Asheville NC Travel Guide
Hiking near Asheville
Hike, bike, raft, zip, paddleboard, swim, fish & more... read more
Blue Ridge Parkway
Cruise byways with mountain views, forests & waterfalls... read more
Waterfalls near Asheville
See our top waterfalls to visit in the NC mountains near Asheville... read more
Asheville Things to Do
Browse our mega list of places to go in and near Asheville... read more
Asheville Festivals
Find our fav festivals through Aug, including Memorial Day & July 4th... read more
Small Towns Western NC
Explore 35 towns near Asheville with plenty of local personality... read more
20 Swimming Holes
Cool off at Sliding Rock, Skinny Dips Falls, & more... read more
Biltmore House
Use our 20-page insiders guide to the Estate to plan a trip... read more

Asheville, North Carolina

Take a trip 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 16 counties (about a 90-mile radius of Asheville). Lonely Planet named Asheville at the #1 Best US destination for 2017!

With 850 pages and 3,000+ photos, this guide is updated daily with many new things to do! Get outdoors to see waterfalls and hike. Tour Biltmore House and many other museums and attractions. Drive the Blue Ridge Parkway and scenic drives. Explore downtown Asheville and our small towns. Stay in a hotel, cabin rental or bed and breakfast. Sample plenty of local food, beer and wine. Enjoy! PS: See our current specials & packages.

Spas in Asheville
Unwind and take care of yourself with a massage, soak and pampering at a spa - for an afternoon or weekend getaway.... 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
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
Free Guides
Order printed guides and sign up for monthly email update of seasonal events, deals, giveaways, things to do, Biltmore and more ideas for getaways in the mountains... read more

What to Do in Asheville & Mountains?

Browse this 850-page online insider's guide for plenty of ideas. Here's just a sampling of things to do:

We are an independent, locally-owned guide that receives 5.5 million visits each year from readers in 200 countries. We look forward to helping you plan the perfect mountain trip in 2017.