Aloft Asheville Downtown

4.3 (10 reviews)

51 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC, 28801, United States   •   Local Time:     •  Phone: 828-232-2838   •  Hotel Reservations: 888-627-7136

4.3

Things to do in Asheville

With so many things to do in Asheville, where do we start? Mild weather and picturesque scenic beauty are just two reasons so many visitors and residents love the Asheville outdoors. If hiking is what you seek, Asheville offers some of the highest peaks east of the Mississippi. More than 25 different trails begin near Asheville, with skill levels ranging from easy to strenuous. Along the way enjoy caves, botanical gardens, mountains, thick woodlands, natural rock waterslides and all nature has to offer. 

Asheville’s varied mountain terrain also lends itself to enjoyable cycling. Mountain bikers of all skill levels can enjoy 40 miles of single-track trails at the Tsali Recreation Center or any of the other 70 different cycling routes in the county. Explore Asheville’s beauty from the canopy with a zipline tour! Choose from urban city views or deep forest tree lines.

Opt for a more mild outdoor activity by enjoying a scenic drive or a picnic in one of the city’s many parks. High altitude and the city’s small size make a desirable environment for stargazers. Sneak away to one of the many nearby peaks or try a guided stargazing tour.

Spring is here, don't miss out on some of the fun activities going on this May. Learn more about the array of things to do in Asheville with our top picks below.

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What's Nearby

  1. Asheville Airport
  2. LaZoom Tours
  3. The Orange Peel
  4. Basilica of St. Lawrence
  5. Biltmore Estate
  6. Blue Ridge Parkway
  7. Grove Arcade
  8. Asheville Brewing Company
  9. Asheville Pizza & Brewing
  10. French Broad Brewery
  11. Green Man Brewery
  12. Highland Brewing Company
  13. Lexington Avenue Brewery
  14. Oyster House Brewing Company
  15. Thirsty Monk
  16. Wicked Weed Brewing Pub
  17. Asheville Art Museum
  18. Pack Place Education, Arts & Science Center
  19. Asheville Municipal Golf Course
  20. Looking Glass Falls
  21. Nantahala Outdoor Center
  22. Pack Square Park
  23. Sandy Bottom Trail Rides
  24. The Arboretum
  25. Wolf Ridge Skiing
  26. Zen Tubing
  27. Asheville Buncombe Technical Institute
  28. UNC Asheville
  29. Diamond Brand Outfitters
  30. Mast General Store
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Aloft Asheville Downtown is conveniently located near the following attractions:

  • The Biltmore Estate - 800-411-3812 - (2.2 mi, 6 min)
    1 Lodge Street Asheville, NC 28803
  • Basilica of St. Lawrence - 828-252-6042 - (0.5 mi, 5 min)
    97 Haywood St Asheville, NC 28801
  • Grove Arcade - 828-252-7799 (0.5 mi, 5 min)
    1 Page Ave Asheville, NC 28801
  • The Orange Peel - 828-398-1837 (0.1 mi, 2 min)
    101 Biltmore Ave Asheville, NC 28801

Museums

  • Asheville Art Museum - 828-253-3227 (0.2 mi, 2 min)
    2 S Pack Square Asheville, NC 28801

Schools / Universities

  • UNC Asheville - 828-251-6600 (2.8 mi, 9 min)
    1 University Heights Asheville, NC 28804
  • Asheville Buncombe Technical College - 828-398-7900 (1.9 mi, 6 min)
    340 Victoria Road Asheville, NC 28801

Asheville Breweries

  • Asheville Brewing Company - 828-255-4077 - (0.3 mi, 1 min)
    77 Coxe Ave Asheville, NC 28801
  • Burial - 828-475-2739 - (0.5 mi, 3 min)
    40 Collier Ave Asheville, NC 28801
  • Twin Leaf  - 828-774-5000 - (0.5 mi, 3 min)
    144 Coxe Ave Asheville, NC 28801
  • Bhramari Brewhouse - 828-214-7981 - (0.2 mi, 2 min)
    101 S Lexington Ave Asheville, NC 28801
  • Asheville Pizza & Brewing - 828-254-1281 - (2.1 mi, 6 min)
    675 Merrimon Ave Asheville, NC 28804
  • French Broad Brewery - 828-277-0222 - (2.6 mi, 7 min)
    101 Fairview Road Asheville, NC 28803
  • Green Man Brewery - 828-252-5502 (0.4 mi, 3 min)
    27 Buxton Avenue Asheville, NC 28801
  • Highland Brewing Company - 828-299-3370 - (5.2 mi, 10 min)
    12 Old Charlotte Hwy Asheville, NC 28803
  • Lexington Avenue Brewery - 828-252-0212 - (0.3 mi, 1 min)
    39 N Lexington Ave Asheville, NC 28801
  • Oyster House Brewing Company - 828-575-9370 - (3.5 mi, 8 min)
    625 Haywood Road Asheville, NC 28806
  • Thirsty Monk - 828-254-5470 (0.4 mi, 5 min)
    92 Patton Ave Asheville, NC 28801
  • Wicked Weed Brewing Pub - 828-575-9599 (0.1 mi)
    91 Biltmore Ave Asheville, NC 28801

Outdoor Adventures

  • Diamond Brand Outfitters - 828-771-4761 (0.1 mi, 1 min)
    53 Biltmore Ave Asheville, NC 28801
  • Nantahala Outdoor Center - 828-488-2175 -(76.2 mi, 1 hr 22 min)
    13077 Hwy 19 West Bryson City, NC 28713
  • Zen Tubing 828-667-8977 - (9.6 mi, 14 min)
    1648 Brevard Rd Asheville, NC 28806
  • Navitat - 855-628-4828 - (21.2 mi, 28 min)
    242 Poverty Branch Rd Barnardsville, NC 28709
  • Looking Glass Falls- 828-877-3265 - (32 mi, 40 min)
    Pisgah Ranger District US 275 Pisgah Forest, NC 28768
  • The Aboretum - 828-665-2492 - (9.1 mi, 15 min)
    100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way Asheville, NC 28806
  • Asheville Municipal Golf Course - 828-298-1867 - (4.7 mi, 14 min)
    226 Fairway Dr. Asheville, NC 28805
  • Pack Square Park - 828-252-2300 - (0.3 mi, 5 min walk)
    Asheville, NC 28801
  • Sandy Bottom Trail Rides - 828-649-3464 - (27 mi, 38 min)
    1459 Caney Fork Rd. Marshall, NC 28753

Guided Tours

  • Star Watch Night Vision Tours - (828) 989-0051
    Downtown Asheville
  • LaZoom Tours - (828) 225-6932