Things to Do in the Asheville Area

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 summer 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 Aisha Adams

    Nestled in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains at the confluence of the French Broad and Swannanoa rivers, Asheville sits as the largest city in the most western part of North Carolina. Asheville is most known for its award-winning restaurants, eclectic … 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

  • by Asheville Insider

    Go Al Fresco in Foodtopia If there's one thing that drives home Asheville's moniker as "the Paris of the South," it has to be the outdoor dining scene. Outdoor dining provides a great way to maintain social distancing in an … read more

  • by Constance E. Richards

    Living and Learning with the Artists Asheville’s River Arts District (RAD) is a destination that grew out of necessity. Artists needed cheap rent and large spaces. An industrial zone east of the railroad tracks had a glut of aging and empty … read more