Hendersonville And Flat Rock Travel Guides

White brunette woman with long hair in pink and black flowering dress sitting on stairs labeled with book spines at The Book And Bee Cafe and Tea in Hendersonville NC

Why Visit Hendersonville?

Known as “Apple Alley,” Hendersonville, North Carolina is one of our favorite fall destinations near Asheville. About 45 minutes from AVL by car, this happening Western North Carolina city is full of breweries, coffee shops, hiking trails, museums, and the region’s top wineries. Lunch in a book-themed tearoom. Wine and mead taste on a mountain. Pick apples, get lost in a corn maze, and eat at some of the most unique restaurants around. Then, sit in an old-school airplane, and see where Katniss found Peeta hiding in The Hunger Games.

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Top Area Events

  • BLUE GHOST FIREFLIES – From mid-May to mid-June, catch these unique fireflies around DuPont State Forest. These lightning bugs glow instead of flash.
  • NC APPLE FESTIVAL – On Labor Day weekend, enjoy the largest apple festival in the state with apple treats, arts & crafts, food, and free entertainment.
  • HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS – From the end of November through New Year’s Day, get in the holiday spirit with performances at the Flat Rock Playhouse, visits with Santa, carriage rides, and their popular Peppermint Bear Scavenger Hunt.

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Stepps Hillcrest Orchard in Hendersonville Apple Picking with two white brunette women and two white brunette men in orchard and holding picked apples with box full of apples too

Favorite Apple Orchard: Stepp’s Hillcrest

  • FEATURES: U-pick apples and grapes, sunflowers, corn maze, country store, pumpkins, and cider apples
  • PRICE RANGE: $ – $$
  • SEASONAL HOURS: Mid-August to end of October
  • ADDRESS: 170 Stepp Orchard Dr, Hendersonville, NC 28792
  • WEBSITE: https://steppapples.com/

Favorite Museum: WNC Air Museum

  • ON DISPLAY: Learn about the region’s aviation history, sit in a plane, and see vintage planes from WWII
  • COST: Free
  • ADDRESS: 1340 E Gilbert St, Hendersonville, NC 28792
  • WEBSITE: http://www.westernnorthcarolinaairmuseum.com/
Tom, a white brunette male in purple coat sitting in an older war plane at the Western North Carolina Air Museum in Hendersonville, NC

Food & Drink

White brunette woman drinking red wine on a grassy green hill with snack box at Stone Ashe Vineyards in Hendersonville NC

Favorite Winery: Stone Ashe Vineyard

  • WINES: Riesling, Chardonnay-Chablis, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Davenport, and Coppedge Hill
  • RESERVATIONS: Kindly recommended for tastings; 21+ winery
  • ADDRESS: 736 Green Mountain Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28792
  • WEBSITE: https://www.stoneashevineyards.com/

Favorite Restaurant: Umi Sushi

  • CUISINE: Best sushi in Western North Carolina
  • COST: $$ – $$$
  • FAMILY-FRIENDLY: Yes; outdoor seating
  • ADDRESS: 633 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC 28792
  • WEBSITE: https://www.umihendersonville.com/
Umi Sushi near Asheville with tuna and salmon sushi rolls and salad

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More Hendersonville, North Carolina Resources

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