Top 10 Winter Activities in Asheville, The Lion and the Rose

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December 28, 2018

Top 10 Winter Activities in Asheville

Top 10 Winter Activities in Asheville

  1. Vanderbilt House Party at Biltmore

    Starting February 8, 2019, you could be one of the first visitors to experience Biltmore as if you had been a guest of the Vanderbilts at the turn of the 19th century. A new audio-guided tour offers narration based on those who lived and worked in Biltmore. Clothing vignettes are based on actual Vanderbilt wardrobes. They were designed by Oscar winning costume designer John Bright, best known for his creations for the wildly popular series, "Downtown Abbey".

  2. Explore Beer City USA

    The local craft brewing scene has exploded and Asheville has been voted Beer City USA four years in a row, Asheville takes extreme pride in being home to over 20 local craft brewers. Whether you take a Brews cruise or a DIY tour on the Asheville Ale Trail, a brewery hopping exploration is the perfect way to keep warm and enjoy a cold, winter weekend.

  3. Foodie Experiences

    Find out why Asheville ranks first in the South Atlantic region in the RewardExpert 2017’s Best American Foodie Towns. With hundreds of restaurants and farm fresh eateries, you will not be disappointed by the choices of restaurants. Take a guided eating tour with a professional foodie to sample and taste some of Asheville’s best restaurants.

  4. Asheville Restaurant Week (Jan 21-27, 2019) 

    Try some new restaurants or revisit favorites. Get the lowest prices of the year, with a prix fix menu at $15-$35/person. With dozens of choices, there's something for all appetites! Asheville has been touted by many as one of the top ten food and wine destinations in America.

  5. Hiking 

    Less crowds means quieter hikes. It is a great time to hit the trails! Discover peace and solitude with expansive views of the Blue Ridge Mountains on a cool, clear day. Dupont State Forest offers several hikes from easy to difficult. It is famous for being one of "The Hunger Games" film locations. Chimney Rock offers breathtaking views of the gorge after climbing up the chimney. Pisgah National Forest offers the opportunity of seeing a frozen waterfall at Daniel Ridge Falls.

  6. Sharpen your photography skills

    Choose a half-day or full-day photo tours with our friends, Chris & Bonnie at Asheville Photo Tours. Explore some of the most photogenic but lesser-known locations in the Blue Ridge and Asheville areas.

  7. Take an art class

    Tap into your creative side with some of the talented, local artists. Day and weekend workshops include oil painting, acrylics, watercolor, inks, bookbinding, and pottery.

  8. Live music

    Asheville has been called “One of America’s Greatest Music Cities”. There is a vibrant music scene with live music of all genres from bluegrass to rock. Experience some of the very best in live music and find out why The Orange Peel has been called the country's premiere Live Music Hall and Concert Venue. The Orange Peel offers state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment rarely found in a club of its size. Other fun venues include The Grey Eagle and Salvage Station.

  9. Pamper yourself

    There is nothing quite like a luxurious foot soak in a hand-hammered copper bowl. Enjoy a fragrant, rejuvenating, and moisturizing sole to soul experience at Wake Foot Sanctuary. A signature massage can be added on for an extra splurge.

  10. Indulge in a romantic getaway

    Snuggle up with your loved one next to one of our cozy fireplaces with a cup of hot chocolate or a glass of wine at The Lion and the Rose 🙂