Asheville NC Top 5 Cool things To Do in Town!

Downtown Asheville Highlights!!

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La Zoom!!!  Jerersalem Garden Downtown across from the drum circle/pritchard parkAsheville Toursist baseball!Downtown Asheville's newest feature!  Splashville! Photo by Jim White  Downtown Asheville's beautiful skyline!
La Zoom!!!
La Zoom!!!
Jerersalem Garden Downtown across from the drum circle/pritchard park
Jerersalem Garden Downtown across from the drum circle/pritchard park
Asheville Toursist baseball!
Asheville Toursist baseball!
Downtown Asheville's newest feature!  Splashville! Photo by Jim White
Downtown Asheville's newest feature! Splashville! Photo by Jim White
Downtown Asheville's beautiful skyline!
Downtown Asheville's beautiful skyline!

Asheville Friday Night drum circle

Shindig on the Green!

Fun Things to do in Asheville NC

"Hey what is up in Asheville?" My sister and I were at Carrier Park on Amboy road just a few blocks from our West Asheville homes. A group of twenty somethings were tossing a frisbee around. The frisbee landed near my sister and as she picked it up and tossed it back one of the guys asked that question. The guy explained that he and his friends were visiting from out of town for a wedding, they would be here for a few days. I replied that there is a TON of cool things to do on a weekend trip to Asheville it just depended on what you like.

21 and up Crowd: Got Beer? This year Asheville was voted Beer City USA!! We have a dozen or so amazing breweries within a 10 mile radius of the city! Check a few out or better yet sign up for a "Brews Cruise" You meet at a downtown brewery and a van picks you up and carts your soon to be drunken ass all over town visiting the brewpubs that make our place famous!! This cruise will save you time, you can leave the map at home and forgo a nasty DUI charge all in one day! http://www.brewscruise.com/ Stay tuned because beer city is going to get even more attention! New Belgium Brewery is quite literally moving in across the street from me! I asked them to put a zip line in from my back deck to their rooftop bar but so far they have not commented!

Young and Old: Wandering downtown and the kids are losing it?? Splashville! This new attraction is located right in front of the Courthouse. This feature is also right next to the new Pack's Tavern. A really good place to eat and have a cold one on the outdoor patio while watching the kiddies splash and play! There is also lots of green space to throw frisbee. During the summer the lawn behind Splashville hosts Shin Dig on the Green! Bring your lawn chairs and get ready to dance. Local blue grass bands from all over the mountains join up for a good ole' time for the kids and old timers alike Bonus alert-it is totally free! See videos below!

Total Asheville Expeirience: When the weather warms up Pritchard Park right in the heart of downtown comes alive every Friday night around 7pm! Bring your drums, tambourines or just yourself and be immersed in vibe and percussion! This is a must see for everyone from all walks of life.. Dreadlocks are not a requirement I promise!! Check out the video below! The drum circle was a favorite of my son since he was 18 months old! If you get hungry skip the lines at all the popular eateries and scroll across the street to Jerusalem Garden! Rarely is there a wait and the food is unreal plus they have fabulous turkish coffee and belly dancers! http://www.jerusalemgardencafe.com/

You would be crazy to miss it!: One word, La Zoom!! Get on the bus for the most exciting tour of Asheville.. A giant art deco purple bio-diesel fueled ride of your life! I cannot tell you too much but make sure you pee before you leave because you will laugh so hard you will cry! There is nothing like this tour anywhere! Local couple Jim and Jen founded La Zoom as an alternative to the popular Trolley tours of Asheville that are quite nice yet benign all the same! Grab a bottle of vino or some beers and hop on the bus! Tickets are available at a booth downtown or at The Lazoom website http://www.lazoomtours.com/.

activity do to in Asheville is to catch The Asheville Tourists Thirsty Thursday Home game. Check their schedule online but try to go on a Thursday. Beers and Soda are just a buck!! It is a relaxing way to spend an evening and the kids love it!! Tickets are cheap too. Click here for the tourists website Bonus alert: Wild Wings Cafe is across the street with an after party and live music!

Get Outside! While your visiting be sure to stop and hug a tree! There are many trails for hiking, biking, dog walking, bird watching or just napping in and around Asheville, Bent Creek is 20 min from downtown and is a Mountain Bikers Dream! Go past the Hardtimes parking area onto the dirt road about 1/2 mile for more quiet trails and easier parking. Keep a cellphone with your, even the locals still get lost! The NC Botanical Gardens is within city limits and is a great spot for a picnic. If you want to take the kids to a laid back fun place where they can stretch their legs and pet some goats the WNC Nature Center is another great pick!

Take me out to the Ball Game! The Asheville Tourists just revamped and rebranded the team, the stadium and now offer an awesome line up for everyone! Catch a Thirsty Thursday Home game. Check their schedule online but try to go on a Thursday. Beers and Soda are just a buck!! It is a relaxing way to spend an evening! Or catch a Sunday afternoon home game! Kids love it they can meet The Moonshiner and Teddy the Tourist plus get to run around the bases after the game!! Tickets are cheap too. Click here for the tourists website Bonus alert: Wild Wings Cafe is across the street with an after party and live music!

Please add any other must see, must do, must drink or must anything in Asheville!


Cheers!




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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

Looks like a fun place to stay - lots of dancing and rhythm.


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ecomama 6 years ago from NC Author

Lots of fun!! I highly recommend visiting!


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Fullerman5000 6 years ago from Louisiana, USA

i am planning on moving there hopefully as early as next year. it seems like a wonderful place to dwell and seems like there is a lot to do. Thanks for this hub.


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GreenMtnRealty 5 years ago from Asheville North Carolina

Pritchard Park and the drum circle is a must see if you visit the Asheville area. The nightly and weekend vibe in downtown Asheville will make you move here immediately.


ecomama 5 years ago

Don't forget to visit the River Arts District and West Asheville for more interesting shops, galleries and restaurants!


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ecomama 5 years ago from NC Author

Studio Stroll THIS weekend! Don't miss it!


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ecomama 5 years ago from NC Author

Asheville's newest popular hangout is Bywater! Check it out!


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CMENYART1 4 years ago from North Cackalackie

We make the trip from Wilmington to Asheville as often as we can! Wife's family lives just north in Canton, so we usually get there a few times a year. That I-240 is killer though...MAN those hippies can drive! lol


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ecomama 4 years ago from NC Author

Ha! CMENYART1 are you sure it isn't the crazy tourists driving? he he


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CMENYART1 4 years ago from North Cackalackie

Yeah, quite a good chance of that, actually. I go from road rage to scared driver in A-ville and probably disrupt the flow. Lol


Dmarie 4 years ago

Biltmore mansion-come on guys, ya gotta at least mention it;)


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ecomama 4 years ago from NC Author

You just did. Thanks!


jcpotter 22 months ago

The free drum circle event sounds interesting. I wasn't too familiar with drum circles but this site helped explain it to me - http://www.djembelessons.com/drum-circles.

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