Whether you’re hopping between microbreweries or hiking the Appalachian Trail, get to know this charming Southern hub with Moon Asheville & the Great Smoky Mountains. Inside you’ll find:
Flexible, strategic itineraries, from five days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park to a weekend in Asheville, designed for outdoor adventurers, foodies, history buffs, and more
Unique sights and can’t-miss experiences: Hike through the rolling mountains and meadows along the Appalachian Trail, or take a dip in the natural hot springs dotting the hillsides. Connect with the region’s rich artistic culture, or go rafting, kayaking, or canoeing on the French Broad River. Sample award-winning cuisine, discover the microbreweries that earned Asheville the title of “Beer City USA,” and catch a live show from a local band. Set up camp in the Pisgah National Forest, or find the best bed and breakfast for a relaxing weekend getaway
Honest advice on when to go, where to stay, and how to get around from North Carolina local Jason Frye
Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout
Thorough background information on the culture and history, plants and wildlife, and geography
Handy tools such as emergency resources, plus tips for hikers and campers, LGBTQ+ travelers, and travelers with disabilities
With Moon Asheville & the Great Smoky Mountains’ practical tips and local know-how on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.
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