The Atlas Obscura Guide To Asheville
19 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Asheville, North Carolina
Updated March 20, 2023
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Asheville: Off the Beaten Path
With bustling food, music, and brewery scenes, Asheville has plenty of attractions—but stick to the downtown area alone, and you’re missing half the fun, at least. Surrounded by national forests, hideaway mountain towns, quirky arts centers, and more, some of Asheville's best spots lie beyond the downtown area. This itinerary will help you navigate America’s weirdest little mountain town like a local as you scale mountaintops, watch artisans at work, ride century-old trolley cars, and get fake-married at a real-live punk bar. Welcome to Asheville.
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