Asheville is the ideal home base for a weekend adventure leading up to the rare total solar eclipse in Western North Carolina. By staying in Asheville, you’ll be just 50 miles away from the path of totality while having total access to Lonely Planet’s #1 Travel Destination for 2017. Discover Asheville’s bustling downtown, booming live music scene, robust art districts, and top-notch dining!
In the days before the eclipse, Asheville will be buzzing with eclipse-related activities and other seasonal festivals and events. After a day of exploration, you’ll have your pick of Asheville’s wide range of accommodations. From luxury boutique hotels to rustic mountain cabins, there’s something for everyone. As you plan your stay, check out our guide to everything you need to know about the 2017 eclipse.