Things To Do In Asheville

50% Off Five-Day Kids' Robotics Camp

Multiple Locations

$199.95 $99

Instructors teach the fundamentals of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with challenging robot kits

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

AMF 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

Up to 61% Off Hot Yatra Yoga Classes

Biltmore Forest

$99 $49

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

Up to 51% Off a Membership at The Rush Fitness

Multiple Locations

$59 $29

Membership includes access to indoor pool and rows of cardio equipment, as well as group fitness classes, such as yoga, Zumba, and spinning

Up to 62% Off Karate Birthday Party or Martial Arts Lessons

Asheville

$199 $99

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

55% Off

Asheville

$100 $45

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 63% Off Intro Course at Summit CrossFit

Asheville

$200 $79

Squats, presses, dead lifts, and other functional movements all get incorporated into CrossFit's intense workouts of the day

50% Off

Asheville

$40 $20

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

80% Off at 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

Up to 75% Off Dog and Human Bootcamp

Asheville

$126 $39

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

Up to 51% Off Private Horseback-Riding Lessons

West Asheville

$50 $25

Instructors emphasize effective communication during lessons detailing riding techniques and ongoing horse care

87% Off Boot-Camp Classes at O3 Health And Fitness

Asheville

$218 $29

After a health assessment, exercisers are free to take an unlimited number of fitness-enhancing boot-camp classes

79% Off at 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

Half Off Colburn Earth Science Museum Memberships

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

69% Off Ballroom-Dancing Lesson Package

Asheville Ballroom

$80 $25

Experienced instructors tailor lessons to individual learning methods to train students in waltz, foxtrot, swing, and salsa

Up to 53% Off Aerial Circus-Arts Classes 

Asheville

$34 $16

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

61% Off Yoga or Expressive-Dance Classes

Woodfin

$100 $39

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

Up to 50% Off Historic Hendersonville Trolley Tour

Multiple Locations

$40 $22

Tour guide fascinates guests with little know facts about city landmarks, locations, and odd occurrences throughout history

50% Off an Escorted Wine Tour and Dinner

Hendersonville

$159 $79

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Expert guides lead guests through three to four wineries' scenic vineyards; patrons taste wines and enjoy a full catered dinner

Up to 54% Off Ballroom Dancing Lessons

Fletcher

$50 $25

Groups of four are instructed in lessons that cover a variety of ballroom dance rhythms, including waltz, tango, and swing

Up to 55% Off Aquarium Visit or Membership

Hendersonville

$6 $3

Aquarium housing sharks and blue-spotted stingrays features entertaining and educational interactive activities

Up to 57% Off Lessons at Jessica's Piano Studio

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

Owner draws from bachelor's in piano pedagogy and master’s in elementary education to give students comprehensive music instruction

Up to 45% Off Wine or Craft Beer Tasting for Two

Greer

$20 $11

Connoisseurs host regular tastings of from local wineries and breweries, enhanced with weekend karaoke on weekends and family-oriented games

Up to 45% Off Golf at Greer Country Club

Highland

$62 $37

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Hilly, tree-lined course presents relatively narrow, bermuda-grass fairways and small, bent-grass greens

Up to 63% Off Personal-Training Packages

Powerhouse Gym

$79 $29

Personal-training sessions build strength, burn fat, and rely on intense intervals designed to speed up the metabolism

Up to 57% Off Zipline Tour for Two in Morganton

Morganton

$138 $59

Course with multiple ziplines, rope bridges & tunnels; 32-foot climbing tower; & 50-foot-high educational treehouses

Up to 58% Off at Mimosa Hills Golf and Country Club

Morganton

$86 $39

Players head out for 18-hole rounds of golf on a course designed by the renowned Donald Ross

50% Off Bike Rentals from Reedy Rides

Downtown

$30 $15

Rent a bike to explore Greenville and its surroundings at your own pace

Up to 50% Off Two-Hour Segway Tour

Downtown Greenville

$130 $67.99

Segway tours glide through the city's historic West End and Falls Park

46% Off Martial Arts

Greenville

$90 $49

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 61% Off Dance Classes

Multiple Locations

$60 $25

Classes for adults and children include ballet, clogging, tap, and jazz

70% Off Classes at It's Yoga! Studio Inc.

