Discover Downtown Asheville

Visitors to Asheville must adhere to all Covid-19 parameters set forth by the State of North Carolina and Buncombe County. Visitors must wear a mask/face covering when visiting shops, restaurants and businesses. Please understand that downtown businesses are doing everything they can to keep you and their employees safe during this time, and respect their rules and guidelines.

Eclectic, vibrant, bustling, edgy, funky. All words used to describe Downtown Asheville. What word would you use? Discover your own definition when you visit Downtown Asheville.

Our streets are lined with locally-owned shops and boutiques, perfect for picking up a unique keepsake or handmade gift. More than 30 galleries showcase our region’s art and artisans, and a fun mix of museums, attractions and tours delve into downtown’s rich history and heritage.

More than 100 restaurants, coffee shops and cafes serve up every flavor imaginable, many sourcing produce and meat from area farmers. You’ll find modern Southern cuisine, new twists on Spanish tapas, Indian street food, and whole-hog BBQ. And if you’re craving something sweet, downtown has that covered too.

Asheville's active craft beer scene put us on the map as Beer City USA and on nearly every craft brew aficionado list. You’ll also find craft cider, mead, spirits, coffee, tea, and every other beverage you can dream up.

The city’s energy doesn’t fade when the sun goes down. Catch a show at a local club, stop by the Friday Night Drum Circle or check out one of the many unique festivals happening on almost any given weekend.

Art Deco, Beaux Arts and Neoclassical architecture, set against the beauty of the Appalachian Mountains, provides the perfect backdrop for a mountain town with as much personality as the people who live here.