Things to do in Asheville North Carolina

If you’re looking for a fun mountain escape featuring the very best of the great outdoors and a lively artistic scene, Asheville, North Carolina offers something for everyone. Here’s a list of some of the must-visit attractions in Asheville, North Carolina…

#1: Visit the historic Biltmore Estate Biltmore Estate Asheville, NC

Created by the legendary Vanderbilt family at the turn of the 20th century, the famous Biltmore Estate is modeled after the famous castles, chateaux and royal estates of Europe. There is plenty of art on display – including famous pieces by the likes of Renoir – as well as a winery and plenty of other attractions on a sprawling 8,000-acre estate.

#2: Stroll through downtown’s many walkable neighborhoods Neighborhoods Asheville, NC

Part of what makes Asheville, North Carolina so unique are all the walkable neighborhoods. Along tree-lined streets, you’ll find art galleries, independent book stores, and cafes. There’s a lot of history in Asheville, North Carolina, so this is a great chance to sign up for one of the many tours of the city.

#3: Explore the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains Blue Ridge Mountains Asheville, NC

During your visit to Asheville, North Carolina you will absolutely need to carve out time to explore the gorgeous mountain scenery of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Asheville is located close to plenty of hiking and biking trails, and there are plenty of adventure centers that can send you zip-lining over the mountain landscape.

#4: Visit Asheville’s art districts River Arts District Asheville, NC

There’s a lively arts scene in Asheville that has a rich history just waiting to be explored. You can go to any of the city’s top galleries and museums located within the Downtown Arts District, or head out over to the much newer River Arts District, which features old factory buildings converted into artist lofts and studios. This is a great chance to pick up some original, one-of-a-kind artwork.

#5: Go for a drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway Blue Ridge Parkway Asheville, NC

There’s a lot of natural beauty surrounding Asheville, North Carolina, and one favorite way to see as much of it as possible is by heading out on the Blue Ridge Parkway, which links Shenandoah National Park and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This has been called “America’s favorite drive” for good reason – this nearly 470-mile road is filled with scenic attractions and breathtaking views. Take a break for the day at the Folk Art Center near Asheville, which features artwork from regional craftsmen.

#6: Take in the epic views from downtown Sky Bar Asheville NC

There are now rooftop hangouts in Asheville, such as the SkyBar Asheville, where you can sit back, relax with a cocktail or local craft beer and take in all the skyline views of Asheville. There’s a growing urban sophistication in Asheville that’s fun to experience.

#7: Admire the city’s unique and historic architecture Downtown Asheville, NC

Asheville, North Carolina is a jewel box of a city, and one favorite attraction of visitors and locals alike is the dome-topped Basilica of Saint Lawrence, which was built back in 1905. There are plenty of other architectural marvels to take in, wherever you happen to be in Asheville.

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The combination of a lively artistic scene and the epic sweep of the Blue Ridge Mountains is what makes Asheville, North Carolina so unique. The mountain vibe of this city makes for a great retreat from everyday life. You can enjoy the city as a three-day weekend escape, or linger longer to soak up the rich history of this unique city, which is a true tourist gem in the U.S. Southeast.

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  1. Biltmore House 1 Lodge Street Asheville, NC 28803 (800) 411-3812
  2. Biltmore House Grounds
  3. Brews Cruise
  4. LaZoom Bus Tours 90 Biltmore Ave Asheville, NC 28801 (828) 225-6932
  5. Grove Park Inn 290 Macon Ave Asheville, NC 28804 (828) 252-2711
  6. Zip Lines – Our favorite zipline is The Gorge.
  7. Breweries
  8. French Broad River
  9. Hot Springs 315 Bridge Street Hot Springs, NC 28743 (828) 622-7676
  10. Chimney Rock 431 Main St. Chimney Rock, NC 28720 (800) 277-9611
  11. Trolley Tours
  12. Blue Ridge Parkway
  13. Golfing
  14. Trout Fishing
  15. Mountain Biking
  16. NC Arboretum 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way Asheville, NC 28806 (828) 665-2492
  17. Waterfalls
  18. Farmers Market 570 Brevard Rd Asheville, NC 28806 (828) 253-1691‎
  19. Hiking
  20. Asheville Art Museum 2 N Pack Square Asheville, NC 28801 (828) 253-3227
  21. Folk Art Center 382 Blue Ridge Pkwy Asheville, NC 28805 (828) 298-7928
  22. Montford Park Players 92 Gay St Asheville, NC 28801 (828) 254-5146
  23. Riverside Cemetery 53 Birch Street Asheville, NC 28801 (828) 350-2066
  24. Asheville Tourists 30 Buchanan Pl Asheville, NC 28801 (828) 258-0428
  25. Thomas Wolfe House 52 N Market St Asheville, NC 28801 (828) 253-8304
  26. Botanical Gardens 151 W T. Weaver Blvd Asheville, NC 28804 (828) 252-5190
  27. WNC Nature Center 75 Gashes Creek Rd Asheville, NC 28805 (828) 298-5600
  28. Grove Arcade 1 Page Ave Asheville, NC 28801 (828) 252-7799
  29. River Arts District
  30. Mount Mitchell 2388 N Carolina 128 Burnsville, NC 28714 (828) 675-4611
  31. Basilica of Saint Lawrence 97 Haywood St Asheville, NC 28801 (828) 252-6042
  32. Graveyard Fields
  33. Splashville
  34. Food Lion Skate Park 50 Cherry St. N. Asheville, NC 28801 (828) 225-7184
  35. Asheville Mall 3 S Tunnel Rd Asheville, NC 28805 (828) 298-0012
  36. The Orange Peel 101 Biltmore Ave Asheville, NC 28801 (828) 398-1837
  37. Cherokee Indian Reservation
  38. Cherokee Casino
  39. The Drum Circle
  40. Asheville Street Art
  41. Smith-McDowell House 283 Victoria Rd Asheville, NC 28801 (828) 253-9231
  42. Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute
  43. MOOG 160 Broadway St Asheville, NC 28801 (828) 251-0090
  44. Shop Downtown
  45. Grab A Coffee
  46. Vance Birthplace 911 Reems Creek Rd. Weaverville, N.C. 28787 (828) 645-6706
  47. EAT!
  48. Get Freaky
  49. UNCA 1 University Heights Asheville, NC 28804 (828) 251-6600
  50. Do Asheville exploreasheville.com

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Last updated 01/07/2018

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