Discover Downtown Asheville
Eclectic, vibrant, bustling, edgy, funky. All words used to describe Downtown Asheville. What word would you use? Discover your own definition when you visit Downtown Asheville
Our streets are lined with locally-owned shops and boutiques, perfect for picking up a unique keepsake or handmade gift. More than 30 galleries showcase our region’s art and artisans, and a fun mix of museums, attractions and tours delve into downtown’s history and heritage.
Nearly 100 restaurants, coffeeshops and cafes serve up every flavor imaginable, many sourcing produce and meat from area farmers. Nine craft breweries put us on the map as Beer City USA and on Yahoo’s list of “10 best vacation cities for beer lovers.”
The city’s energy doesn’t fade when the sun goes down. Catch a show at a local club, enjoy a handcrafted brew or specialty drink, stop by the Friday Night Drum Circle or check out one of the many unique festivals happening almost any given weekend.
Art Deco, Beaux Arts and Neoclassical architecture, set against the beauty of the Appalachian Mountains, provides the perfect backdrop for a mountain town with as much personality as the people who live here.
For more visitor information, visit the Romantic Asheville Travel Guide, a 500-page online vacation guide to Asheville and the Western North Carolina mountains, or the Asheville Convention and Visitors Bureau.