Whether you are in town for a week or just a few days, don’t miss our specialized itineraries. Plus, find day trips from Asheville featuring some of our favorite nearby cities and towns.
Are you looking to plan the best Asheville, NC vacation? Find Asheville itineraries perfect for both short and long-term visits plus day trips outside of the city.
With so many day trip options available from Asheville, how do you choose? We've picked our favorite Asheville day trips, including hikes, drives, wine, and waterfalls.
Less than 30-minutes away from downtown Asheville, visit gorgeous Black Mountain. Stroll around Lake Tomahawk or grab lunch downtown. Don't miss Black Mountain's happening boozy scene, too.
About 45-minutes away, don’t miss Hendersonville, NC. Hike waterfalls, wine taste at WNC's best wineries, get lost in a corn maze at the seasonal apple orchards, and explore a vibrant and historic downtown. DuPont Forest is nearby.
Located directly north of Asheville, head to Weaverville for food, drinks, and nature walks. Uncover why this smaller town is a great option to escape the crowds.
Where To Stay In Asheville
If you want to stay in Asheville, NC, don’t miss these downtown hotels, famous resorts, and quaint Bed and breakfasts.
If you only have a short time to spend in Asheville, these itineraries are for you.
Headed To Asheville but only have a day or so to enjoy the sights? Don’t worry: we got you! This Asheville itinerary is perfect if you only have 36-hours to spend in AVL. See what we think are Asheville musts like Biltmore, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and BEER.
Bibliotourism runs strong here in Asheville. If you are looking for the perfect AVL itinerary for book lovers, don’t miss this post with bookstores, bookish bars, the Thomas Wolfe Memorial, and so much more. We’ll also share famous Asheville authors and books set in North Carolina.
Seasonal Asheville Itineraries And Planning
It’s no secret that Asheville celebrates a gorgeous fall season. Leaf chasers flock from all over the States to see the vibrant mountain foliage paired with cascading waterfalls. In fact, fall is so big here, we have multiple posts to help you trip plan. Find our Asheville fall bucket list, gorgeous foliage hikes near AVL, the best apple orchards, and everything you need to know about Asheville in the fall.
Headed to Asheville, NC this winter? Don’t miss our favorite Asheville winter activities and events. We’ll share more information about a Biltmore Christmas along with where you can see holiday light displays, drink seasonal cocktails, warm up by the fire, and even judge a gingerbread house competition. Plus, don’t forget those winter hikes, waterfalls, and sports.