Local Attractions

As an IMPS 2016 attendee, you will experience one of America’s most vibrant places. Asheville blends big city sophistication with mountain quaintness unlike any place in the country. The Asheville area boasts a thriving arts community, diverse outdoor adventures, a vibrant and inviting downtown, numerous historic attractions and amazing food.

It is no exaggeration when we say you will be 15 minutes from just about every experience imaginable. America’s largest home, Biltmorescenic vistas that leave you speechless, more than 250 independent restaurants, a nationally recognized craft brew scene, outdoor adventures that rock and an irresistible energy you'll remember.

We hope you’ll join us and experience the beauty and fun for yourself! Check out ExploreAsheville.com to plan your trip - we have inspirationideas, and a digital travel guide to help with your itinerary. Connect before you travel and get insider tips on ways to make the most of your time in the mountains:

Follow @VisitAsheville and @Foodtopia on Twitter
Stay up-to-date with the Explore Asheville blog
Like Asheville on Facebook
Follow @VisitAsheville on Instagram

You will be amazed at everything Asheville has to offer. In fact, plan on staying an extra day or two to explore.


What to See and Do in Asheville

What not to miss in 2016 in Asheville: See here.

Local Event Calendar: Live music, art, and food events. Check out a guide to Asheville's Nightlife here.

Local Tours and Attractions: See Asheville on foot, trolley, or zipline! Check out Historic Tours, including Musical History, and Brewery, Winery, and Distillery ToursThere are many discount coupon options and budget-friendly and free options.

Hiking and Outdoor Adventures are readily available nearby, with many great options for Summer fun.

Shops in Asheville showcase a variety of local and national brands.


What's on Our "Must See and Do" List in Asheville