Things To Do In Asheville

10 or 20 Classes at Hot Yoga Asheville (Up to 71% Off)

Hot Yoga Asheville

Asheville

90-minute classes, including hot Vinyasa and Bikram, take place in a heated room, which can augment stress reduction and healing of injuries

$120 $39

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

Martial Flow

Asheville

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

$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

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

$99 $49

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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

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

$199 $99

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Two-Hour BYOB Canvas-Painting Class at Wine & Design (Up to 46% Off)

Wine and Design

Asheville

Instructors lead adults in painting masterpieces on canvas while they imbibe beverages

$35 $19

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$45 for $100 Groupon — West Coast Swing Zone

West Coast Swing Zone

Asheville

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

$100 $45

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One Month of OnRamp Crossfit or CrossFit Classes at CrossFit 828 (Up to 75% Off)

CrossFit 828

Asheville

Beginners meet three times a week for workouts that introduce CrossFit's functional exercises and ready them for more intense classes

$75 $19

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10 or 15 Adult Krav Maga Self-Defense Classes at Asheville Integrated Combatives (Up to 80% Off)

Asheville Integrated Combatives

Leicester

Krav maga mixes elements of boxing, muay thai, jujitsu, wrestling, and grappling into a system of everyday self-defense

$150 $35

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

Tiger Bang's Martial Arts Academy

Candler

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

$250 $49

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$19 for Pub Food and One Hour of Pool at Fat Cats Billiards (Up to $40 Value)

Fat Cats Billiards

Asheville

An unlimited number of players enjoy an hour of pool while sipping beer and snacking on chicken tenders and burgers

$40 $19

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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

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

$126 $39

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

Aerial Space

Downtown Asheville

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

$40 $19

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

Center Stage Guitar Academy

Online Deal

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

$108 $19

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

Asheville Gymnastics

Downtown Asheville

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

$103 $49

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$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

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

$185 $39

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$30 for $85 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Dragon Phoenix

Dragon Phoenix

Asheville

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

$85 $30

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

Colburn Earth Science Museum

Downtown Asheville

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

$50 $25

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

Asheville Community Yoga

Woodfin

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

$100 $39

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One-Month Climbing Membership with Equipment for One or Two at Iron Palm Bouldering (Up to 67% Off)

Iron Palm Bouldering

Asheville

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

$70 $24

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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 Rafting and Ziplines, Mitch, Michael, and Korey 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 family 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 family also takes to the trees on their 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 ten ziplines stretch in distance from 75' 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. 25/70
Marshall,
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

For 17 years, third-generation and FAA–certified sky engineer Addison M. Brown has hoisted panorama junkies into the sky by harnessing the power of hot, blustery air. Each morning, between the hours of 6 a.m. and 8 a.m., he and his team pile up to 8 to 14 passengers into the basket of their giant balloons. Then, firing off the burner, they slowly lift off as the sun begins its own ascent, typically reaching heights from 500 to 2,000 feet. Below them, the rays of the sunrise wash over vistas of downtown Asheville, a patchwork of multicolored crop fields, and the tree-covered backs of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Maneuvering with the morning's mild wind currents, they ferry the group over hills and hollows for a 3- to 5-mile float. Upon a gentle landing, the crew celebrates with passengers by offering them a champagne toast and helping them dust the clouds out of their hair. Passengers are welcomed to bring their own cameras or video cameras to document the flight.

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