Located in the western part of N.C., Asheville is one of the most diverse and scenic cities in the state. Its location along the Blue Ridge Mountain range makes it a popular fall destination for tourists looking to see beautiful fall foliage.
A 4-hour drive from where I live, we have been able to make a few weekend trips in late fall to Asheville over the years, visiting the famous Lake Lure, where scenes from one of my favorite movies were filmed. We have also toured America’s largest residence Biltmore Estate, climbed to the top of Chimney Rock, and explored downtown Asheville, which is home to the Asheville Art Museum, one of the oldest art museums in the state.
For the first time this year, my family had the opportunity to spend a long weekend in Asheville during the spring. I wasn’t sure what to expect, given the city’s reputation as a destination for seeing peak fall color. I learned the Asheville area is a great place to visit any time of year. From layered mountain sunsets to hidden waterfalls, we were treated to glorious views.
Our trip included a tour of the Sierra Nevada Brewery, downtown Asheville, a visit to the Flowering Bridge in Lake Lure, and a landscape photography lesson in the Blue Ridge Mountains with WNC Photo Tours.
More in-depth posts showing behind the scenes of Sierra Nevada Brewery and lessons I learned from my lesson with the amazing J, founder and owner of WNC Photo Tours, will be added to the blog soon.
For now, I wanted to share a few quick scenes from one of my favorite N.C. cities.