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.