Activities in Asheville

$68 for $195 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Martial Flow

Martial Flow

Asheville

$195 $68

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Hot Yatra Yoga Classes at Anjali Hot Yatra Yoga (Up to 61% Off)

Anjali Hot Yatra Yoga

Biltmore Forest

$99 $49

Instructors guide groups through coordinated breathing techniques and vinyasa flow poses during classes heated to 94-98 degrees

90-Minute Birthday Party, or One Month of Martial Arts Lessons at Croley's Premier Martial Arts (Up to 62% Off)

Croley's Premier Martial Arts

Asheville

$199 $99

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Instructors can teach students self-defense, confidence, and perseverance skills in martial-arts classes

$53 for $150 Worth of CrossFit — CrossFit 828

Crossfit 828

Asheville

$150 $53

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Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Star Lanes - Asheville

$40 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

$45 for $100 Groupon — West Coast Swing Zone

West Coast Swing Zone

Asheville

$100 $45

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Introductory Dog Obedience Lesson with 4 or 8 Bootcamp Classes at Thank Dog! Bootcamp (Up to 75% Off)

Thank Dog! Bootcamp

Asheville

$126 $39

Humans and dogs workout together during 60-minute bootcamps; introductory obedience lesson gets dogs up to speed

Two Aerial Circus-Arts Classes or One-Hour Private Lesson for Up to Two (Up to 53% Off)

Aerial Space

Downtown Asheville

$40 $19

Instructors help their suspended pupils make their way through hanging silks, hoops, or hammocks with grace on trapeze

One or Three Months of Boys and Girls Beginner or Cheer-Tumble Classes at Asheville Gymnastics (Up to 57% Off)

Asheville Gymnastics

Downtown Asheville

$103 $49

Boys and girls build strength and discipline as they learn beginner-friendly techniques on all of the Olympic events

One Annual Family or Patron Membership to Colburn Earth Science Museum (Half Off)

Colburn Earth Science Museum

Downtown Asheville

$50 $25

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Members receive free admission and discounts at a science museum with more than 4,500 mineral specimens, including more than 1,000 gemstones

One-Month Climbing Membership with Equipment for One or Two at Iron Palm Bouldering (Up to 51% Off)

Iron Palm Bouldering

Asheville

$70 $35

Climbers of all ages and skill levels can improve their skills while getting a full-body workout

Afternoon Golf with Cart at The Omni Grove Park Inn (Up to 44% Off). Two Options Available.

The Omni Grove Park Inn

Grove Park- Sunset

$160 $89

Historic course weaves through the flowing foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and has welcomed famous players and President Obama

Eliada's Annual Corn Maze with Corn Cannons and Other Attractions for Two, Four, or Six (Up to 50% Off)

Eliada Foundation - Corn Maze

Asheville

$18 $9

12 acres of corn mazes, tube slides, and hayrides to help raise funds for a nonprofit agency serving needy children and their families

10 Yoga Classes, 60-Day Unlimited Yoga Class Pass, or Yoga Teacher Training at Go Yoga Asheville (Up to $1,000 Off)

Go Yoga Asheville

Downtown Asheville

$120 $29

Classes take place inside a studio with cork and bamboo floors; students can also deepen their practice with teacher training

$19 for One Year of Online Guitar Lessons from Center Stage Guitar Academy ($108 Value)

Center Stage Guitar Academy

Online Deal

$108 $19

Bryan Billhimer leads lessons organized by skill level, covering technique and song learning in high-quality videos shot from many angles

$15 for Two Tickets to Opening Day of Yoga Rocks the Park on Sunday, June 1 ($30 Value)

Yoga Rocks the Park

Pack Square Park - Roger McGuire Green

$30 $15

75-minute group yoga classes combine postures with music and great outdoors

$49 for One Month of Martial-Arts Classes at Tiger Bang's Martial Arts Academy ($250 Value)

Tiger Bang's Martial Arts Academy

Candler

$250 $49

One-month trial of unlimited martial-arts classes; choose from tae kwon do, hap ki do, and tae moo do

$39 for One Month of Unlimited Classes for an Adult or Child at Asheville Sun Soo Tae Kwon Do ($185 Value)

Asheville Sun Soo Tae Kwon Do

Asheville

$185 $39

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One-hour martial-arts classes are separated by age and skill level to help students build technique at their own pace; uniform included

$39 for 10 Yoga, Men's Beginning-Yoga, or Women's Expressive-Dance Classes at Asheville Community Yoga ($100 Value)

Asheville Community Yoga

Woodfin

$100 $39

Donation-based yoga studio's experienced instructors share yoga workouts with students from all walks of life

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Asheville changed drastically in the half-century following 1880. Railroad workers broke through the Appalachian Mountains' natural barrier and connected the city to the world, forever changing its culture and social zeitgeist. Though decades have passed, Brenda Seright Williams still feels the impact of this period, and the tour guide isn't content to let it fade into history. As it says on her website, she believes "the study of those who came before can inspire us to stretch our own limits."

