What to do in Ashville

Discover Asheville Area Attractions

Asheville, NC is thriving with local attractions, events, and exciting activities to discover all year long. The Renaissance Asheville is centrally located in the heart of downtown Asheville making it easy for guests to immerse themselves in the city's vibrant culture. Whether you prefer taking in the stunning scenery on a thrilling whitewater rafting trip or enjoying a live musical performance at the Diana Wortham Theatre, there are activities in Asheville that are sure to please everyone in your group.

Asheville music scene

Asheville Music Scene

The Asheville music scene is teeming with talent and is one of the top cities to catch a performance. From U.S. Cellular Stadium, to the Diana Wortham Theatre, to our very own live music performances every Thursday, Asheville is a music mecca!

Why We Love It:
Rated one of the top music cities in the country, there is always a concert or event for every type of music fan!

Wildwater Rafting

Wildwater Rafting

Outdoor enthusiasts will love zipping down the river on a thrilling whitewater rafting tour. Wildwater Rafting offers whitewater rafting tours down the Chattooga, Ocoee, Nantahala, and Pigeon Rivers. Featuring canopy tours, kayaking, and canoe rentals, Jeep® excursions, and more, Wildwater Rafting offers a variety of activities that are sure to please every adventure seeker in your group.

Why We Love It:
There’s no better way to experience the breathtaking Asheville scenery than by spending a day whitewater rafting or kayaking on our beautiful rivers and lakes.

Blue Ridge Pakway in Asheville North Carolina

Blue Ridge Parkway

Take a drive down Blue Ridge Parkway and discover what makes it America’s favorite drive. As you cruise down the 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway, you will enjoy sweeping views plus lots of fun recreational activities including camping, hiking, golfing, fishing, and much more.

Why We Love It:
We can’t tell you why we love Blue Ridge Parkway – you’ll have to let the breathtaking scenery speak for itself!

Asheville Brews Cruise

Asheville Brews Cruise

Beer enthusiasts will love the Asheville Brews Cruise! These walking and mobile tours bring taste testers to 3-4 different Asheville breweries where groups get to sample 15-16 four ounce beers. Attendees will learn all about the beer brewing process and why the city of Asheville has been deemed "Beer City USA."

Why We Love It:
Even people following gluten free diets can enjoy the "No Brews" specialty tour, featuring cider, mead, and wine!



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