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Asheville NC Map of Attractions (+ 7 Surrounding Counties!)

Published by Carl Hedinger. Last Updated on March 15, 2024.

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If you need an Asheville NC Map of Attractions and surrounding counties in Western NC (via Google Maps), this guide is your place to be!

We created this map of Asheville and surrounding areas to help you explore this city and a few wonderful NC mountain towns nearby.

Our guide starts with the map and is followed by indexes of 7 neighboring counties in North Carolina. We finish with a feature of the many hikes, beautiful waterfalls, and other outdoor spots that surround Asheville.

Here’s how we’ve organized this guide:

  • NC Tripping’s Map of Asheville NC and Surrounding Areas (via Google Maps)
  • Asheville NC Map of Attractions
  • More Buncombe County NC Attractions
  • Surrounding Counties and Cities
    • Brevard and Transylvania County NC Attractions
    • Burnsville and Yancey County NC Attractions
    • Haywood County NC Attractions (Maggie Valley and Waynesville)
    • Hendersonville and Henderson County NC Attractions
    • Madison County NC Attractions
    • McDowell County NC Attractions (Little Switzerland, Marion, Old Fort, and More!)
    • Rutherford County NC Attractions
  • Outdoors (Hikes, Waterfalls, and Parks Nearby)
  • More Asheville NC Travel Guides

You can skip ahead to find locations and attractions listed or scroll to the next section, which is the embedded map of Asheville NC and surrounding areas.

Read More: The North Carolina Travel Map (with 1000+ Great Places Included!)

NC Tripping’s Map of Asheville NC and Surrounding Counties

We hope you find this Asheville NC map useful. Many places featured on this map are also included within roundups and individual articles that we’ve linked throughout this guide.

Read More: 100+ Unique Things to Do In North Carolina (Your NC Bucket List)

Asheville NC Attractions on the Map

Asheville NC Map

Asheville is packed with things to do (for kids, too!) and some of the best restaurants you’ll find. All Asheville NC Map Locations and categories are organized in ABC order.

There may be some duplicates and overlaps, like hiking trails that also lead to waterfalls.

Those attractions and more feature in our map of Asheville NC:

Breweries, Distilleries, and Bars

  • All Sevens Brewing
  • Archetype Brewing
  • Asheville Brewing Company (Downtown – South Slope, North Asheville, and South Asheville)
  • Bold Rock Cider (Downtown)
  • Burial Beer Co (Forestry Camp and South Slope)
  • Burial Beer Co (South Slope)
  • Catawba Brewing (Biltmore Village and South Slope)
  • Chemist Spirits and Antidote
  • French Broad Brewery
  • Ginger’s Revenge
  • Green Man Brewery (Dirty Jack’s and Green Mansion)
  • Hi-Wire Brewing (Big Top and South Slope)
  • Highland Brewing (Old Charlotte Hwy and S&W Market)
  • Hillman Beer
  • New Belgium Brewing Company
  • One World Brewing (Downtown and West Asheville)
  • Oyster House Brewing Company
  • Twin Leaf Brewery
  • Urban Orchard Cider Co (South Slope and West Asheville)
  • Wedge Brewing Company (Foundation and Wedge Studios)
  • Wicked Weed Brewpub
  • Wicked Weed’s Funkatorium

Read More: 25+ of the Best Breweries in Asheville (South Slope, Downtown, and Nearby Towns!)

Galleries

  • The Ariel Gallery 
  • Asheville Gallery of Art
  • Asheville River Arts District
  • Contemporaneo Gallery
  • Historic Grovewood Village
  • The Kress Emporium
  • NC Glass Center
  • New Morning Gallery
  • Southern Highland Craft Guild
  • Sunnyside Trading Co
  • Woolworth Walk

Read More: 30+ Great Things to Do in Downtown Asheville

Games and Escape Rooms

  • A-Escape (Asheville)
  • Asheville Pinball Museum
  • Asheville Retrocade
  • Better Than Unicorns VR Arena
  • Breakout (Asheville)
  • Fox-N-Otter Adventure Escapes (Arden)
  • Fox-N-Otter Adventure Escapes (Asheville)
  • Level 256 Classic Arcade Bar
  • Well Played Board Game Cafe

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Historic Sites and Museums

Read More: 50+ Great Things to Do With Kids in Asheville (and Nearby!)

