Downtown

Stroll through a vibrant entertainment hub in the heart of Asheville, brimming with independent shops, farm-fresh eateries, and a remarkably distinctive mountain vibe.

  • by Ami Worthen

    Take A Walk Around "The Block" With Hood Tours Founder DeWayne Barton It’s a festive Saturday afternoon in Asheville, N.C.'s Triangle Park on South Market Street, just a few blocks from the city center, and we are greeted by the … read more

  • by Del Holston

    If you’re looking for things to do in Asheville, then consider this list your primer to the many activities available in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Whether you’re a first-time visitor, or perhaps well acquainted with the flare of this … read more

  • by Jen Nathan Orris

    Top Spots to Curl Up with Your Furry Travel Companion Asheville loves its four-legged friends. Dogs lounge beside cafe tables and proud owners parade their pups through downtown. Meeting pets of every size and stature is one of the most exciting ways … read more

  • by Del Holston

    The Best Places to Catch a Scenic Sunset 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. … read more

  • by K.C. Cronin

    Visiting the Basilica of St. Lawrence A European Master Comes to Asheville Described as “The Paris of the South,” Asheville can boast some keen similarities to the “City of Lights,” especially those reminiscent of the Left … read more

  • by Jen Nathan Orris

    Sweeten Up to Asheville’s Honey Culture Asheville is bee heaven. They buzz through local gardens , orchards and honey festivals and are celebrated throughout town. From restaurants to shopping excursions, bees keep Asheville’s honey … read more

  • by Mark File

    Walking through History on Asheville’s Urban Trail Asheville loves to do things differently. So it’s fitting the city’s history museum is outdoors along the sidewalks of downtown . Take a self-guided “scavenger … read more

  • by Larry Bleiberg

    Street performers from around the world bring their talent to Asheville When Peter Levitov blows into his homemade didgeridoo, an ethereal throbbing sound from the Australian aboriginal instrument echoes through downtown Asheville . A moment later, a … read more

  • by Jennifer Saylor

    From Vintage to Creepy, These Aren't Your Typical Exhibits Looking for a walk on the whimsical side? Take a look at some of Asheville's most pleasantly peculiar museums: Asheville Pinball Museum , downtown Asheville Party like it's … read more

  • by Elizabeth Sims

    Late Night Offerings Will Lure You Sometimes, you just don’t want the fun to stop, the music to fade away, the celebration to be over. You want to squeeze every last minute of living life to the fullest out of each and every day. So, after a … read more