Things to Do in the Asheville Area

In Asheville, you'll find a city both rooted in tradition and pulsing with innovation—a place where historic landmarks stand alongside cutting-edge breweries and avant-garde galleries. Step into a world where rugged outdoor adventures coexist with refined cultural experiences, where you can hike to the summit of a mountain in the morning and savor a farm-to-table feast in the evening. From iconic landmarks to local favorites, these are our sure bets for a memorable mountain escape.

  • 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

    While Asheville may be well known for its award-winning restaurants, eclectic style and surrounding lush forests, its rich tapestry of Black culture has also shaped this unique community. We invite you to further experience Black Asheville by … read more

  • by David Thompson

    Asheville has become a premier destination for weekend tourists, but after they return home, the locals come out to play during the week. It’s the perfect time for the savvy traveler to find the best deals and discover an Asheville that locals … 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. On a warm evening in downtown Asheville, diners are seated at sidewalk tables, … read more

  • by Constance E. Richards

    Welcome to Asheville’s River Arts District (RAD), where creativity and community converge! What began as a collection of old warehouses has transformed into a vibrant hub of art, culture, and commerce, thanks to the vision and energy of local … read more

  • by Del Holston

    You’ll see plenty of scenic sights and idyllic streetscapes in Black Mountain, named the “Prettiest Small Town in America” by Tripadvisor. But it’s what you can do here that leaves a lasting impression. Just 15 miles east … read more