Come to Asheville because of WordCamp, stay in Asheville because of the the people, the lifestyle, and of course, the mountains!
If you have some extra time surrounding your visit for WordCamp, here are some top things to do:
You can’t come to Asheville without hearing about (and tasting!) beer. Here’s a great video explaining the South Slope with an interview from AshVegas’ Jason Sanford.
It’s best to come hungry to Asheville as it’s definitely a foodie paradise. There are tons of options and many restaurants use locally sourced food. Explore Asheville’s Foodtopia site is a great source for information about where to eat — or use this guide to search based on cuisine or neighborhood.
The Biltmore House
Visitors young and old love the Biltmore House. This stately mansion boasts 250 rooms (34 family and guest bedrooms, 43 bathrooms, and 65 fireplaces) and is home to some of the best views in Asheville. There’s the house, the grounds and gardens, and a winery all on site. (WordCamp attendees are getting a coupon code for discounted admission!)
Asheville (and the surrounding area) has tons of places to cool off on a hot day. Check out this list of awesome area swimming holes.
There are plenty of places to shop including many eclectic stores right in downtown Asheville and there is a brand new outlet mall that opened up — complete with a store that sells only beef jerky!