Planning Your Perfect Trip To Asheville
Resources for your next great Asheville adventure.
Adventures for the whole family await in Asheville.
Don't miss our guide to the kid-friendly side of Asheville. From family-friendly restaurants and breweries to hikes even the smallest can conquer and attractions fit for the wildest around.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Planning A Trip To Asheville
We recommend spending at least 2 to 3 full days in Asheville. You'll want to plan time for exploring the outdoors, driving on the Blue Ridge Parkway, dining at our restaurants and exploring our local shops. A full 5 days would be even better. That said, if you can only come for a day, come! You'll love it.
If you want to be within walking distance of shops and restaurants, downtown is the place for you. But if you are looking to spend time in nature, check out a short-term cabin rental. Visit our where to stay page for details.
Start with our guide to the perfect first trip to Asheville. It's full of must-see spots, can't-miss eateries and fun adventures.
We recommend having a car in Asheville if you are planning to explore the Blue Ridge Parkway and Pisgah National Forest. If you are planning to stick close to town, though, the hop-on/hop-off trolley is an excellent option. You'll need to arrange transportation from the airport, though and ride-shares aren't the most dependable here.(especially at odd hours.)
Our favorite seasons in Asheville are late spring and early fall. Cool mornings and warm afternoons are typical in mid-May to early June. The trees are lush and the flowers are in bloom. Fall is also beautiful, with the leaves changing and the crisp air. We'd recommend coming before the end of October to catch peak leaf season. Mid-October is awesome! Check our guide to Asheville's seasons for details.