The Explore Asheville team and our community of tourism partners welcome you to Asheville! We are excited to share the breathtaking views of the highest peaks in the East, a thriving arts scene and Foodtopia, our community of award-winning culinary collaborators . In Asheville, you’ll also find dynamic live music filling local concert venues and nearly 50 craft breweries pouring pints of unique local beers. Please be sure to join us for the 365 Conference Opening Reception held at the Asheville Art Museum in downtown.
Enjoy your stay! We’ve listed some inspiring ideas, including personal recommendations form Explore Asheville staff, to help you create a memorable stay in the city we are lucky to call home.
Craft and creativity will take the spotlight at the 365 Conference Opening Reception hosted by Explore Asheville and set in the Asheville Art Museum's new state-of-the-art building which reopened in November 2019 after a $24 million renovation and expansion. Come celebrate the art of makers with locally inspired food, wine provided by Biltmore and beer provided by Asheville's first craft brewery, Highland Brewing Company. Guests will have the opportunity to explore the museum's collection in the expanded gallery space with guided docent tours, and don't forget to check out the rooftop sculpture terrace with views of downtown architecture and the surrounding mountains. Transportation from The Omni Grove Park Inn will be provided by Young Transportation & Tours. The central downtown location will be perfect spot to start your evening and convenient to downtown dining and nightlife.
Photo credit: Stephan Pruitt Photography
An immersive exhibition featuring set recreations, costumes and exclusive multimedia from Downton Abbey is on display at Biltmore through April 7, 2020. Included in the exhibition are never-before-seen multimedia elements along with the series' most recognizable sets and artifacts. Among the show's costumes on display will be those worn by favorite characters including Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville and Dame Maggie Smith. The exhibition will be showcased in two areas at Biltmore (Amherst and Legacy), transporting you on an incredible journey through the grand home of Downton Abbey.
Explore Asheville staff members have shared their favorite ways to spend free time in Asheville. See this custom list of ideas to help plan your time before or after the 2020 365 Conference.