Discover Asheville, NC
Nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville is a beautiful, bustling city bursting with entertainment and recreation options.
Lauded by Forbes Travel Guide, Travel + Leisure, Trip Advisor, National Geographic Traveler and more as one of America’s best vacation spots and places to live, you’ll never lack for things to do when you’re out of the classroom.
Downtown Asheville offers a vibrant, walkable entertainment hub with a variety of boutique shops and an eclectic mix of eateries. Rich in culture, art and music aficionados can find their happy place with plenty of performing arts venues, art galleries, intimate music halls, and live music in the streets.
Foodies will love the Asheville food scene, playfully referred to as”Foodtopia.” From restaurants to farmers markets to culinary adventures and experiences, here you can find the flavors and experience that will delight your taste buds and satisfy all your cravings.
If you’re in the mood for adventure, the surrounding Blue Ridge mountains just a short drive from campus are the perfect destination. Enjoy the breathtaking views as you hike or bike along the mountainous trails, go waterfall hunting and dip your toes in the cold, fresh water after your journey, go fly fishing and catch a mountain trout or small mouth bass, feel the rush as you zip line above the forest canopy, or enjoy an exhilarating whitewater rafting experience.
Prefer a more leisurely outdoor experience? Explore the meandering trails at the North Carolina Arboretum or Botanical Gardens of Asheville.
Or, spend a day visiting iconic landmarks like the Biltmore House and Biltmore Village or the Grove Park Inn.
No matter where your interests lie, Asheville offers something fun for everyone.