Fall in Asheville is legendary. The brilliant foliage is something people travel from around the country to enjoy. If you live near Asheville, here's what you need to know about making the most of your fall experiences:
1) Drive the Blue Ridge Parkway
Spanning 469 miles through the Southern Appalachians, the Blue Ridge Parkway is the best place to go leaf peeping. Drive through a portion of it, and take some time to stop and enjoy the view while you do. You won't be disappointed! Fall foliage changes quickly, so your view will be different every time you venture out.
2) Sip a Pumpkin Spice Latte
Forget Starbucks. When it comes to pumpkin spice coffees, our local coffee houses are the best. One of the best places to go for a latte is Malapprops in downtown Asheville, but check out your favorite local coffee shop to see what flavors they have this fall.
3) Scare Yourself Silly
The Haunted LaZoom Tour is a great way to learn more about the terrifying side of Asheville's history. Don't worry, the tour isn't too frightening, though. You'll get plenty of entertainment and humor along the way.
Oktoberfest happens in Asheville the second Saturday of the month. Coxe Street in downtown will come alive with vendors and brewery samples. Live bands and dancing make it even more fun. Get your tickets for Oktoberfest early to ensure a spot.
5) Get Lost in a Corn Maze
Corn mazes are part of fall in Asheville, so find a local one to explore. One of the largest is hosted by the Eliada Home. It spans 12 acre, so you just might actually get lost! If you prefer something smaller, the Cold Mountain Corn Maze in nearby Canton is great.
6) Have a Farm to Table Tour
Fall is when the farms around Asheville are harvesting much of their crops. A Farm to Table tour will visit some of these local family farms, then end with a meal prepared by a chef made with foods from the farms vested on the tour. This is a great way to experience and taste the bounty of Asheville.
Are you ready to enjoy Asheville to the fullest this fall? With these activities, you can't go wrong – the only problem you will face is finding enough time for them all on your calendar!