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May 10-12, 2024
Looking for things to do with moms, grandmothers, or a special woman in your life in Asheville and the North Carolina mountains on Mother's Day Weekend? Here are plenty of ideas and events to make great memories together. From hunting waterfalls to discovering amazing art, find something for all interests. If you are bringing the kids, also see our Top 10 Family Things to Do. Pic: North Carolina Arboretum

It's always a busy weekend, so make your reservations early for both lodging and dining—along with any spa treatments!

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Bloom with a View, NC Arboretum

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This spring, a unique and immersive floral experience returns to the North Carolina Arboretum. Now in its second year, “Bloom with A View” is designed specifically for the gardens and landscape of the North Carolina Arboretum. Throughout the gardens and promenade, colorful and festive planters will elevate thousands of blooms to eye-level. It’s sure to be a creative space to wander and explore… read more

Experience Biltmore

Take in the grandeur of our country's largest home, the "Downton Abbey" of America. Explore the many rooms inside the house, walk through breathtaking landscapes and gardens, taste vintages at the… read more

Take in the grandeur of our country's largest home, the "Downton Abbey" of America. Explore the many rooms inside the house, walk through breathtaking landscapes and gardens, taste vintages at the winery and enjoy fine dining. See many things to do with our detailed insider's guide!

Hunt Waterfalls

Welcome to the Land of the Waterfalls! There are so many waterfalls in nearby state and federal parks (with no admission fee) to discover. While many require a walk or hike to reach, several are… read more

Welcome to the Land of the Waterfalls! There are so many waterfalls in nearby state and federal parks (with no admission fee) to discover. While many require a walk or hike to reach, several are roadside. Take one of our waterfall drives to enjoy several. See our favorite 60!

Get Pampered at a Spa

Be it a simple weekend of relaxation, a romantic couple’s getaway in the mountains or a chance to improve your health, Asheville is the ultimate destination for those seeking spas and wellness.… read more

Be it a simple weekend of relaxation, a romantic couple’s getaway in the mountains or a chance to improve your health, Asheville is the ultimate destination for those seeking spas and wellness. Take some time for yourself for relaxation and rejuvenation. See our top spots.

Take a Hike

To really appreciate the natural splendor of our mountains, explore by foot. There are hiking trails for all fitness levels, from a short woodland walk to strenuous hikes to mountain peaks,… read more

To really appreciate the natural splendor of our mountains, explore by foot. There are hiking trails for all fitness levels, from a short woodland walk to strenuous hikes to mountain peaks, including both the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains. Many of the hikes are along the Blue Ridge Parkway and are easy to find. Easy in-town hiking too. See our Top 75.

Explore Downtown Asheville

During the day, downtown Asheville bustles with shoppers browsing more than 200 galleries, antique shops and local boutiques. Each evening, enjoy street entertainers, restaurants, breweries,… read more

During the day, downtown Asheville bustles with shoppers browsing more than 200 galleries, antique shops and local boutiques. Each evening, enjoy street entertainers, restaurants, breweries, festivals and music. Walk the Urban Trail and tour historic sites. See our Top 25 things to do downtown.

Meet Artists in River Arts District

Our top pick for art lovers is exploring the River Arts District to watch artists at work, ask them about the process and buy art as a souvenir of your visit! More than 200 artists work in 25… read more

Our top pick for art lovers is exploring the River Arts District to watch artists at work, ask them about the process and buy art as a souvenir of your visit! More than 200 artists work in 25 buildings, including old warehouses and factories along the river near downtown and Biltmore. 

Weekend Getaways: Discover Top 40 Coolest Mountain Small Towns Near Asheville

There are lots of options if you want to plan a few fun day trips while you are in Western North Carolina. Explore our favorite cool small towns in the NC mountains near Asheville, each with its… read more

There are lots of options if you want to plan a few fun day trips while you are in Western North Carolina. Explore our favorite cool small towns in the NC mountains near Asheville, each with its own personality, local shops and restaurants, friendly residents, and relaxed atmosphere.

Wineries Near Asheville

Find many fun, friendly wineries for sampling local wines, relaxing and enjoying the beautiful scenery at their vineyards. Many are located near each other - perfect for visiting several in a day… read more

Find many fun, friendly wineries for sampling local wines, relaxing and enjoying the beautiful scenery at their vineyards. Many are located near each other - perfect for visiting several in a day.

Top 20 Picnic Spots

Dine outdoors in nature! Plan a picnic at some amazing locations where you can enjoy sweet views.

Dine outdoors in nature! Plan a picnic at some amazing locations where you can enjoy sweet views.

