There are lots of great hiking spots just right outside of Asheville. One great place to hike is Mount Mitchell, the highest mountain east of the Mississippi River. You can find lots of great hiking around the Blue Ridge Parkway.
If hiking isn’t your thing take a drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Check out this blog post on some gems we found along the parkway.
You can always find a great festival in or around Asheville. An of course you can’t miss visiting Biltmore Estate!