Things To Do In Asheville
The Grove Park Spa
Planning to do some glamorous camping in Asheville and wondering what there is to do while you are here? There is no shortage of activities and we have listed a few of our favorites below. We also send our glamping guests a full guide to Asheville to help plan your trip! In our Asheville glamping guide; we include our favorite places to eat, drink, see music, and get outside!
Feel free to browse the subtitiles above by mousing over the "Things to do" button to see more. Here is a list of the 10 most popular things to do in Asheville. More activities are included in our guest guide.
1. Biltmore Estate was built in 1895, is the most famous symbol of Asheville, and must be seen! How can you come glamping in Asheville and not want to visit "America's Largest House"? Plan to spend the entire day though...those tickets are pricey.
2. Blue Ridge Parkway winds south of the city and offers panoramic views of the Smoky Mountains and many hiking opportunities.
3. Locally owned: Asheville is prized for its non-chain establishments downtown, as shown by the sign in each window that says Go Local. Support Asheville businesses and buy local products. Chain Free :-)
4. Take a tour. Visit the Chamber of Commerce. Segway tours run daily...but our favorite tours in Asheville are on the La Zoom big purple bus!
5. Grove Park Inn Spa luxury at its best in the historic Grove Park. The spa is considered one of the best 10 in the U.S. I've only shelled out the bucks to go once ($100 per person to spend the day in the spa) but it was worth it (you can listen to music under water!) The main building, with its stone facade resembles the early 1900 lodges.
6. Go Glamping! (nuff said).
7. Gallery crawl. Downtown is full of art galleries, and you can find many artist studios in the River Arts District, which is just 3 miles from both of our properties!
8. Visit some great microbreweries: Highland Brewing, French Broad Brewery, Asheville Pizza and Brewing. See our "beer city usa" page for a full list of breweries and the brewery map.
9. Eat! The wide variety of options can overwhelm you, but some sites are remarkable, including Zambra on Walnut St. (Spanish tapas).
10. Biltmore Village is a planned community over 100 years old filled with stores, restaurants and galleries.