Asheville's spring season offers mild temperatures, blooming mountain flora and fauna, and all of the cultural and area activities you'd expect in the Asheville area without the added bustle of the summertime rush. Hiking adventures lead to soft spring breezes and budding green on the trees and blooming native wildflowers. You can even check out the bloom schedule to see the variety of wildflowers that will likely be in bloom during your time in the area.
Things to Do in Asheville This Spring
Visit Biltmore Estate
The Biltmore House is one of Asheville's primary attractions. Springtime is an especially beautiful time to visit the Biltmore Estate during the annual Biltmore Blooms, a budding gardener's paradise that runs from March through May and features over 130,000 flowers. Check in with the bloom schedule to see what variety of flowers will likely be blooming during your visit. The North Carolina Arboretum also offers beautiful gardens during this time of year.
Experience Wildflowers in Bloom
Asheville, North Carolina is a haven for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, particularly in the springtime. The city and its surrounding areas are home to an abundance of wildflower blooms, scenic trails, and stunning flower gardens that are sure to delight visitors of all ages. Whether you're a seasoned hiker or simply looking to take in the beauty of the outdoors, Asheville offers a wide range of activities and sights to explore.
Explore The Scenic Trails of Asheville, NC
Asheville, NC is known for its awe-inspiring hiking trails that provide visitors with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, forests, and cascading waterfalls. Regardless of your level of experience, Asheville offers a diverse range of outdoor activities that cater to every preference. From beginner-friendly trails to challenging treks, there's an adventure waiting for every hiker.
Plan an Adventure
Springtime is when whitewater rafting and zip lining comes out from its winter hibernation, beginning in March. Generally, you'll begin to see some warmer days in mid to late March and early April, but either way, rafting companies provide rafting participants with wetsuits so that you can enjoy the whitewater trips even if temperatures are colder during the day of your visit.
Asheville Spring Festivals
Festivals begin to come back in full force during the springtime. Some popular spring festivals include Asheville Orchid Festival, the Herb Festival, LEAF Festival, Montford Music & Arts Festival, Asheville Beer Week and Festival, and more!
Springtime Bird Watching
With spring arrival comes great birdwatching opportunities on area hikes. Asheville has over 200 varieties of birds that live in the area year-round -- including Bald Eagles, Peregrine Falcons, Great Blue Herons, and Pileated Woodpeckers.
Plan an Outing in Asheville
Combine one of Asheville's tours with your outings to downtown Asheville. Grayline Trolley Tours offers a great historic tour of the city.
Tour an Asheville Brewery
Asheville has made a name for itself as the "Beer City USA" due to its numerous brewery tours. With more than 40 breweries, Asheville has established itself as a destination for craft beer lovers from around the globe. Asheville's breweries boast a wide selection of beer styles, from classic German lagers to innovative and experimental brews. Many of these breweries welcome visitors for tours and tastings, providing an opportunity to learn about the brewing process and indulge in Asheville's finest craft beers.
View a full list of Asheville area events to experience the culture of Asheville in the spring.