Asheville, North Carolina has some of the most amazing sites and sounds that you can experience. Residences at Biltmore all-suite hotel is conveniently located near many fascinating things to do, and places to visit. On this page you can find some fantastic activities, events, and famous sites you don’t want to miss. If you’d like to know more about any of these great opportunities, or schedule a reservation or tour, our free concierge service can handle all of that for you!
aSHEville Museum – the first women’s cultural museum in the Southeast. Open 7 days a week.
Estes-Winn Antique Car Museum
Estes-Winn Antique Car Museum is open April-December, Monday-Saturday 10 AM-5 PM, and Sunday 11 AM-5 PM.
The Asheville Art Museum
The Asheville Art Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM–5 PM and Sunday from 1–5 PM. Admission is $8 for adults and $7 for seniors, students with ID and for children ages 4-17.
Asheville Urban Trail
If you love art and history, you don’t want to miss walking Asheville’s Urban Trail, a 1.7 mile walking tour through the streets of downtown Asheville. Asheville’s history and past are told through 30 stops, each with public sculpture which function as landmarks.
Asheville Food Tours
Asheville has a plethora of specialty restaurants who have many awards. This walking tour is perfect for foodie in all of us. On this tour you will visit up to 7 different unique restaurants and shops in downtown Asheville.
LaZoom Bus Tours
Are you looking for a wacky ride around the city? The LaZoom bus tours are an entertaining way to learn the history of downtown Asheville. From comedic downtown tours to late night ghost tours, this company has a little something for everyone.
Amazing Pubcycle of Asheville
Cycle around town on a mobile pub. That’s right you can enjoy a refreshing beer while seeing the sites of Downtown Asheville. This is a BYOB tour and our concierge is happy to schedule your tour.
Whetheryou enjoy strolling through gardens, exploring exhibits, enriching your mind or hiking and biking, the Arboretum offers activities for all ages $12 per car.
UNC Botanical Gardens
Looking for a beautiful spot for a leisurely stroll to enjoy nature in the middle of the city? Go to the Botanical Gardens of Asheville, located just two miles from downtown, located at the University of North Carolina in Asheville.
River Arts District
The River Arts District, located just a few miles from downtown, is home to 185 artists in 25 buildings creating a variety of art for all tastes. 242 Clingman Avenue is a good general address with which to start, then follow the River Arts signs.
WNC Nature Center
Exhibiting over 60 species of animals native to Southern Appalachia. Exhibits include: Appalachian Station – which highlights the diversity of the Smoky Mountains; Appalachian Predators – Life on the Edge which features red and gray wolves, bobcats, cougars and coyotes; The North Carolina Farm – featuring domestic animals commonly found on Appalachian Farms; and the popular Life Underground exhibit Adults – $8 Children – $4
The Biltmore Estate
Admission to the Biltmore includes a self-guided tour of the house and gardens, the Antler Hill village that features a winery, the Biltmore legacy, and Village Green. Then venture to the 8,000 acre backyard with outdoor activities, shopping and restaurants. Be sure to ask our concierge about discount tickets.
Pink Beds Loop (5 miles)
This easy hike loops you around a unique, flat, high-elevation valley.
Black Balsam Knob/Shining Rock Wilderness (Seasonal)
(1.2 miles to first peak, with options to go 10+ miles) Blue Ridge Parkway, mile 420. Hike across spectacular mountain balds. These treeless mountaintops in the Pisgah National Forest, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, offer sweeping views and alpine-like appearance. Hike out three miles without dropping back into the trees.
Dupont State Forest Waterfalls Tour Hike (from .6 to 6 miles)
On this hike, you’ll visit up to 5 of the 6 major waterfalls in Dupont State Forest. It starts as an easy path to some of the most spectacular waterfalls in the area: Hooker, Triple, and High Falls. Covered picnic shelters with views of the falls make for excellent family outing possibilities. If you wish to continue to Grassy Creek and Bridal Veil Falls, this will become a moderate hike.
Craggy Pinnacle (Seasonal)
Take a short hike with huge rewards of the best mountain views. It’s only a 1.6-mile roundtrip hike to the top of the 5,892-foot summit at Craggy Gardens. The exceptional panoramic 360-degree views are hard to beat.
Looking Glass Falls
Kid friendly and wheelchair accessible to the upper view. If you are in the area and only have time for 1 quick waterfall, this would be the one to go to.
A 60′ natural rock slide with a 6-7 foot deep pool at the base. This is the perfect activity for kids and adults.
Green River Adventures
Green River Adventures offers whitewater rafting for both beginners and enthusiast. They will also guide you on some amazing hikes and can teach you how to rappel down a waterfall! There are so many activities to choose from that you may have a tough time deciding what to do.
The Gorge Zip Line
Looking for the ultimate mountain adventure? Try zip lining through the tree tops for a unique view of the rolling land.
Blue Ridge Parkway
Only a seven minute drive from The Residences at Biltmore, the Blue Ridge Parkway is a historical scenic highway. The parkway has the perfect backdrop for family photos with mountain views as far as the eye can see. This setting is especially beautiful in the Fall during the changing of the leaves.