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Located between the French Broad and Swannanoa river, Asheville is the largest city in western North Carolina. Most notably, Asheville is famous for its Blue Ridge Mountains and known for its unique mountain culture. 

If you’re looking for budget-friendly things to do in Asheville, the city has plenty of natural attractions, free events, and a variety of cultural attractions that give you more than enough activities to enjoy throughout your trip. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a resident, here are five ideas to help you experience the most of what Asheville has to offer.

With our noses to the daily grind, it is easy to lose track of where we are at in the world around us. It is important for everyone to take the time to sit back and relax. 

Enjoy all that the mountains have to offer. Whether you are looking for a day of pampering at the spa, a hike to take in the glory of nature or want to invigorate your mind with some fun, Asheville has a wellness spot for everyone. 

Whether you are a native resident in need of a weekend day trip or planning a getaway from afar, there are mountains of activities in and around the Asheville area.

Hosting miles of scenic hiking trails, quaint small towns, many lakes and rivers for watersports, and some of the best galleries and breweries you’ll find, western North Carolina is one of the country's most beautiful areas. Those who love to explore will never lack something to do.

When you’re in Asheville, there is no shortage of things to do. From catching a show at one of our famous music venues to outdoor adventures to art and food, here is a guide to enjoying Asheville and western North Carolina. 

It is that time again; temperatures are warming up, bees are buzzing, and graduation season is about to kick into full gear. With a solid year of being back in the classroom for many, this year is cause for particular celebration. 

Whether you are graduating from one of our great universities right here in western North Carolina or looking for a destination from further afar, Asheville is the perfect spot.