Explore the Blue Ridge, Pisgah, & More!
Have your camera in-hand when you travel to the mountains. Our scenery is simply gorgeous, and the best thing about Asheville is that there’s always something happening no matter what season finds you here. Winter celebrations are as numerous as the trees surrounding the city. Let our hotel be your friendly valley outpost for fun outdoor activities.
America’s longest linear park is in the backyard of Hyatt Place Asheville/Downtown, just 6 miles away! Blue Ridge Parkway is 469 miles long and stretches from our section of the Appalachians to Virginia. Set your sights on one of the most scenic routes you’ll ever travel by car, and stop by the side of the road for breathtaking views of the state of North Carolina. Follow the blooming flowers and enjoy your ride past ravines, railways and over 150 bridges.
Pisgah offers more than just pretty peaks—even though the mile-high mountains are known for their majesty. This wonderful national forest in western North Carolina is a natural wonderland, teaming with brooks that filter through the rock layer and waterfalls that cascade hundreds of feet into swimmable reservoirs. Unveil the awe-inspiring outer layer of Asheville when you walk through the dense trees surrounding the city. Bring picnics into the picture, or hike more trails than you can count. Observe Mt. Mitchell from below or climb this behemoth peak, considered the highest in the eastern United States. Experienced enthusiasts and curious beginners will find something to love on the mountainside.
Enjoy the diverse flower and botanical exhibits all year that the North Carolina Arboretum. The 60 plus acre public garden offers over 10 miles of hiking, biking, nature activities, cultivated gardens and one of the most renowned Bonsai collections in the nation. The fulfillment of the dream of Frederick Law Olmsted and located just minutes from downtown Asheville offers art and cultural exhibits for all members of the family.