Hotels and Places to Stay

  • Aloft Downtown Asheville
  • Cedar Crest Inn
  • Omni Grove Park Inn
  • Windsor Boutique Hotel

Music Venues

  • Asheville Music Hall
  • Harrah’s Cherokee Center
  • Off the Wagon Dueling Piano Bar
  • Rabbit Rabbit
  • Salvage Station
  • Scandals Nightclub
  • The Grey Eagle
  • The Orange Peel

Parks and Gardens

  • Bent Creek Experimental Forest
  • Biltmore Conservatory and Gardens
  • Botanical Gardens at Asheville
  • Carrier Park
  • NC Arboretum, the site of Winter Lights (Blue Ridge Parkway MP 393.6)

Restaurants

  • 12 Bones Smokehouse
  • All Souls Pizza
  • Asheville Sandwich Company
  • Bargello
  • Benne on Eagle
  • Biscuit Head (Downtown Asheville, South Asheville, and West Asheville)
  • The Blackbird Restaurant
  • Buxton Hall Barbecue
  • Capella on 9
  • Chai Pani
  • City Bakery
  • Cúrate
  • Early Girl Eatery (Downtown Asheville, South Asheville)
  • Early Girl Eatery (West Asheville)
  • Farm Burger (Downtown Asheville and South Asheville)
  • French Broad Chocolate (Factory and Lounge)
  • Haywood Common
  • Hole Doughnuts
  • Jerusalem Garden Cafe
  • Jettie Rae’s Oyster Bar
  • Luella’s Bar-B-Que
  • PIE.ZAA
  • Red Ginger Dimsum and Tapas
  • Rhubarb
  • Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack (South Asheville and West Asheville)
  • Sunny Point Cafe
  • The Sunset Terrace at The Omni Grove Park Inn
  • Taco Billy
  • Tupelo Honey
  • Vortex Doughnuts
  • White Duck Taco (Downtown and RAD)

Read More: 25+ Incredible Asheville Restaurants for Your Next Meal Out!

Shopping

  • Asheville Bee Charmer
  • Grove Arcade
  • Hummingbird Candle Company (originally in Fayetteville)
  • Malaprops
  • WNC Farmers Market

Spas and Massage

  • Asheville Salt Cave
  • Omni Grove Park Inn Spa
  • Sauna House
  • Shoji Spa & Retreat

Sports

  • Lewis McCormick Field (Asheville Tourists Stadium)

Tours

  • Adventure Center of Asheville
  • Asheville Adventure Company (Bike)
  • Asheville Adventure Company (Raft Trips)
  • French Broad Outfitters
  • Gray Line Trolley Tours of Asheville
  • Hood Huggers International Tours
  • LaZoom Comedy Bus Tours
  • The Moog Factory
  • Zen Tubing (Midtown/RAD)
  • Zen Tubing (South)

Visitor Centers

  • Blue Ridge Parkway Visitors Center

Buncombe County NC Attractions Around Asheville

Weaverville Lake Louise Park
Lake Louise Park in Weaverville.

The towns of Black Mountain and Weaverville headline an impressive list of Asheville’s Buncombe County neighbors.

  • AnTHM Gallery (Black Mountain)
  • Berliner Kindl German Restaurant (Black Mountain)
  • Black Mountain Bistro
  • Black Mountain Brewing
  • Black Mountain Center for the Arts
  • Black Mountain Iron Works
  • Black Mountain Kitchen & Ale House
  • Blue Ridge Biscuit Company (Black Mountain)
  • Chifferobe Home and Garden Art Gallery (Black Mountain)
  • Cousins Cuban Cafe
  • The Dripolator (Black Mountain)
  • Engadine Inn and Cabins (Candler)
  • Foothills Grange (Black Mountain)
  • Fresh Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta (Black Mountain)
  • Graybeard Trail (Black Mountain)
  • Lake Louise (Weaverville)
  • Lake Tomahawk (Black Mountain)
  • Lookout Brewing Company (Black Mountain)
  • Louise’s Kitchen (Black Mountain)
  • Mac’s Burgers & Cheesesteaks (Two Locations in Black Mountain)
  • Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails (Black Mountain)
  • Mountain Nest Gallery (Black Mountain)
  • My Father’s Pizza (Black Mountain)
  • Oak and Grist (Black Mountain)
  • Old Depot Arts and Crafts (Black Mountain)
  • Open Oven Brunch and Bakery (Black Mountain)
  • Pepperoni’s (Black Mountain)
  • Phil’s Bar-B-Que Pit (Black Mountain)
  • Pisgah Brewing Company (Black Mountain)
  • Seven Sisters Gallery (Black Mountain)
  • Smoke (Black Mountain Brewing)
  • Take a Hike Mountain Outfitters (Black Mountain)
  • Town Hardware (Black Mountain)
  • Trailhead Restaurant and Bar (Black Mountain)
  • Whistle Hop Brewing (Fairview)
  • White Horse Black Mountain
  • Wicked Weed West (Candler)

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Map of Asheville NC’s Surrounding Areas

7 counties in North Carolina border Buncombe County and we start with Brevard and Transylvania County!

