In the true spirit of Asheville, our community is creating inspired ways to offer relaxation and a taste of Asheville in unprecedented times. Need a moment of inspiration, dreaming for the future or a moment of zen? Explore Asheville virtually and let your inner spirit run free.
- Climb a Mountain | Through a partnership with Google, Explore Asheville has helped to create interactive, virtual tours of more than 20 iconic area hikes and destinations. From Catawba Falls to the top of Mount Mitchell, you can explore iconic Asheville locations from the comfort of your couch.
- Explore Biltmore Virtually in 360 Degrees | Biltmore is a place that can easily take your breath away. From awe-inspiring details inside the home to the beautifully manicured gardens and trails. Be inspired by the Vanderbilt legacy from afar with Biltmore's Virtual Tour YouTube playlists. Look out from the loggia for sweeping Blue Ridge Mountain views, see the Winter Garden previously adorned in Dale Chihuly's glass art, pop into Mrs. Patmore's kitchen from "Downton Abbey: The Exhibition" or hit the trails and grounds via Google Street View and explore iconic locations across Biltmore Estate.
- Watch Quarantine "Restreams" Concert Series | IAMAVL, an Asheville company that provides high-quality video and audio streaming for musicians, wants to brighten your spirits with Asheville music. Each day, IAMAVL is "restreaming" favorite Asheville music performances they have captured on video. You can watch the videos on the IAMAVL Facebook page. And, consider making a donation to the performers through the Musician Relief Fund. A similar Asheville music effort, Keep Music Live Project, is offering free online streaming of music performances by Asheville musicians. Keep Music Live is a partnership by Streamside Concerts, Acoustic Journeys Concert Series, Dream Guitars, Asheville Music School, Deb Cornish Audio and Fretboard Journal. Keep Music Live is also on Facebook.
For more virtual vacation ideas, visit: https://www.exploreasheville.com/stories/post/how-to-virtually-experience-asheville/