Discover so many fun things to do in Asheville and the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. Since we cover a 90-mile radius around Asheville (16 counties), there is something for everyone, no matter your interests. Starting in Asheville’s vibrant downtown area and expanding out to every corner of our fair city and beyond, you'll find national treasures, award-winning restaurants, museums, shopping, music, performing arts, galleries and tours. If you love outdoor activities, there are so many places to go in our national forests and parks, filled with hiking trails, waterfalls and spectacular mountain views. Start making your wish list below - and click the links for many more ideas!
Asheville & WNC: Top Things to Do & Places to Go
Asheville Festivals & Events
Check our calendar of events for festivals during each season, including art and craft shows, throughout the year including most weekends. Most of these things to do are free!