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Brevard and Transylvania County NC Attractions

Bookstores in North Carolina Highland Books Brevard
Highland Books in Brevard.

Brevard is easily a favorite of ours when staying in the Asheville area. The town is blessed with walkable streets and some of the most beautiful waterfalls and outdoor spaces.

  • Brevard Brewing Company
  • Brevard College
  • Cedar Mountain Canteen
  • Cedar Mountain Outpost
  • Creekside Market & Grill (Cedar Mountain)
  • DD Bullwinkel’s Outdoors (Brevard)
  • Downtown Chocolates (Brevard)
  • Ecusta Brewing (Pisgah Forest)
  • Hawg Wild (Pisgah Forest)
  • Highland Books (Brevard)
  • O P Taylor’s (Brevard)
  • Oskar Blues Brewing (Brevard)
  • Pines Country Inn (Pisgah Forest)
  • Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (Rosman)
  • Rocky’s Grill and Soda Shop (Brevard)
  • Silvermont Park (Brevard)
  • The Square Root (Brevard)

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Burnsville and Yancey County Attractions on the Map

Things to do in Burnsville NC otway burns

Burnsville is one of the best NC mountain towns, especially if you’re seeking outdoor fun. After you finish climbing Mount Mitchell and investigating nearby natural beauty like Crabtree Falls, stick around in one of our favorite small towns in North Carolina.

Here are a few of the many amazing places to visit in Burnsville that feature on our map of Asheville and surrounding areas:

  • Appalachian Java (Burnsville)
  • Babe’s Pizza and Treats (Burnsville)
  • Bantam Chef (Burnsville)
  • Bubba’s Good Eats (Burnsville)
  • Buck House Inn at Bucktown Stables (Burnsville)
  • Carolina Country Inn (Burnsville)
  • Carolina Empanada Company (Burnsville)
  • Crabtree Falls (Blue Ridge Parkway Mile Post 339)
  • Garden Deli (Burnsville)
  • Homeplace Brewing (and Hog Hollow Wood Fired Pizza)
  • Lil’ Smoky (Burnsville)
  • Mount Mitchell State Park (Blue Ridge Parkway MP 355)
  • Nu Wray Inn (Burnsville)
  • Pig and Grits (Burnsville)
  • Pieper Glass (Burnsville)
  • Rio Mexican Cuisine (Burnsville)
  • Roaring Fork Falls
  • Setrock Creek Falls (Black Mountain Campground)
  • Snap Dragon (Burnsville)
  • Something’s Special Gift Shop (Burnsville)
  • Southern Drifters Outfitters (Burnsville)
  • Town Square (Burnsville)
  • Ye Olde Country Store (Burnsville)
  • Yummy Mud Puddle (Burnsville)

Read More: 10 of the Best Black Mountains Hikes near Burnsville (Mount Mitchell, Crabtree Falls, and More!)

Haywood County Attractions on the Asheville NC Map

Lake Junaluska near Maggie Valley NC
Lake Junaluska.

The beautiful towns of Maggie Valley and Waynesville dominate the conversation when discussing Haywood County. A fantastic art scene is spread throughout the county, along with the charming towns of Clyde and Canton.

With so much fun going on, you’ll see why there are so many places to visit in Haywood County on this Asheville NC map:

  • Art Jewelry by Ilene (Clyde)
  • BearWaters Brewing (Canton and Maggie Valley)
  • Boojum Brewing Company (Waynesville)
  • Brickhouse Burgers & Pizza (Maggie Valley)
  • Cataloochee Ski Area (Maggie Valley)
  • Different Drummer Pottery (Maggie Valley)
  • Elevated Mountain Distilling Company (Maggie Valley)
  • Glass by Gayle (Waynesville)
  • Joey’s Pancake House (Maggie Valley)
  • Lake Junaluska
  • Mike McKinney (Maggie Valley)
  • Mountain Mike’s Whetstone Woodworks (Maggie Valley)
  • Mud Dabbers Pottery & Crafts (Waynesville)
  • Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts (Waynesville)
  • Pisgah Inn & Restaurant (Canton)
  • Pop’s Butts on the Creek (Maggie Valley)
  • Pop’s Place (Maggie Valley)
  • Sabbath-Day Woods (Canton)
  • The Stompin’ Ground Dance Hall (Maggie Valley)
  • The Swag (Waynesville)
  • Thomas Langan American Folk Art (Canton)
  • Tube World (Maggie Valley)
  • Wheels Through Time Motorcycle Museum (Maggie Valley)
  • The Yellow House (Waynesville)

