By Craig Alley
Tourist Must Sees (landmarks, parks, etc.)
Tip from a local: If you live in Asheville then you drink beer, wear Chacos, have a beard, eat healthy, have a nose ring, tattoos, tye dye skirts, free the nipple, white people with dreads and seem to love everything around you even though it’s probably just the psychedelics talking. If you are visiting Asheville you are safe.
Best way to get around:
Uber/Lyft is huge in Asheville. Driving is only difficult during rush hour.
Biking is best on River Distract and Blue Ridge Parkway
Why should people visit your city?
Asheville, NC is already known to be a tourist trap on the east coast with attractions such as The Biltmore and driving/hiking the serene Blue Ridge Parkway. However, Asheville isn’t all looks and no talk. What attracts people to this city time and time again is how even if you are just a tourist, you could never feel more at home. The locals know hospitality, and they know how to make their city and business open as if it’s yours. It could just be the southern charm, but Asheville is filled with the most accepting/open people who enjoy meeting new friends and sharing their journey with others.
Asheville also offers a tremendous variety of different local restaurants, cafes, and breweries suited to what you are in the mood for. You can be as upscale, or penny pinching as you want to be and still get amazing food, service, and ambiance. Asheville connects with all ages, races, genders, and personalities inevitably making you feel like you’re right at home.
Swimming in swimming holes or in waterfalls during the summer. Looking Glass Falls is most popular place to swim.