Looking for ideas for activities and things to do for a romantic getaway or family vacation to Asheville and the mountains of North Carolina? Here's our bucket list of 25 favorites, according to our 5.5 million website visits in 2016! Whether it's a romantic escape like a honeymoon, wedding or anniversary, or an vacation with friends and family, check these out. (Photo above is Crabtree Falls.)
Update: In December 2016, Lonely Planet (the largest guidebook publisher in the world) named Asheville as the Number One Destination in the USA for 2017. According to their survey, “2017 sees one of the USA’s most eclectic and innovative small cities step firmly into the national spotlight. Asheville welcomes everyone with open arms and has been quietly emerging as a haven for creative spirits for decades.” They noted our 200 artists in the River Arts District, our huge number of local craft beers, impressive chefs, the French Broad River and the Blue Ridge Mountains. We've been telling folks this for 14 years!