Read More: Breakfast in NC (40+ of the Best Places to Eat!)

Hendersonville and Henderson County NC Attractions on the Map

Things to Do in Hendersonville NC Downtown

If you’re tempted to visit one of Asheville’s Western NC neighbors, Hendersonville is one of the first that comes to mind. The town is packed with fun things to do some of the best restaurants you’ll find.

Hendersonville shares Henderson County with the amazing towns of Mills River and Flat Rock, to name two. We love exploring the rest of the county and have added the following landmarks to our map of Asheville and surrounding areas:

  • Acony Bell Tiny Home Community (Mills River)
  • Bay Breeze Seafood (Hendersonville)
  • Black Bear Snow Tubing (Hendersonville)
  • Bold Rock Cider (Mills River)
  • Burning Blush Brewery (Mills River)
  • Burntshirt Vineyards (Hendersonville)
  • Carl Sandburg Home (Flat Rock)
  • Coston Farm and Apple House (Hendersonville)
  • Creasman Farms (Hendersonville)
  • D9 Brewing (Hendersonville)
  • El Paso Mariscos & Taquería (Hendersonville)
  • El Paso Mexican Restaurant (2 Locations in Hendersonville)
  • Flat Rock Playhouse
  • Flat Rock Wood Room (Hendersonville)
  • Grandad’s Apples n’ Such (Hendersonville)
  • Haus Heidelberg (Hendersonville)
  • HenDough Chicken & Donuts (Hendersonville)
  • Honey and Salt (Flat Rock)
  • Hot Dog World (Hendersonville)
  • Hubba Hubba Smokehouse (Flat Rock)
  • Jump Off Rock (Laurel Park)
  • Justus Orchard (Hendersonville)
  • Kilwin’s (Hendersonville)
  • Mezzaluna (Hendersonville)
  • Mills River Brewing
  • Moonshine Mountain Snow Tubing Park (Hendersonville)
  • Oklawaha Brewing (Hendersonville)
  • Pi-Squared Pizza (Hendersonville)
  • Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards (Hendersonville)
  • Shine (Hendersonville)
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing (Fletcher)
  • Sky Top Orchard (Flat Rock)
  • Stepp’s Hillcrest Orchard (Hendersonville)
  • Team ECCO Aquarium and Shark Lab (Hendersonville)
  • Tequilas Bar & Grill (Hendersonville)
  • White Duck Taco (Hendersonville)

Read More: 10 Amazing Apple Orchards in Hendersonville (Apple Picking and More!)

Madison County NC Attractions (Marshall, Mars Hill, and More)

Hot Springs near Max Patch
Hot Springs.

Mars Hill and county seat Marshall are the two largest towns in Madison County, located just north of Asheville and Buncombe County.

The Hot Springs Historic District is known for being one of North Carolina’s first resort communities.

  • Big Pillow Brewing (Hot Springs)
  • Blannahassett Island Park (Marshall)
  • Camden’s Library Coffee House (Mars Hill)
  • Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery at Mars Theatre (Mars Hill)
  • High Ridge Adventures, Outfitting, and Barbecue (Marshall)
  • Hot Springs Resort
  • Lover’s Leap Trail (Hot Springs)
  • Mad Co Brew House (Marshall)
  • Marshall High Studios
  • Max Patch Trail
  • Old Marshall Jail Hotel
  • The Original Papa Nicks Takeout (Mars Hill)
  • Smoky Mountain Diner (Hot Springs)
  • Spring Creek Tavern (Hot Springs)
  • Stackhouse Restaurant (Mars Hill)
  • Star Diner (Marshall)
  • Wagon Wheel (Mars Hill)
  • Wolf Ridge Ski Resort (Mars Hill)
  • Zip N Slip Snow Tubing Park (Mars Hill)
  • Zuma Coffee (Marshall)

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McDowell County NC Attractions (Marion, Old Fort and More)

Things to do in Marion NC downtown
Marion.

