Asheville + the Mountains

Things to do in Asheville + the Mountains

Summer sessions up to a month long are offered at Warren Wilson College’s archaeology field school, where adults and kids as young as 14 are put on sites to dig and excavate history while uncovering a 16th-century Native American town and an early Spanish settlement.

The 1895 George Vanderbilt estate features 75 acres of gardens, which are bursting with hundreds of chrysanthemums through September.

Kids will love searching for real emeralds and sapphires at the mines.

The largest family-owned winery in North Carolina, and sponsors a concert series on its 200-acre estate every summer.

Friday evenings in the summer, relax with free concerts by local musicians.