Asheville + the Mountains

Asheville + the Mountains Travel Guide

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.

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.

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