Scenic Drives

With miles of awe-inspiring beauty to behold, find yourself whisked away to breathtaking heights on one of Asheville’s many scenic drives. 

Linn Cove Viaduct in the Fall
Fall Scenic Drives: Early Color

by Asheville Insider
In the early fall, trees begin changing color at the highest elevations surrounding the Asheville…

Motorcycle on the Parkway in Fall
Explorers of the Blue Ridge Parkway

Discover unparalleled views of the Blue Ridge Mountains with our interactive trip planner. Winding through the highest elevations of the Southern Appalachians…

Looking Glass Falls
6 Drive-By Waterfalls: A Windshield Tour for All to Enjoy

by Mark File
The Blue Ridge Mountains surrounding Asheville are home to thousands of beautiful cascades . While…

Downtown Asheville Skyline in Fall

Top 10 Ways to Experience Fall in Asheville

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

Sweeping mountain views, great food, and lively music create the vibe in Asheville

50 Things to Do 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

Convertible on Parkway

Scenic Drives for Any Season

by Asheville Insider

You don’t have to travel far from Asheville to become immersed in natural beauty. The topography of the Blue Ridge Mountains lends itself to some of the best scenic drives and awe-inspiring panoramic views you’ll find in the southeast. … read more

Motorcycle on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Fall

Leave the Car Behind: Scenic Fall Drives on Motorcycle

by Asheville Insider

Don’t own a bike? No worries. Gryphon Bikes in nearby Maggie Valley rents Harley-Davidson motorcycles by the day. Gryphon Bikes also offers group customized tours, so get your buddies together and take a ride. Our friends at  … read more

Scenic Fall Drive on the Parkway

Fall Scenic Drives: Mid Color

by Asheville Insider

By mid-October, the fall color is moving down to lower elevations and overall color is at its most brilliant. Since peak color changes often, visit our weekly leaf reports to stay up-to-date on the most colorful foliage. Here are just a few splendid … read more