Find Foodie Favorites

Check out our very diverse and passionate food and drink scene. Be a little adventurous and try something new. Or, enjoy time-honored classics. In downtown, walk to 60+ locally-owned innovative… read more

Check out our very diverse and passionate food and drink scene. Be a little adventurous and try something new. Or, enjoy time-honored classics. In downtown, walk to 60+ locally-owned innovative restaurants, many with outdoor dining. From crafted cocktails to local brews, there's plenty to drink. Forage for food, visit a farm or tour a vineyard.

Mother's Day Weekend Top Specials and Events

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Mother's Day Package: Still Point Wellness, Asheville

Treat your dear one to a world of serenity and calm with a Quietude Package at Still Point Wellness Asheville. This Mother's Day Spa special includes a 75-minute massage, a 60-minute float, a 30-minute sauna, and a gift. The cost is $195 (value: $270). 

Visit their website to make reservations or call to book at 828-348-5372.

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Mother's Day Special: Buy 2 Get 1 Half Off, Asheville Wellness Tours

Asheville Wellness Tours is offering a buy two, get one half off special on their regularly scheduled yoga hikes or goat yoga classes. This special is available Friday through Sunday of Mother's… read more

Asheville Wellness Tours is offering a buy two, get one half off special on their regularly scheduled yoga hikes or goat yoga classes. This special is available Friday through Sunday of Mother's Day weekend. Use the special code MOMISGREAT. 

Make reservations on their website.

 

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Mother's Day Special Gift, Asheville Rooftop Bar Tours

Treat her to fantastic views from the rooftops in Asheville this year to celebrate moms, grandmoms, or any special woman in your life that deserves a relaxing and fun afternoon out. 

A… read more

Treat her to fantastic views from the rooftops in Asheville this year to celebrate moms, grandmoms, or any special woman in your life that deserves a relaxing and fun afternoon out. 

A long stem red rose will be given to each mom on the tour. 

Available Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12, 2024. 

Make reservations on their website or call 828-774-7785.

 

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Mother's Day Special: Hike Bike Kayak Asheville

Take Mom on a mountain adventure with Hike Bike Kayak Asheville! When a family/group of four books a kayak or hike, (one) Mom goes FREE. (Up to a $175 value). Book a four-person hike, kayak, half… read more

Take Mom on a mountain adventure with Hike Bike Kayak Asheville! When a family/group of four books a kayak or hike, (one) Mom goes FREE. (Up to a $175 value). Book a four-person hike, kayak, half or full day combo and Mom is Free. (Four for the price of three).

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Mother's Day Specials: Yonder Luxury Vacation Rentals

Save 15% on Your Reservation 

It’s always Mothers Day in our hearts, but if you book a stay for Mothers Day with Yonder Luxury Vacation Rentals between the dates of May 9 - May 12, 2024, you can enjoy a 15% discount* off your stay using this code: MOM24.

Visit their website to reserve. *Not applicable for all homes. Only one discount per reservation

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Spring at Biltmore

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This festival of flowers celebrates two months of spring blooms that include 75,000+ tulips, orchids, azalaeas and elaborate floral displays inside Biltmore House.

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Bloom with a View, NC Arboretum

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This spring, a unique and immersive floral experience returns to the North Carolina Arboretum. Now in its second year, “Bloom with A View” is designed specifically for the gardens and landscape of the North Carolina Arboretum. Throughout the gardens and promenade, colorful and festive planters will elevate thousands of blooms to eye-level. It’s sure to be a creative space to wander and explore… read more

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Fiber Day, Folk Art Center

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Craftspeople at the Folk Art Center share their inspiration and expertise in a variety of textile arts. Saturday demos include quilting and appliqué, doll making,… read more

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Craftspeople at the Folk Art Center share their inspiration and expertise in a variety of textile arts. Saturday demos include quilting and appliqué, doll making, weaving, mixed media fiber arts, clothing, printing design, tapestry weaving, and natural dyeing. Free admission. Event will be 10am-4pm in the Folk Art Center auditorium.

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Mother's Day Tea at The Omni Grove Park Inn

Lift your teacup to honor the special women in your life! This lavish Mother's Day Tea Party is the perfect way to say thank you. 

Picture being serenaded by a local violinist while indulging in a selection of hors d'oeuvres, from delicate finger sandwiches to decadent pastries. Then, tap into your internal artist and create pressed flower lanterns and personalized friendship bracelets… read more

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Mother’s Day Tea Party at the Perspective Café

Treat yourself to a social afternoon filled with whimsy and fun while sampling in-house offerings at the Asheville Art Museum's Perspective Café. This afternoon tea party features local… read more

Treat yourself to a social afternoon filled with whimsy and fun while sampling in-house offerings at the Asheville Art Museum's Perspective Café. This afternoon tea party features local indulgences from Asheville Tea Company, as well as fresh tea sandwiches, scones, fruit, and house-made pastries. The afternoon also includes the chance to design and create your own Fascinator Hat in an art…

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