world.
  • Deals & Coupons

    Come experience the summer sun Asheville-style. You will find great deals for a fun and economic getaway.