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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  • Christmas at Biltmore
    by Jason Tarr

    Few experiences embody the excitement of the holidays like enjoying a display of bright, twinkling Christmas lights and meticulously-designed decorations. Visitors to Asheville, N.C. can enjoy these dazzling, family-friendly light shows that are sure … read more

  • Asheville Outlets
    by Jason Tarr

    From the tree-lined streets dotted with independent boutiques to the open-air markets featuring local crafts, Asheville's shopping scene is as diverse as it is unique. The relatively new Asheville Outlets, just five miles from downtown, offers a … read more

  • Asheville Drum Circle
    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

  • Mid Fall Color at Graveyard Fields
    by Fall Color Hunter

    Fall color has come alive throughout the Western North Carolina mountains. Cool mornings this past week have propelled big changes in the leaves. Many high elevation areas above 4,000 feet, such as Rough Ridge and Linn Cove Viaduct, are seeing their … read more

  • 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 … 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