Halton Business Park

$130 $39

Classes are scheduled Monday–Friday and include Vinyasa flow, Amrit yoga, and beginner courses

Up to 84% Off at 4Balance Fitness

Mauldin

$300 $49

Group workouts supply kettlebells, jump ropes, and sledgehammers for functional-training exercises

75% Off Boot Camp at KD Workout

Greenville

$160 $40

Boot camp made up of customizable, fundamental bodyweight exercises

50% Off Bootcamp Classes

Falls Park

$10 $5

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Half Off Kickboxing Sessions at 3D Fitness

Greenville

$30 $14.99

Students burn calories and build muscle during high-energy kickboxing sessions, and a meal plan helps keep them on the path to health

Up to 61% Off Shooting-Range Packages

Greenville

$55 $28.75

Air-conditioned range at an outfitter staffed by experts in all manner of firearms

Up to 67% Off Martial Arts Lessons

Eastside

$89 $29

Expert instructors lead students of all levels through martial arts lessons

Up to 52% Off Basketball Training for Kids or Teens

Greenville

$155 $74

Trainers keep up-to-date on the latest teaching methods to help both beginner and experienced players improve their basketball skills

Up to 60% Off Martial-Arts Camp or Classes

Greenville

$194 $79

Kids get a respite from winter blues over the holidays with a martial-arts camp; classes teach kids and adults aspects of judo and karate

Up to 80% Off at Distinct CrossFit

Greenville

$100 $20

Certified coaches challenge exercisers in demanding CrossFit classes, tailoring workouts to individual fitness levels

50% Off Shooting-Range Package for Two

Greenville

$56 $28

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Indoor facility with eight 15-yard pistol lanes and five 25-yard rifle lanes; certified instructors oversee the range

Up to 56% Off a Haunted Pub Crawl

Pettigru Street Area

$20 $10

Guide leads tour-goers inside several haunted watering holes to have a few drinks and listen to stories of violence and mayhem

Up to 66% Off from Yoga Bug

Greenville

$100 $39

Vinyasa-flow yoga classes focus on connecting breaths to moves such as sun salutations and gentle stretching

53% Off Dance Classes at Fred Astaire Dance Studio

Eastside

$40 $19

Beginners set their second left foot right with classes that cover ballroom, Latin, and swing; wedding consult preps couples for first dance

Up to 55% Off at The Salvation Army Kroc Center, Greenville

Greenville

$120 $59

Work out in the fitness center and group classes, swim in the aquatics center, and play tennis and basketball with all-access pass

55% Off

Easley

$100 $45

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Half Off Inner-Tube or Paddleboat Rentals

Easley East

$50 $25

Duos leisurely float down the river inside rented inter tubes or paddleboats

Up to 57% Off at Saluda River Archery

Indoor Range

$80 $39

Instructors teach visitors how to hold and aim compound bows, and then let them shoot on one of the indoor course's 15 lanes

Up to 52% Off at The Skate Place

Powdersville-Piedmont

$21.50 $11

Roller skaters of all ages have fun during open skate sessions or parties that include skate rental, pizza, and drinks

Up to 50% Off Distillery-Tour Packages

Powdersville

$20 $11

Craft distillers show off the hybrid still they use to make whiskey from wheat, not corn; each tour comes with a choice of souvenirs

39% Off Summer Camp at Glendale Outdoor Leadership School

Spartanburg

$325 $199

Kids climb a rock wall, mountain bike, hike, swim, kayak, create crafts, and tackle the High and Low Challenge Course

Up to 55% Off Rock Climbing at Climb Upstate

Spartanburg

$32 $16

All-day access and a full suite of equipment support climbers across an indoor cave with a 40 ft. roof and a 45-degree bouldering wall

Up to 51% Off Yoga Boot Camp at Yoga A Gogo

Spartanburg

$50 $25

Yoga boot-camp classes challenge students of all fitness levels with power-flow postures that focus on building core strength

Up to 76% Off CrossFit at Upstate CrossFit

Mauldin

$175 $49

Instructors change up classes on a daily basis to help engage participants and push them to become faster and more powerful

50% Off from Skydive Smoky Mountains

Morristown

$298 $149

Adventurers safely strapped to experienced divers plummet from heights of up to 9,500 ft.; exhilarating free falls captured on video

