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Ashville's multi-purpose arena hosts basketball games and large-scale entertainment events. Smaller concerts, theater, and other productions are held at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium next door.
Walk through historic downtown Asheville to Grove Arcade for shopping and dining at this city's eclectic marketplace.
Dating back to the turn of the turn of the 20th century this historic estate was built as a summer home by the Vanderbilt family. The Biltmore Estate remains a hallmark location for sightseers to come and explore 8,000 acres of historic luxury.
Botanical Gardens at Asheville
On 10-acres of land the Botanical Gardens at Asheville houses over 600 species of plants native to the Southern Appalachians and 70 of which scientists consider uncommon, rare or endangered on a regional, state or federal level. This free attraction is perfect for the whole family.
WNC Nature Center
The Western North Carolina Nature Center is home to a wide array of animals on a beautiful 42-acre property. The park is dedicated to the advancement of zoo and aquariums in the areas of conservation, education, and science and wants guests to appreciate nurture and understand the beauty of the wildlife in the area. Come explore the beautiful South Appalachian Mountain region.
Asheville Museum of Science
If you are traveling with children this is a must see stop in Asheville, with hands on activities this museum is home to experimental science learning and discovery to foster imagination.
Local Food + Drink
Green Man Brewery
Discover legendary beers with a wild, bitter bite when you take a seat at Green Man Brewery. The Green Man is one of North Carolina’s original breweries, creating innovative and exciting flavors that harken back to traditional English styles.
Wicked Weed Brewing
If you are in the mood for a hoppy ale brewed with a Belgian flair, look no further than Wicked Weed Brewing, head over to either of their locations in downtown Asheville and sip on an unforgettable craft beer that is sure to knock your socks off!
New Belgium Brewing
When you visit the New Belgium facility you’ll be able to see a full scale, industrial brewing process, with optional tours to learn more about the brewery’s history. Swing by the taproom and try old favorites along with experimental new releases.
Lexington Avenue Brewery
For a one-of-a-kind brewery experience in Asheville, there is no place better than Lexington Avenue Brewery. The brewmasters are constantly experimenting with new styles allowing for you to taste local favorites as well as their latest creations.
Asheville Brewing Company
With three locations around the city, Asheville Brewing Company is a lively brewpub that service delicious burgers and sandwiches along with their amazing brews.
Burial Beer Company
Settled in the South Slopes District Burial Beer Company’s passion for Asheville shines through in every sip.