What to do in Asheville, NC

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Asheville, North Carolina is one of the most popular cities on the east coast of the United States for families and couples alike looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of big cities.

The adventurous tourist will find a wide variety of Asheville activities to experience during a stay in this quaint little town. People can choose from a number of different Asheville tours that include a drive through historic downtown, a haunted tour that takes people to must see creepy spots throughout the region, and a local tour of the Biltmore house, the largest house in the country built on eight acres of sprawling farmland.

Arts and entertainment are both major parts of Asheville's culture, and any visitor to the mountain town should spend some time taking in the local flavor. Among the many things to do in Asheville include a visit to the River Arts District, a place where artists and musicians alike come to live, work, and show off their many talents. Among the many attractions in Asheville, visiting the River Arts District is a must for any fan of the fine arts.

Among the many Asheville excursions that must be taken advantage of is a trip to one of the best hiking and camping sites on the east coast: The Blue Ridge Mountains. This sprawling mountainous region is one of the top places to visit among outdoor enthusiasts and thrill seekers alike.

Asheville, NC is a great destination for couples, individuals and families looking to get away to a place that offers a small town feeling yet is within close proximity to the great outdoors. Make sure you take a map with you to this "Land of the Sky" because you don't want to miss out on all Asheville has to offer.

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Vacationing in Asheville on a budget? The following can be experienced for zip.

Black Mountain College Museum - Talk to the friendly staff or curator and learn about the interesting collections exhibited here.

Pack Square - Architecture fan or not, you're sure to be impressed by this landmark's modern-day design.

Riverside Cemetery - Amble through this historic attraction and uncover some secrets from days gone by.

Downtown Market Asheville - If you'd love to explore some of the more important or interesting places in the community, it's worth visiting this place.

Basilica of Saint Lawrence - Stop for some quiet reflection and learn a thing or two about this site's spiritual significance.

Blue Ridge National Heritage Area - Bring along your camera and let the natural surrounds inspire you.

Botanical Gardens at Asheville - Nurture your green thumb and explore the wide range of plants on display.

Things to Do in Asheville with Kids

There are loads of memorable experiences in Asheville that the entire gang will love. Here are a few of the best family friendly experiences around.


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Frequently asked questions

What to do in Asheville on a sunny day?
A Asheville Night-Time Walking Ghost Tour is the ideal activity for visitors who can’t bear the thought of missing a moment of sunshine in Asheville.
What is Asheville famous for?
Snap some pics at Biltmore Estate — it’s a major attraction.
What should I not miss in Asheville?
If you’ve only got time to explore one sight here, make sure it’s Asheville Mall.
Are there cheap things to do in Asheville?
What can you do in Asheville for free?
You’ll hardly have time to grab your wallet out of your pocket with so many free things to do:

  • Asheville Mall
  • Asheville Outlets
  • Lake Lure
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville

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