Up to 46% Off a Zipline Adventure

10

$89 $49

Six ziplines carry riders and safety-conscious guides through majestic views at 40–250 feet above ground in shadow of Great Smoky Mountains

Up to 46% Off Artistic Equestrian Dance

The Sablé Theater

$27.99 $15

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An artist creates scenes in sand that come to life on stage with the help of trick-riders and dancers

Up to 52% Off Horseback Riding

Sevierville

$60 $29

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Trail rides overlook the Cherokee Valley with views of the Smoky Mountains and Lake Douglas; parties include hot dogs and marshmallows

Up to Half Off at Flyaway Indoor Skydiving

Pigeon Forge

$84 $42

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An indoor, wind-powered skydiving simulator allows for sessions lasting up to three times longer than outdoor freefalls

60% Off Cave Exploration

Cosby

$300 $120

Experienced guides lead groups of up to 30 on full- or half-day tours of an underground cave

44% Off at Reems Creek Golf Course

Reems Creek Golf Club

$52 $29

Eighteen-hole golf course inspired by the Scottish Highlands features numerous sand bunkers and punishing water hazards

50% Off Tandem Hang-Gliding

Kings Creek

$230 $119

Take in bird’s-eye views soaring high above the earth during tandem hang-gliding flight

Up to 48% Off at Fox Run Country Club

Simpsonville

$80 $49

6,556-yard course suitable for golfers of all skill levels

Up to 50% Off Shooting-Range Visits

Simpsonville

$56 $28.75

Indoor range with 15- and 20-yard lanes; rentals include brands such as Glock, Smith & Wesson, and Beretta

56% Off Summer Overnight Camp at Camp Blue Ridge

Mountain City

$2,500 $1,099

Kids choose their own schedule at this overnight camp, with dozens of art-, sports-, and skill-based activities to choose from

Up to 53% Off Golf with Cart Rental

Pendleton

$36 $18

Nine-hole course characterized by bermuda grass and mature trees gives beginners great place to take up the game

Up to 65% Off Pontoon Rental

Lake Hartwell

$169 $69

Explore Lake Hartwell's 1,000-mile shoreline on an 18-foot or 28-foot pontoon, complete with cozy seating

Sky Valley Zip Tours – Up to 56% Off Ziplining

Blowing Rock

$158 $69

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Ten zip lines soar through one-mile course at elevations of up to 300 ft. for panoramic views on mountain zipline tour

Up to 54% Off River Tubing

Todd

$40 $21

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Groups of aqueous adventurers float along the peaceful waters of New River atop new tubes with built-in headrests

Up to 51% Off Rock Climbing for One or Four

Boone

$19.95 $10

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Guests scramble up an outdoor climbing tower outfitted in a harness, helmet, and climbing shoes, while instructed from the ground by staff

Up to 50% Off Drive-Thru Safari and Petting Zoo Park

Strawberry Plains

$18 $9

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Cars of visitors explore the 160-acre park with 700+ exotic animals such as zebras and emus before heading over to the petting zoo

Up to 84% Off Dance Lessons

Hickory

$160 $29

Instructors lead one or two students of all experience levels through private lessons in a variety of styles

Up to 53% Off at Lunar Mini Golf

Hickory, NC

$16 $8

Black-lit mini golf course decorated with luminous animals and aliens

Up to 31% Off a Dragster Experience

Multiple Locations

$169 $119

Dragster creates g-force as drivers accelerate to speeds of 100+ mph during ride-alongs or self-piloted adventures

Up to 71% Off Independent Training

Anderson

$35 $14

Trainers who have personally met significant weight-loss goals evaluate individuals' fitness levels before designing exercise programs

50% Off Airsoft Outing

Anderson

$50 $25

Players suit up with a rented mask, airsoft rifle, and BBs for games in a 10,000-square-foot facility designed by military & law-enforcement

Up to 52% Off at Foothills CrossFit

Anderson

$115 $57

Recently opened 4,800-square-foot gym offers varied high-intensity workouts for beginners, athletes, and everyone in between

Up to 55% Off Crystal-Digging Adventure

Lake Secession

$50 $24

Explore 5-plus acres of dumps and spoil piles while unearthing quartz crystals and pieces of amethyst

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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

While the Hampton family owns and operates French Broad Ziplines, twin brothers Mitch and Michael Hampton have also had their personal share of ups and downs, both on the water and off. At age 10, they began exploring eastern Tennessee rivers with their grandfather, and they followed that passion for whitewater rafting into their business, which had been family-run for nearly 30 years. But then their dream was threatened. A fire swallowed the business, and the brothers lost everything. Slowly, though, with the help of family, friends, and staff, they rebuilt their company, learning patience and perseverance while finding comfort and strength in the support of their community.

