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6 Things To Do In Asheville NC

Asheville, North Carolina, is the biggest urban getaway in Southern Appalachia, but it feels like a little mountain town. It has world-class beer and food scenes, but you can show up to 5-star restaurants in muddy hiking clothes, and no one will bat an eyelash.

There are so many things to do in Asheville, NC that you could spend months here and never get bored.

“Shop local” is something you’ll hear and see a lot in Asheville. Locals are happy to pay higher prices on everything from groceries to clothing to homewares to support our community.

Shop Local

Asheville has a reputation for weirdness, and nowhere is that more evident than on a tour with La Zoom. Two-hour tours on the big purple bus are an essential Asheville experience. The guides are hilarious and will make sure you have a fabulous time.

Go on a La Zoom tour

Western North Carolina is home to some of the country’s best water playgrounds, especially if you’re a whitewater enthusiast. But even those looking for a mellower adventure have options.

Play in the Rivers

While the Blue Ridge Parkway views make Asheville famous, the area also boasts one of the most significant concentrations of waterfalls in the nation. There are over 500 major cascades within the region.

Go Chasing Waterfalls

Asheville has an enormous mountain biking community and a trail network to support it. MTB enthusiasts can find wild technical descents on trails like Avery Creek or plunge 4,000 feet down the Black Mountain ridge on Snook’s Nose.

Bike Bent Creek or DuPont State Forest

Fresh local ingredients are the norm here, and eating out is remarkably good value for money. In fact, it’s one of the top things to do in Asheville.

Where to Eat During Your Asheville Adventures

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