Her Urban Trail walking tours not only explore the 19th century’s Gilded Age but also tiptoe through four other time periods, including the Frontier Period and the Age of String Cheese. Alternatively, Brenda shifts the spotlight to Asheville's pivotal female figures during the aptly named Herstory tours. However, neither of these excursions are cookie-cutter adventures. To weave her stories, Brenda has conducted more than 100 interviews and spent countless hours researching minute details and the correct pronunciation of the word "pioneer."

125 Charlotte St.
Asheville,
North Carolina
US

Alexandra Tait is a Level 2 professional Archery Instructor with USA Archery, has been certified by radKIDS?a children's safety and empowerment organization?and also has over 20 years of experience as a wilderness guide and holistic health and transformation practitioner. She opened an archery academy, named after and inspired by the ancient Greek moon goddess Artemis, and there she teaches traditional archery lessons and leads a women's group that introduces participants to survival skills.

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Asheville,
NC
US

Matthew Altbuch started learning the art of circus performance at the tender age of eight, quickly mastering the unicycle, juggling, and the trapeze. Throughout school, he performed in talent shows, ultimately going on to spend time with the Florida State Flying High Circus after college. Eventually, he realized his passion lay in sharing the circus arts with others, so he founded Aerial Trapeze Academy to carry out his mission of training performers around the world. He now lives his dream, joined by three other teachers as he holds trapeze classes for the next generation of gravity-defiers.

117 Riverside Drive
Asheville,
NC
US

Heralded by Cycle World, American Motorcyclist, and comedian Jay Leno, the Wheels Through Time Museum recently picked up even more exposure on an episode of History Channel's American Pickers. In "The Belly Dance," hosts Mike and Frank come to the museum in need—they've found a rare belly-tank racer, but unless they can get it to run, the find will have cost them more money than it's worth.

That's where museum founder and curator Dale Walksler, automotive enthusiast par excellence, comes in. In 1993, Walksler invited crowds and fellow bike buffs to join in the astonishing details of his obsession: more than 300 rare and historical classic motorcycles amid a collection of tens of thousands of related artifacts. Free from the ghosts of vengeful traffic cops, the double-decker garage resembles a fever-dream cycle showroom gleaming with vintage and contemporary models by Harley Davidson, Indian, and Excelsior, and one-of-a-kind machines that include the handsome Traub. The ahead-of-its-time machine was discovered bricked up inside a Chicago wall in 1967, built by a brilliant designer who apparently never built another bike before or after. Despite dating back to the 1910s, nearly all of the machines can still run—often zooming straight through the 40,000-square-foot museum floor¬—and lecture passersby on four-way intersection etiquette.

62 Vintage Dr
Waynesville,
NC
US

Display cases filled with diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and emeralds are a treat for the eyes at any jeweler's, but at Colburn Earth Science Museum, they dazzle visitors intellectually as well. More than 1,000 cuts from around the world make up the museum's extensive gemstone collection, which guests learn about via a gem-mine replica featuring a faux dynamite charge and gem pockets. The museum's additional exhibits showcase mineral specimens from the museum's collection of more than 4,500, as well as fossil specimens including teeth from a wooly mammoth complete with calcified floss.

Guests can take a more hands-on approach to scientific discovery during the museum's school programs and spring-break camps, which focus on subjects such as fossils, gravity, and space rocks. Voyage deeper into the galaxy during Spaced-Out Saturdays, when a digital spaceship whisks passengers on journeys throughout the solar system. After expeditions, stop by the Museum Gift Shop to pick up your own minerals or crystal-filled, 44-million-year-old geodes that museum staff can crack in half for you during your visit.

2 S Pack Sq
Asheville,
NC
US

Grovewood Cafe could very well be a cottage from a fairytale. Greenery seems bent on overtaking the restaurant and completely surrounds its patio, where whimsical sculptures from Grovewood Gallery pop up from the ground. On the inside, flowers bring color to tables bathed in light from oversized windows. And, like many a Brothers Grimm character, chef and owner Larry Waldrop depends on local farms for sustenance.

Larry believes that the best meals are made from scratch, and without too much help from machinery. He prefers to chop his meat by hand, for instance, rather than use his government-issued butcher robot. His menu of Southern-inspired plates gives credit to several area farms?there's grilled meatloaf from Hickory Nut Gap Farm, pork from Heritage Farms, and chicken breast from Ashley Farms, which arrives encrusted in crunchy walnuts. Every day, there's a special free-range omelet available for lunch. And if you're in the neighborhood on a Sunday morning, stop by for the Grovewood's take on eggs benedict with fried green tomatoes, grilled Sunburst Farm trout, and swiss chard.

111 Grovewood Rd
Asheville,
NC
US