Things to Do in the Asheville Area

NOTICE: The Asheville area is slowly and responsibly beginning to reopen. Local landmarks, attractions, shops, galleries, restaurants and Asheville’s array of unique businesses are following state and local guidelines and adding extra precautions to protect the community, their staff and visitors.  

The area also offers people cautiously looking to ease into travel fresh air adventures, off the beaten path activities, scenic drives and more than a million acres of protected forests and parks, many of which are open.  

Check openings in progress—offerings, operations and reservations may differ from business to business. For the most up-to-date information, check individual listings, websites and social channels. To further understand local protections and operational guidance, read our shared commitment with travelers to keep everyone safe, the Asheville Cares Stay Safe Pledge.

 

Filled with natural wonders and architectural treasures, you’ll soon come to understand the allure of Asheville. Discover for yourself all there is to see and do. From iconic landmarks to local favorites, these are our sure bets for a memorable mountain escape. Create your own experience with these itineraries or check out 50 things to do in Asheville. Explore our favorite winter activities, or start planning your visit with these places to stay.

  • 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 flair of this … read more

  • by Elizabeth Sims

    Discover an American fairy tale, complete with a castle. Asheville’s crown jewel, Biltmore, was created by George Vanderbilt in 1895 as a retreat reminiscent of the grand castles and estates of France and Britain. Vanderbilt fell in love with … read more

  • by Ami Worthen

    Take A Walk Around "The Block" With Hood Tours Founder DeWayne Barton It’s a festive Saturday afternoon in Asheville, N.C.'s Triangle Park on South Market Street, just a few blocks from the city center, and we are greeted by the … read more

  • by Shayla Martin

    Find Your Perfect Zipline Tour in Asheville Take in the sites of Asheville from a new perspective – by soaring hundreds of feet above the ground. From strictly tree-based courses to courses fit for little ones, here’s a guide to the … read more

  • by Jason Tarr

    Every Friday night in the rounded outdoor amphitheater of downtown's Pritchard Park people join together to play thundering sounds on the drums, dance to the powerful rhythms, or just sit back and enjoy the show of individuality and diverse … read more

  • by Jason Tarr

    Asheville is an outdoor adventure lover's paradise. The area is home to millions of acres of forests, 40 mountain peaks above 6,000 feet and the world's third oldest river. Here in the Blue Ridge Mountains you will, of course, find favorite … read more