Today, in addition to their traditional water-based excursions, the brothers also take to the trees on their recently constructed zipline course. Ripping through the clear mountain air, they've charted mid-air trails for zipline canopy tours that send guests soaring from tree to tree more swiftly than a caffeinated eagle. The course's eight ziplines stretch in distance from 420' to 1000', ensuring the guests have plenty of time to admire their sky-high view of the woods on adventures that also incorporate rappels, short hikes, and a rumbling jaunt on a hard-nosed utility vehicle.

9800 U.S. 25
Marshall,
NC
US

Since 1981, third-generation sky engineer R. Addison M. Brown has hoisted panorama-junkies into the heavens by harnessing the power of hot, blustery air. Prospective serenity-seekers meet just before dawn and usually lift off a few miles north of downtown Asheville, weather permitting, in time to watch the sun rise over the Blue Ridge Mountains. Rising up to 2,000 feet above the surrounding forests, passengers might even be treated to an intimate and peaceful view of the city as Captain Addison points out local landmarks, such as the historic Biltmore Estate and the mysterious Mothra-shaped crater. Group size is limited to four riders, or three riders and an overweight scarecrow. After your descent back to Earth, riders will return to R.O. Frank's headquarters in the historic Grove Arcade at the center of the Asheville, in time for breakfast at one of the many downtown eateries within walking distance. Bring a warm hat and coat, and be sure to book as early in advance as possible, especially for next autumn's fall leaf season rides.

1 Page Ave
Asheville,
NC
US

The clopping of hooves echoes across Winding Creek Stables’ wide-open pastures and jumping arena, where a staff of ex-competitive equestrians takes a comprehensive approach to riding instruction. In private and group lessons, instructors share their wisdom about handling and technique while impressing upon students the importance of respecting their steeds. Adults and children alike can pick between the hunt-seat riding style popular at horse shows and the western style, which includes instructions for chasing down robber barons and lassoing feral cacti. Students learn to groom and care for their horses before and after the lesson—a gesture of respect to the animals and a key takeaway should novices desire to advance to competitive riding. Before riding off into the sunset, check out the stable’s other horse-related services, which include pony parties and pony rides.

224 Bent Creek Ranch Rd
Asheville,
NC
US

Since 1976, area merchants and knowledgeable experts from around the country have gathered to swap ideas, inspiration, and advice at the Western North Carolina Home Show. Throughout the Asheville Civic Center, hundreds of local businesses and experts set up booths where they explain the nuts and bolts of their industry, whether landscaping, interior decoration, window installation, or furniture crafting. Meanwhile, speakers present seminars on a wide variety of topics throughout the weekend-long extravaganza, from hyperpractical subjects, such as setting a budget, to more abstract topics, such as the definition and history of green building. Visitors to the show depart with rekindled enthusiasm for projects, as well as an arsenal of facts that give them an edge when vetting contractors or performing standup at interior-design conferences.

87 Haywood Street
Asheville,
NC
US

In 1976, educator, musician, and kinesiologist Robin Wes longed for a children's gym that valued personal growth over competition. Robin's program is now used in more than 300 Little Gyms worldwide, but he still pens original music to accompany lessons, which engage whippersnappers aged 4 months to 12 years with gymnastics, dance, karate, and parent and child activities.

Each of The Little Gym's classes introduces simple movements that sharpen motor skills and set brains whirring, teaching kids to progress the skills they need to build a computer out of macaroni and glitter. Staff members strive to build social skills and self-assurance with each exercise, including activities rooted purely in fun, such as summer classes or birthday parties, which helped The Little Gym to earn title of #1 Birthday Chain in Parents Magazine.

1000 Brevard Rd
Asheville,
NC
US

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