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.

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Social Lounge Rooftop
Stay Up Late And Discover Another Side of Asheville

by Elizabeth Sims
Sometimes, you just don’t want the fun to stop, the music to fade away, the celebration to be over.…

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Mountain Sounds Story: Drum Circle
Play On In: Immerse Yourself in Mountain Sounds

by Elizabeth Sims
Musical roots grow very deep in the mountains. The ground is melodiously fertile, and music thrives…

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Best of the Bohemian and Poseidon Spa
Best of the Bohemian and Poseidon Spa

Which would you rather experience, a luxurious stay at the Grand Bohemian Hotel…

  • DeWayne Barton, Founder of Hood Tours
    by Ami Worthen

    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 smell of fish frying, the booming sounds of hip hop, and friendly faces, all set against … read more

  • Sweeping mountain views, great food, and lively music create the vibe in Asheville
    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 Southern … read more

  • Pet Friendly Finds: Aloft 2
    by Jen Nathan Orris

    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 to experience Asheville. So why not let your pup join … read more

  • Biltmore in the Fall at Sunset
    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

  • St. Lawrence Basilica
    by K.C. Cronin

    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 Bank: bohemian street performers, art gallery upon art gallery, … read more

  • Hive of bees
    by Jen Nathan Orris

    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 culture humming. Honey in the Mountains Golden honey … read more

  • A Day on the Asheville Urban Trail
    by Mark File

    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 hunt” to learn about tidbits of Asheville’s fascinating past . With the help of a map, … read more

  • Buskers Downtown Asheville
    by Larry Bleiberg

    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 percussionist lays down a rhythm on a hand drum, and a saxophone player … read more

  • Echo Mountain Recording with Stained Glass.
    by Elizabeth Sims

    Something’s happening here. What it is ain’t exactly clear. The brick and stained glass 1926 former AME Methodist Church, just off Patton Avenue in downtown Asheville , is once again filled with music. Maybe a little different music at times from the … read more

  • Estes-Winn Antique Car Museum
    by Jennifer Saylor

    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 1979 as you play over 30 pinball machines ranging in year of origin from 1960 … read more