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 our iconic landmarks to local favorites, these are our sure bets for a memorable mountain escape.

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  • DeWayne Barton, Founder of Hood Tours
    by Ami Worthen

    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 smell of fish frying, the booming sounds of hip hop, and friendly faces, all set against … read more

  • Red Fall Leaves at Sunrise
    by Fall Color Hunter

    Asheville, North Carolina, is known for its vibrant fall leaf season, and with the change in weather comes plenty of opportunities for peeping some peak color. Local hotels and inns offer an array of accommodations packages for visitors to truly make … read more

  • 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

  • Serafina and the Twisted Staff
    by Jason Tarr

    In the cavernous basement of the Biltmore Estate and in the magical forests surrounding Asheville is a mythical protagonist, 12-year-old Serafina, who has captivated the attention of the nation’s readers. The first chronicle of her daring quest to … read more

  • Asheville-born funk & soul musician Lyric
    by Jason Tarr

    Performing on the street in downtown Asheville’s Pack Square Park one day in 2011, Leeda “Lyric” Jones caught the attention of someone she never could have imagined. “I saw her and turned to my dad and said, ‘That’s Lizz Wright !” Jones said. Wright, … read more

  • Go Out to Eat: Asheville's Hottest Patios
    by Cat Kessler

    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. On a warm evening in downtown Asheville, diners are lined up on sidewalks, tucked into courtyards and gathered around fire … read more