Your Guide of Top Things to Do in Asheville
Lonely Planet, the largest travel guide book publisher in the world, has named Asheville the undisputed capital of the North Carolina mountains.
"Cradled in a sweeping curve of the Blue Ridge Parkway, it offers easy access to outdoor adventures of all kinds, while downtown's historic art deco buildings hold stylish New Southern restaurants, decadent chocolate shops, and the homegrown breweries that explain the nickname "Beer City."
Things to Do Outdoors Around Asheville
Outdoor recreation and outdoor adventures are seemingly endless in the Western North Carolina Mountains, the outdoor playground of the Southeast. Visitors enjoy whitewater rafting, mountain biking, hiking and experiencing the highest peaks in the entire Eastern U.S.
Things to Do in Downtown Asheville
Downtown Asheville is a rare place. Asheville skipped the urban renewal process that stripped the character from many downtowns. Today, its rich architectural legacy with its mix of Art Deco, Beaux Arts and Neoclassical styles is the perfect backdrop to the city’s energy. Artists and street musicians converge with tourists and locals for vibrancy rarely found in a city of this size. There is always something happening downtown. People sip cups of Joe at one of several locally-owned coffee shops; sample a pint at one of the cities many breweries or listen to live music at a local club. They go on art walks, winding their way through downtown’s 30-plus galleries. Shoppers inspect unique boutique finds, or simply enjoy fine cuisine.
Asheville's Foodie Restaurant Scene
Asheville restaurants run the gamut from Mexican-California fusion to eclectic international Vegetarian and four-star cuisine to down-home cooking. The city’s vibrant restaurant scene goes well beyond its Southern cooking roots. Expect the extraordinary in Asheville, whether it’s organic, hormone-free beef, mountain trout caviar or sweet potato salad. Asheville is abundant with local Farmers Markets, many of them exclusively organic, providing chef’s with seasonal offerings and the freshest produce. There are several local farm to table restaurants and many restaurants also feature live music from jazz to bluegrass.
Things To Do in Asheville By Season
Asheville’s seasons are a palette of colors and experiences. Asheville blossoms every spring so take a scenic drive or hike the surrounding forests. Summertime in Asheville is alive with music, festivals and performances. Take a picturesque drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway and see some of the best foliage in the east. Asheville’s splendid mix of mild temperatures with its proximity to snow-covered mountains makes it the ideal winter destination. Celebrate the holiday season in Asheville and visit the Biltmore Estate in all its festive splendor. In Asheville, you’ll find plenty to do no matter what time of year it is and here at Pinecrest we will help you, in any way we can, to ensure that your Asheville experience is everything you want it to be.