Latest Updates and Travel Information

We are excited to safely welcome you back to Asheville! Whether you are visiting us soon or planning ahead, it is our upmost priority to keep our visitors and community safe. Many Asheville-area businesses, residents and guests are making a commitment to each other: Our Stay Safe Pledge. Asheville cares about every neighbor and guest, and as you are welcomed into shops, restaurants, attractions and natural spaces, it is with sincere consideration for each other's well-being. 

Travel Advisories

As you prepare for your trip, please be aware of the current restrictions in place to help keep you and others safe:

  • Face coverings are required indoors at all times (unless eating/drinking) and outdoors when six feet of distance can't be maintained from others not in your household .

  • Alcohol sales must end at 11 p.m. Please contact businesses prior to your arrival for up-to-date hours and information.

  • Indoor dining has been restricted to 50% capacity. Many restaurants offer takeout, curbside, delivery and outdoor winter dining options for guests as alternative options. Thank you for your patience!

  • Residents and guests should continue to adhere to the 3 W's: Wear, Wait and Wash. Please wear your face covering when in public, maintain social distance from others and wash your hands frequently.  

Thank you for helping protect yourself and others while visiting Asheville!

Open Restaurants

Asheville restaurants and taprooms offer indoor, outdoor winter dining and takeout/delivery options, while keeping staff and customer safety front and center. Added safety restrictions are currently in place limiting indoor restaurant seating to 50% capacity. Per North Carolina state orders, all alcohol sales must end at 11 p.m. For the most current information, check the restaurant’s listing, official website or social channel.

Blue Ridge Parkway and Outdoor Areas

Much of the Blue Ridge Parkway and adjacent hiking trails are open for passage. Parks, as well as state and national forest areas are open, including the North Carolina ArboretumChimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park and Grandfather Mountain. So, too, are Pisgah National ForestGreat Smoky Mountains National Park, and Buncombe County and City of Asheville municipal parks.

Open Attractions

Asheville attractions, tours and experiences are open with new protocols for the safety of staff and guests. Opening procedures and offerings differ from business to business. Check listings and business websites for fresh updates.

Attractions & Arts

Open Retail

Asheville's array of independent shops, boutiques and galleries are cautiously opening with community and guest safety front and center. Offerings and operations vary from business to business. Check listings and business websites for the most up to date information.

Shopping and Markets

Open Lodging

Asheville-area hotels, campgrounds, and short-term rentals are welcoming visitors, while taking steps to provide for their safe and responsible stay. Not all lodging providers are open, so it is advised that you call call ahead to inquire about your stay.

Places to Stay

Below is a list of business that report being open. This list is evolving and will be updated regularly.