Discover the Best Things to Do in Asheville, NC
There are so many things to do in Asheville, you’ll want to plan at least a couple days (a week is better) to see it all. The Asheville area has a thriving arts community, diverse outdoor adventures, a vibrant and inviting downtown, numerous historic and architectural attractions, and unique shopping options. Below are links to help you find and enjoy some of the many activities Asheville has to offer. We would be glad to help you make arrangements. Just give us a call.
From historical to hilarious, sumptuous to spooky, Asheville has a fun tour for everyone.
- Asheville Food Tours 828-273-0365
- Trolley Tours of Asheville 828-251-8687
- Great Smokey Mountains Railroad 800-872-4681
- LaZoom Tours 828-225-6932
- Asheville Ghost Tour 828-318-8579
- Asheville Urban Trail
- Asheville Brews Cruise 828-545-5181
- Sierra Nevada Brewery Tour Tour the new Mills River Brewery to trace their history as a pioneer in craft beers. 90 min. Tours fill fast. You must book online. 828-708-6176
- Velo Girl Rides – A bicycle tour company based in Black Mountain that offers one day and multi-day guided tours, 540-320-2849
- More Tours
Asheville and the Biltmore Village area offer a wide selection of retailers from high-end antiques in the Grove Arcade to funky wear on Lexington. Retail stores in downtown Asheville reflect the independent nature of the city – you will find few chain stores downtown.
A trip to a spa or a massage is an ideal treat for your loved one or to recover from those outdoor activities.
•Shoji Retreat – Japanese style outdoor hot tub and massage spa adjacent to the Parkway, 828-299-0999
•The Grove Park Inn Spa – a truly world class spa, 800-438-5800
•Hands on Health – Massage therapy center, 828-506-2899
•Sensibilities – Day Spa 828-687-8760
Historical Sites & Attractions
Asheville Hot Air Ballooning
One of the most incredible things to do in Asheville and a stunning way to see the area. Asheville Balloon Company flies in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, North Carolina. You’ll ride with a FAA-certified pilot. Call Asheville Balloon Company to schedule a flight. Call 828-707-2992
Festivals, Events & Visitor’s Info
From our Area Visitor’s Centers
Things to do in Asheville don’t stop there! Festivals in the Asheville area include celebrations for Flowers, Music, Magic, Trails, Rivers, Hats, Pots, BBQ, Beer, Dance, Running, Ramps, Waterfalls, Crafts and many more. They have become too numerous for us to keep track but you can check them all out along with many other area activities at:
Beautiful, cozy, and convenient!
This was our second stay at the wonderful Bent Creek Lodge. The quiet wooded setting is both lovely and convenient (near Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville events and restaurants, hiking) and the rooms very comfortable (and several also feature outdoor balcony overlooking garden and forest). The staff people are very warm and friendly, and happy to share information on things to see and do. The breakfasts are delicious and substantial. We highly recommend this very special place!