Whether your escape to the mountains is meant to serve the purpose of a much-needed break from the nine to five routine, a romantic couples getaway, or your annual family vacation -- we know you want your vacation to be perfect. If you've never had a chance to visit the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, you may have questions:
- When should I visit? Is there a particular season or month that makes for the best Asheville vacations?
- What is there to do?
- What activities should I take advantage of while I'm there?
These are good questions, and ones that are worth having good answers to so you can make the most of your time in the area.
We're here, available, as your local experts to make your vacation seamless and provide recommendations that can really make when you visit and what you do when you visit really special.
Asheville is a place for dreamers, explorers, art observers, foodies, craft beer connoisseurs, outdoor enthusiasts -- and really, just anyone that is ready to get away from it all, see some beautiful sights and find a place to slow down to enjoy good food and drink or sit back and enjoy some R & R from the comfort of a mountain cabin.
If you are trying to decide which season you'd like to visit the Asheville area, the guides below serve as a helpful resource. Here are some of our most popular activities that are available to you year-round on your vacation:
- The Biltmore Estate, America's largest private estate, is open 365 days a year for visits.
- The Asheville area has countless hiking trails so you have plenty of options for the difficulty level and type of hike you'd like to go on.
- The Blue Ridge Parkway is open for scenic drives and hiking adventures for the majority of the year. Certain sections of the Parkway are known to close during the winter months due to slick or icy roads.
- Enjoy a few of Asheville or Black Mountain's many restaurants and grab a beer at one of our area breweries.
- Catch a concert at one of our live music venues.
- Shop in downtown Black Mountain or downtown Asheville.