In Asheville and its surrounding area, locals and tourists alike can admire art deco architecture, catch an original play, dine al fresco, shop at independent boutiques, sip on a beer from our many microbreweries, choose from all kinds of cuisines, watch an artist at-work, play to the beat in a lively drum circle, browse some of the nation’s best independent book stores, and more.

On the outskirts of town, the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains and French Broad River offer an outdoor respite from the hustle and bustle of the city’s core.

It’s easy to see why makers and doers, adventurers, creatives, families, professionals and people of all backgrounds enjoy visiting and living in the Asheville area. After you explore our region first-hand, we guarantee you’ll have a hard time leaving.