Asheville Attractions

Discover Asheville, NC

A recent ad campaign touted “Asheville…anyway you like it.” Asheville is a city as distinctive as the people who call it home. In recent years, it’s been recognized for its splendors by dozens of magazines, Web sites and publications. listed Asheville as One of the “21 Places We’re Going in 2011,” alongside destinations like Copenhagen, Tokyo and Nicaragua. (January 2011).

The city has been referred to as the “Paris of the South” and The New York Times calls it a “surprisingly cosmopolitan city.” And, Charlotte, Raleigh/Durham and Atlanta are all within less than a 4-hour drive.

In December 2008, Yahoo! Real Estate named Asheville as one of the top 10 places to live in the nation. The city has also received multiple accolades for its local arts, outdoor adventures, cuisine, organic and vegetarian eats, educational opportunities and much more.  You Tube video of GAMs Most Beautiful Place – The Top 10 Most Beautiful Places.  Natural Geographic Adventure Magazine ranks Asheville the number one out of 10 cities for popular outdoor sports in the region.

Asheville Dining

The Asheville, NC area is know for its many restaurants and fine dining.  You can scroll through our list of restaurants for location and phone numbers.


Asheville has been named Best Mountain Destination, Best Southern Town and one of just a dozen Must See Destinations.  There is much to do and see so take the time to plan ahead.

Biltmore Estate

Asheville Swiss Chalet guests can purchase your Biltmore tickets from us for $50 (less than the gate price) and have them waiting in your chalet when you arrive.

Doggie Attractions

Asheville is a pet-friendly city in many ways.  This page has more information on where you can take your pet.




This page includes a list of Asheville NC golf courses,
types of courses, location, contact information and pricing guide.


The Rush –
The YMCA –

Hiking and Biking

The Mountain trails of Western North Carolina around Asheville are some of the most scenic for hiking and biking.  There are many choices from gentle walks to strenuous exercise.

Horseback Riding

Sandy Bottom Trail Rides – Located just 30 minutes from Asheville, near Weaverville.  Rated by one of our guests as “a 5 star experience so close to Asheville!”


Appalachian Spa – Therapeutic Massage & Mobile Onsite Day Spa Services.  Experience the Luxury of having a full-service spa in the calm and comfort of your own Home.  We bring the spa to you-Tranquility At Your Door Step!

River Rafting

There are many river rafting companies to choose from in the mountain area from easy to more difficult.

General Information – Web sites

Each of the following guides and directories offer information for things to see and do, restaurants and lodging in Asheville and the surrounding areas.

Asheville Now – comprehensive informational guide to the City of Asheville and Western North Carolina.  Depicts local color and vitality that make Asheville, North Carolina a destination spot for thousands of travelers.

Explore Asheville, NC | Asheville, NC’s Official Tourism Web Site
Asheville Chamber of Commerce