About Asheville

Asheville is easily accessible. Located at the center of two major interstates and boasting an airport that offers direct flights from major hubs, your group will have no trouble getting here.

Choose Asheville for Your Next Meeting or Event

Asheville, North Carolina is situated in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is one of America's most vibrant destinations. The breathtaking mountain scenery is met with a sophisticated yet bohemian culture and provides an ideal backdrop for inspired meetings. The area boasts a thriving arts community, diverse outdoor adventures, a fun and inviting downtown, numerous historic attractions and amazing food. Planners of conventions, conferences, trade shows and other events will also find:

  • Meeting space ranging from 2,500 to 83,000 sq. ft.
  • 7,000+ hotel rooms
  • Asheville is an easy drive from many locations in the eastern United States
  • Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) offers non-stops and easy connections through major US hubs
  • A variety of group activities and venue options
  • A four-season destination in a beautiful mountain setting


The Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) serves approximately 750,000 passengers per year. According to a recently released study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology International Center for Transportation, Asheville Regional Airport is the best connected non-hub airport in the United States.

Here are some major US hubs you can catch non-stop flights and easy connections from:

  • Atlanta (ATL)
  • Newark (EWR)
  • Chicago (ORD)
  • LaGuardia (LGA)
  • Charlotte (CLT)

You can also catch service from Orlando (SFB), Ft. Lauderdale (FLL), St. Petersburg/Clearwater (Tampa Bay area) (PIE), Palm Beach (PBI), Ft. Myers/Punta Gorda (PGD).

Other Major Nearby Airports:

  • Greenville Spartanburg, Greenville, SC (GSP) - 77 mi.
  • Charlotte Douglas Intl, Charlotte, NC (CLT) - 125 mi.


  • 50% of the U.S. population is within 600 miles of Asheville
  • Asheville is conveniently located at the intersections of I-26 and I-40
  • Asheville is easily accessible via the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway


Asheville is a four-season destination. Think comfortable summers, crisp autumns, mild winters and glorious springs In fact, Asheville's temperate climate and clean mountain air have been a featured attraction for generations of visitors.


Event Planning

Asheville has the resources you need to plan a successful meeting. Below are local options for group transportation companies and Destination Management Companies. These DMCs can arrange a variety of group tour programs, plan an event, or coordinate transportation.

For information on more local resources contact the CVB Convention Service Manager at 828.258.6106.