Asheville is known for its microbreweries, weekly public festivals, and a rich history with the Vanderbilts and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Self magazine named Asheville the "Happiest City in America" and Outside named it the “Best Southern Town.”
Asheville earned the moniker “Beer City, USA” due to its 11 craft breweries. The “Brews Cruise,” a bus tour that visits different breweries for tours and tastings, is among the best ways to explore Asheville’s breweries.
Stop by Orange Peel Social Aid & Pleasure Club for world-class musicians and performances. “Rolling Stone” rates Orange Peel as one of the best rock venues in the country.
Visit the Asheville Pinball Museum for hours of fun with classic and modern pinball machines, or check out Fun Depot for laser tag, go-karts, mini golf, bumper cars, and a climbing wall.
Craft brewers flock to Asheville for its mountain-filtered water, which helps create a distinct taste in some of the most popular ales, stouts, and sour beers in the southeast.
Asheville’s dozens of art galleries host bi-monthly art crawls. Take a tour of the revived River Arts District, which houses studios inside recently converted warehouses, or stop by the Biltmore Estate, the largest privately owned house in the United States.