Asheville NC Travel Guide
Fall Color Asheville
See peak color forecast and best places for views... read more
Waterfall Fall Color
Visit the most beautiful waterfalls near Asheville... read more
Hikes near Asheville
Find the perfect hiking trail for you, easy to challenging... read more
Western NC Small Towns
Explore friendly Main Streets in these cool mountain small towns... read more
Biltmore House
Discover the best things to do in our Biltmore's insider guide... read more
Blue Ridge Parkway
Cruise our top mountain roads, including the Blue Ridge Parkway... read more
Fall Events & Festivals
See our Top Events for September & October in the mountains... read more
Downtown Asheville NC
Find our Top 20 things to do - shops, restaurants, breweries, tours, etc... read more

Asheville, North Carolina

Escape to Asheville and the North Carolina mountains! We've got plenty of insider tips to help you to create your perfect vacation. And we're not just for couples! Travel Guide now covers 15 counties (about a 90-mile radius of Asheville). Plan a trip for a weekend getaway, friends' adventure, family gathering or solo retreat.

With 750 pages and 3,000+ photos, this guide is updated daily with many new things to do in 2016! Get outdoors to see waterfalls and hike. Tour Biltmore House and many other museums and attractions. Drive the Blue Ridge Parkway and many scenic drives. Explore downtown Asheville and the surrounding small towns. Stay in a hotel, cabin rental or bed and breakfast. Sample plenty of local food, beer and wine. Enjoy!

Pet Friendly Asheville
Hunt pet-friendly things to do, hikes and places to stay. Bring your dog along on many outdoor adventures, to explore Biltmore or even shop... read more
Brewery in Asheville
Sample local brews with a tour of craft breweries and pubs, many located in downtown Asheville within walking distance. Find out why we were voted Beer City USA... read more
Apple Orchards Near Asheville NC
Get fresh mountain apples at dozens of farms. Pick your own or buy a variety at their markets. See our top orchards to visit near Asheville and Hendersonville... read more
Free Guides
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Asheville's Blue Ridge Mountains

Summertime is calling you. Here's just a sampling of things to do:

  • Outdoors: Get outside with these 70 things to do - something for everyone!
  • Blue Ridge Parkway: Discover 50 best stops along our top scenic drive.
  • Restaurants: Find the best places for brunch, lunch and dinner.
  • Mt Mitchell: Drive to the top of the highest mountain in eastern America.
  • DuPont State Forest: Hunt waterfalls, hike and bike on 80+ miles of trails
  • Graham County: This remote area has unspoiled lakes, rivers and camping.
  • Guided Tours: Pick from 15 guided adventures and trips.
  • Great Smoky Mountain: See our Top 20 things to do, scenic drives, hiking and fishing.
  • Wineries: Tour 15 wineries near Asheville.
  • Picnics: Dine in the great outdoors at these 20 spots.
  • Zip Lines: Fly through trees and over the valleys with 10 canopy tours.
  • Movie Locations: Visit places featured in films old and new in 2016.
  • Great Lakes: See and play on five beautiful lakes near Asheville.
  • Vacation Ideas: Check out 20 ideas for mountain vacation.
  • Packages & Specials: Find deals and seasonal promos for B&Bs, hotels and cabins.

Concerning North Carolina's HB2: We join the Asheville City Council resolution, calling for immediate repeal of HB 2 and reaffirming support for protecting and advancing the constitutional rights and equitable treatment of all and opposition to discrimination, prejudice, homophobia, and transphobia. See LGBTQ Info.