Things to Do in Asheville NC

Asheville is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States and there is always something happening here. From the fantastic live music scene, to the beautiful natural surroundings, there is something for everyone in this special city.

Asheville Live Music

band playing live musicAsheville Music Hall

The Asheville Music Hall epitomizes the local music scene. This great venue has an excellent schedule of live music all year, and also offers events like weekly trivia and stand up comedy.

Dinner and a show? The Mojo Kitchen & Lounge at the Asheville Music Hall has an awesome menu and draft list.

The Orange Peel

The Orange Peel is funky music and performance art venue in downtown Asheville. This is a great place to see your favorite band because it is easily accessible and is small enough that there isn't a bad seat in the house. Check out the upcoming performances at the Orange Peel.

Asheville Restaurants & Breweries

Asheville has spectacular restaurants and local breweries. Learn more here.

Woman in art galleryAsheville Museums

Thomas Wolfe House

The boyhood home of acclaimed 20th-century author, Thomas Wolfe, immortalized in his novel Look Homeward, Angel.

Carl Sandburg Home

Home of nationally renowned poet, folk singer, and Pulitzer Prize winner Carl Sandburg. The grounds contain the home, pastures, orchard and farm where Sandburg spent the last two decades of his life.

The Smith-McDowell House Museum

Asheville's first mansion and oldest surviving structure. Now undergoing restoration, the Museum’s grounds are an Official Treasured Tree Preserve and were designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. in 1900.

Colburn Earth Science Museum

Downtown across from Pack Square, the Pack Place Center houses the Asheville Art Museum, Diana Wortham Theater, Colburn Earth Science Museum, Health Adventure, and the YMI Cultural Center.


Asheville and the surrounding region of Western North Carolina offer access to some of the best hiking in the country, including Mt. Mitchell which is the highest peak in the east. Check out our Hiking in Asheville and Black Mountain page for more info.