Attractions & Adventures

From America’s largest home to its favorite drive, make the most of your time in Asheville with these mountain outings, popular with visitors and locals alike.

Rock Climbing at CRP
Climb, Soar and Paddle Around Asheville With a Little Help…

by Leigh Ann Henion
Adventure can be intimidating. Asheville guides understand. They're here to help you scale…

Wai Mauna SUP Tour
Adventures on the Third Oldest River in the World

by Melissa Stanz
Asheville’s vibrant urban scene , gorgeous mountains , and cultural treasures may be what…

  • Downtown Asheville Skyline in Fall
    by Jason Tarr

    As the weather grows cooler, the brisk mountain air paints the leaves of the forest trees in brilliant reds, yellows, and oranges. In the mountains surrounding Asheville, North Carolina, fall color experts are forecasting a longer-than-usual fall … read more

  • Hiking Near Asheville
    by Katie Knorovsky

    The beauty of Asheville’s mountain scenery is timeless, except for this year when it turns 100 years old. 2016 marks a century since the creation of the National Park Service, NC State Parks and Pisgah National Forest. Cradled in the Blue Ridge … 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 … read more

  • Sunrise over the mountains illuminates a field of wildflowers near Asheville.
    by Asheville Insider

    The landscape of the southern Appalachians, the oldest mountains in the world, is rich in biodiversity, offering you an opportunity to discover flora not found anywhere else in the world. In Asheville, seasonal favorites like daffodils, tulips and … read more

  • Ski Lesson at Cataloochee Ski Area
    by Lindsey Grossman

    Avoid the crowds (and prices) that come with fall , spring and summer , and enjoy Asheville with your family at the coolest time of the year. Indoors With more than 30 pinball machines and over a dozen classic video games in the “Arcave,” … read more

  • Snowboarding at Cataloochee Ski Area
    by Lindsey Grossman

    Asheville might not be the first place you think of when planning your ski vacation , but the Western North Carolina mountain town happens to cozy up to the highest peaks in the eastern United States. Whether you’re a beginning snowboarder or … read more