Founded in 1797, Asheville is steeped in history, yet surprisingly cosmopolitan. With breathtaking sunsets over the unique skyline, there is no “bad” time to visit The Land of the Sky.
Asheville is a happening place to be! The county seat of beautiful Buncombe County is alive with homegrown music, breath-taking architecture, phenomenal restaurants, unique stores with locally made wares, fascinating museums, talented performers and so much more.
Trails to hike, gardens to peruse, and rivers to float down are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to outdoor fun, in Asheville and her surrounding communities. Western North Carolina has many idyllic camping sites to enjoy and streams to fish, Asheville is an adventurer’s paradise.
The eclectic mix of culture, music, and art is a vacation MUST, but bring your walking shoes! There is absolutely no end to the exploring that can be done in Downtown Asheville. Discover authors, architecture, art, and so much more. You can learn new things and find things you never knew you needed! Shop for books, clothing, jewelry, handmade soaps, snacks, and even, locally grown produce. Walk to many craft breweries, take a guided tour, or picnic in one of our many family-friendly parks. We can’t leave out the antiques! Plenty of “old” things that are just waiting to be made new can be found in unexpected places.
You are welcomed to see a such a wide variety of beautiful things, you may want to stay even longer and we can’t blame you!
Asheville is more than a tourist spot; Asheville is a destination.
Global and local businesses emerge on every street, which is bustling with love for life. Filled with hometown heart, our communities are connected. A wealth of culture in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains begs to be enjoyed.
Friendly people with a true love for these mountains are eager to give directions, or even let you in on the best spots for just the things you’re looking for. Asheville, North Carolina is home sweet home for nearly 90,000 people, but it feels like a small town, with warm and welcoming friendly faces at every turn.
Things to do, people to meet, tastes to enjoy. Asheville has what everyone is searching for; tranquility, adventure, and excitement!