Situated in the central Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville, North Carolina is a place that is known for its majestic beauty and energetic arts, food, and beer scenes. It is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise, offering outdoor excursions for all activity levels, so whether you are ready to hop onto your mountain bike and race through miles of scenic single track trails, hit some of the area hiking trails, zip line through the tree-tops, raft the French Broad River with friends or family, or cruise down the Blue Ridge Parkway -- you can be certain that there is plenty of outdoor adventure to satisfy every desire.
Art lovers can prepare to be "wowed" by the over 30 art galleries in the downtown district alone, not to mention the bustling River Arts District that is home to nearly 200 artists across 20+ historic buildings. A visit to Asheville just wouldn't be complete without a visit to one of Asheville's longstanding works of art and America's largest private home, the Biltmore Estate. Asheville also boasts more breweries per capita than any other U.S. City, and you can bet that our beer reflects longstanding accolades as Beer City USA. The restaurant scene in Asheville and Black Mountain is also very strong and varied, with a range of James Beard Award finalists and food styles for every taste.
Whether you're staying in Asheville, close to the city, in the quaint town of Black Mountain, Montreat, Lake Lure or down the mountain in Old Fort and Marion towards Lake James - adventure and discovery are never far from you.