Head to Asheville’s higher elevations and find sweet relief from summer’s sweltering humidity. During the day you’ll discover the refreshing cool of mountain breezes, secret swimming holes, and whitewater adventures around every bend. When the sun begins to set, Asheville heats up with lively street performances, a super-fun nightlife scene, and off in the distance… the beating of a drum.

A Garden Lover's Paradise

by Nan Chase

Asheville's scenic natural landscape is a mecca for all things green, with its favorable climate and diverse citizens instilled with a passion and respect for the land. From elegant grand estates to fun-meets-funky, this farm-to-table town is eager … read more

Top 5 Sunset Spots in Asheville, N.C.

by Del Holston

It's no question that some of the world's oldest mountains offer some of the best vantage points to watch the sun drop below the peaks in a splash of color. In an online poll, fans of Asheville, N.C. nominated their favorite places to watch the sun … read more

10 Waterfalls You Want to Find Now

by Mark File

With hundreds of beautiful cascades near Asheville, where do you begin? Here’s a quick sampler to get you started. These 10 locations represent a diverse range of options, so there’s something for everyone. Tallest: Upper Whitewater Falls Walk a … read more

For Wheel, Y’all: Six Asheville Adventures on 2 Wheels

by Lindsey Grossman

In Asheville, outdoor enthusiasts are like kids in a locally sourced candy store. With hundreds of miles for road biking and as a mountain biking destination , what better way to see our fair city than on two wheels? And you don’t have to know how to … read more

Super Scenic Picnics with 360-Degree Views

by Mark File

Feed your eyes with spectacular views and your ears with serene sounds of nature with an al fresco meal that you will never forget. Before you head out for a picnic, pick up some seasonal goodies at a tailgate market or the WNC Farmer’s Market (open … read more