Asheville enjoys a wide variety of entertainment options for all seasons. In spring, summer, and fall, a trip to the North Carolina mountains wouldn't be complete without a drive on the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway. For the adventurous, a visit to Navitat Canopy Adventures is a must! And with our impressive barrage of local boutiques and galleries, shopping in Asheville is always a great time. Visit our Asheville Shopping Guide to learn more!
Even though our amazing city is rather small, it is positively packed with amazing things to see and do! There are several tour options for visitors to the area, some quite eclectic - just like Asheville!
Additional tour info: Explore Asheville, NC | Visit Asheville, NC’s Official Tourism Web Site
Beer City, USA
Asheville has been voted Beer City USA for three years running! Asheville is home to a dozen independent microbreweries, most offering limited edition brews at their own bars. In the downtown area alone, there's six breweries, plus two beer specialty stores, and a few beer-centric bars that have dozens of local brews on tap. On the outskirts of Asheville, there are several more breweries and a couple offers regular outdoor entertainment - weather permitting. These are great places to take your dog and enjoy some local flavor.
For a more comprehensive introduction to dining in Asheville, visit our guide to world class dining in Asheville, NC!
Outdoor Adventure Sports
Western North Carolina is home to some of the best adrenaline-inducing outdoor adventure sports in the nation! From Ziplining to White Water Rafting, the Blur Ridge Mountains are home to dozens of options for those looking to experience the beauty of the mountains. With so many options for outdoor fun, visitors to the area can easily become overwhelmed with choices! To help offset the stress, we've created an Outdoor Entertainment Guide to better acquaint you with some area must-visit sights! Carolina Mornings offers a Mountain Discovery Pass that makes these activities even more accessible to those visiting the area.
Did you know that the Blue Ridge Parkway offers some of the best scenic drives in the nation, right here in Asheville, North Carolina? With breathtaking vistas, twisty curvy roads, and dramatic elevation changes - riding the Smoky Mountains is an experience you won't soon forget!
Golfing in the Blue Ridge Mountains is an experience like no other! With our powerfully beautiful backdrops, our enormous sky that stretches into infinity, and our perfect climate, Golfers will find themselves in a dreamland!
Fishing in the beautiful streams, rivers, and lakes of the Western North Carolina is tremendous. Relax, sit back or get your feet wet and fish for North Carolina's famous trout, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, and catfish!
Enjoy bike rides all throughout the mountains. Bike your way to Mt. Mitchell on the Blue Ridge Parkway or enjoy our many greenways around the Asheville area!