McDowell County is one of our favorite areas to visit in Western North Carolina. Whether you’re exploring Marion, Little Switzerland, Old Fort, or elsewhere, we think you’re in for a treat.

  • Arrowhead Gallery and Studios (Old Fort)
  • Bantam Chef (Marion)
  • Black Beary’s Cafe (Old Fort)
  • Bruce’s Fabulous Foods (Marion)
  • Catawba Falls (Old Fort)
  • Famous Louise’s Rockhouse Restaurant (Shared by Avery, Burke, McDowell, and Mitchell Counties)
  • Flavors on Main (Marion)
  • Gogo’s Cinnamon Rolls (Old Fort)
  • Gold River Camp and Cabins (Marion)
  • Hillman Beer (Old Fort)
  • Historic Carson House (Marion)
  • Historic Marion Train Depot (Marion)
  • Ingenious Coffee Roasters (Marion)
  • Joseph McDowell Historical Catawba Greenway (Marion)
  • Keeper’s Cut Meadery (Marion)
  • Kitsuma Peak Trail (Old Fort)
  • Lake James State Park
  • Linville Caverns
  • Lost Dutchman Vein Mountain Campground (Nebo)
  • Lucky Strike Gold and Gem Mine
  • McDowell Arts Council (Marion)
  • Mica Town Brewing (Marion)
  • Mountain Gateway Museum (Old Fort)
  • Mount Ida Wilderness Area (Marion)
  • Newberry Creek Trail (Old Fort)
  • Point Lookout Greenway Trail (Old Fort)
  • Refinery 13 Taproom (Marion)
  • Spillway Bridge and Co. (Marion)
  • Switzerland Inn (Little Switzerland)
  • Tom’s Creek Falls (Marion)

Read More: 80+ Great Small Towns in North Carolina (+ Our Top 10 Picks)

Rutherford County Attractions on the Asheville NC Map

Lake Lure near Chimney Rock
Lake Lure.

Lake Lure, the Village of Chimney Rock, and the town of Rutherfordton are three shining stars in Rutherford County to the northeast of Henderson County. Here are some attractions for you to check out:

  • Burntshirt Vineyards Tasting Room and Bistro (Chimney Rock)
  • Carolina Arcade Museum (Forest City)
  • Chimney Rock Brewing
  • Coffee on the Rocks (Chimney Rock)
  • Copper Penny Grill (Forest City)
  • The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant (Chimney Rock)
  • Genny’s Family Restaurant (Chimney Rock)
  • The Highlands Kitchen & Bar (Lake Lure)
  • The Hoot Nannie (Forest City)
  • Kids Sense Interactive Museum (Rutherfordton)
  • Lake House Restaurant Bar & Grill (Lake Lure)
  • Lake Lure Flowering Bridge
  • Legends on the Lake (Lake Lure)
  • Main Street Market (Rutherfordton)
  • Morse Park (Lake Lure)
  • Old Rock Cafe (Chimney Rock)
  • Riverwatch Bar & Grill (Chimney Rock)
  • Thermal City Gold Mine (Union Mills)
  • Victory Kitchen (Lake Lure)

Read More: 22 Ridiculously Unique Rentals and Airbnbs in Asheville (and Nearby)

Outdoors (Hikes, Waterfalls, and Parks Nearby)

Winter Hikes in North Carolina Chimney Rock

Finally, our Asheville NC map features the amazing outdoor spaces that reside within a reasonable drive from the city. These hikes and waterfalls have been featured in numerous articles on NC Tripping.

Note that we’ve included additional location info in parenthesis, including specific mileposts along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Read More: 30+ Great Things to Do in Pisgah National Forest

Read More: Hiking in Hendersonville (30+ Great Trails Within 1 Hour)

Anything to Add to Our Asheville NC Map?

We hope to make this a complete listing of everything there is to do in Asheville (and nearby). That’s why we will update this as often as possible to keep the map a visual representation of all the places that you can’t miss.

We’ve tried to add as many locations to this map of Asheville NC and its surroundings, but please understand if we may have missed a spot or two. If you know of a great place that should be included, please kindly let us know here in the comments section or by email.

Don’t forget to share your favorite places in our North Carolina Travel Facebook Group.

More NC Travel Guides beyond this Map of Asheville NC

This map of Asheville and surrounding areas is a great visual start for your adventures. We’ve also created many more NC Travel Guides that cover the area. Here are a few of them.

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