Asheville Bucket List

Whether you were born here, moved here, or just visiting, Asheville and the surrounding area have endless possibilities for fun, adventure and inspiration. Here’s our 10 summer & autumn bucket list items in no particular order, because to be quite honest they all could be #1.

Have fun, be safe and share the experience!

1) Experience the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains on a hot air balloon ride

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The Asheville Balloon Company offers sunrise flights year round weather permitting. They fly adjacent to the Pisgah National Forest on the west side of Asheville providing expansive views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

2) Enjoy a breathtaking mountaintop zipline adventure

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Navitat
 is a fantastic tree-based zipline adventure company about 20 minutes north of Asheville. The founders and guides believe that experiencing trees in unique and engaging ways can ultimately thrill, educate and inspire their guests.

3) Explore the Historic Biltmore Estate

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The Biltmore Estate With 8,000 acres, there are enough things to do on the Biltmore Estate for its own bucket list. Touring the home is a must, but don’t forget the gardens and grounds, hiking/biking trails or just enjoying an ice cream at Antler Hill Village.

 

4) Play a round of Golf at the Omni Grove Park Inn

Screen Shot 2015-08-20 at 2.40.22 PMEnjoy 18 holes at the Omni Grove Park Inn on this 6,400-yard Donald Ross designed championship course which has also been played by PGA stars Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan and Jack Nicklaus!

 

5) Explore the Blue Ridge Parkway on a Motorcycle

9Breathtaking views and sweeping curves, coupled with 469 stop sign- and traffic light-free miles, make the Blue Ridge Parkway a glorious ride for motorcyclists.

 

6) Tube/Kayak/SUP Down the French Broad River

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With its relatively flat and calm conditions through Asheville, the 3rd oldest river in the world is perfect for a slow and comfortable float down the French Broad on a tube, kayak or SUP.

 7) See Asheville With LaZoom

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Quite possibly the most entertaining way to see and learn about Asheville is with LaZoom!
Their interactive bus tours blend fast paced facts, original comedy and sharp improv.

8) Enjoy Asheville’s Craft Breweries with Asheville Brews Cruise
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For over a decade Asheville Brews Cruise have taken thousands of tour-goers on a fun and educational experience to Asheville’s famous beer world on the big, yellow bus with a smile!

9) Tour The River Arts District
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Nestled by the French Broad River, the River Arts District has over 180 working studios along with great restaurants, cafes and a fantastic brewery.

10) Visit The Thomas Wolfe Memorial

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One of the great American writers of the 20th century, Thomas Wolfe immortalized his childhood home which has changed very little since 1916. The Thomas Wolfe Memorial is an historic site and one of American literature’s most famous landmarks.