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Top 5 Winter Activities in Asheville

Got the Winter Blues? Check out these activities to get you out of the winter slump

 Natalie Kowalewski
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Top 5 Winter Activities in Asheville

Although Asheville doesn’t get a lot of snow, the temperatures can still drop into the 20s during peak winter months. Whether you want to venture into the outdoors or stay indoors and keep warm, Asheville has the perfect activities for you. Check out our top five suggestions for winter activities while planning your trip to Wander Asheville Meadows.

Go to an Escape Room

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60 minutes on the clock—can you find all of the hidden clues, solve a series of puzzles and make it out before time runs out? Escape rooms are a great place to laugh and make memories with your family, children, friends, or significant other. It's a great place to visit on dreary winter days.

The three closest locations to Wander Asheville are: Breakout Asheville (60 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801| 8.5 miles away), FOX-N-OTTER (3 S Tunnel Rd Suite K14, Asheville, NC 28805| 6.5 miles away) and Black Mountain Escape (Basement Level, 103 Black Mountain Ave, Black Mountain, NC 28711|10 miles away). Advance reservations are recommended. 

Enjoy Some Snacks & Games

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Breweries are a popular pick year-round, but pair that with pizza, an arcade, and an on-site movie theater and you have yourself an A+ day. Asheville Pizza and Brewing Company (675 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804| 9.5 miles away) has it all. Check out the menu and the selection of upcoming movies before your visit. 

Another great option is Well Played Board Game Cafe (162 Coxe Ave Suite 101, Asheville, NC 28801| 8.8 miles away) where you can choose from among their 700 games while you enjoy some snacks, food, and beer. Check out their list of events online for more information on Sunday Morning Brunch Trivia and special holiday events.

Have a Spa Day

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If you are looking for a relaxing way to spend the day, melt your troubles away with a rejuvenating body massage, a foot soak, or a head and neck massage. If you are looking for beautiful, glowing skin or treatments to help with acne, wrinkles, or age spots, you can opt for a custom facial too! 

Give your feet a little love at Wake Foot Sanctuary (1 Page Ave #115, Asheville, NC 28801 | 8.7 miles away). Choose from 10 different 45 minute foot soak experiences that feature a variety of oils, clays, salts and natural scents to make your feet feel heavenly. Massages, tea, wine, cider, and chocolate truffles can be added on to your treatment to ensure an extra special time. 

Allow sensory deprivation to clear your mind and relax your spirit. Visit Still Point Wellness Float and Massage Spa (81 B Central Ave, Asheville, NC 28801| 8 miles away) to enter deep relaxation while floating on over 1,000 pounds of Epsom salt. If you are looking to start building a routine around wellness, check out the upcoming workshop offerings for yoga, massage, acupuncture and intention setting. 

Book a mini day-retreat at Shoji Spa & Retreat (96 Avondale Heights Rd, Asheville, NC 28803 | 8.3 miles away) where you can visit the signature tree-top sauna, hydrotherapy hot tub, or get one of several specialty massages. You can enhance your experience by adding tub-side prosecco, hot chocolate, or tea. 

Lastly, Skin Spa Asheville (1 Battery Park Ave, Asheville, NC 28801 | 8.8 miles away) offers a variety of facial treatments, including microdermabrasion, microcurrent, oxygen infusion therapy, acid or enzyme peels, facial cupping, LED light therapy, and more. Be sure to check out their package deals for discounted massage and facial pairings.

Spend Some Time Outdoors

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The North Carolina Arboretum Asheville (100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC 28806 | 15 miles away) is open year-round and is a great place to take a winter nature walk. From January-March, the 434-acre property is accessible to the public from 8am to 7pm. There is a $16 parking fee per vehicle, but there is no additional admission fee. As long as your furry friends are on a leash, you can bring them along too. 

If you are willing to drive a little further, Black Bear Snow Tubing (373 Kerr Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28792 | 31 miles away) offers one and two-hour tubing sessions on their 600+ foot slope with an 80-foot vertical drop. Winter tubing runs weekends and holidays December to February typically. After hitting the slopes, stop by the concession stand to get some hot chocolate and snacks. 

Go Skiing or Snowboarding

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About an hour away from Wander Asheville is one of the region’s most popular ski and snowboard stops, Cataloochee Ski Area (1080 Ski Lodge Rd, Maggie Valley, NC 28751 | 48 miles away). Make your way down 18 slopes and trails ranging from beginner to expert slopes.

Mountain peaks reach 5,400 feet and all slopes have lights for night use. Cataloochee Ski Area is open early November through late March. Rental equipment and ski/snowboard lessons are available onsite. Just four miles away from the ski area are multiple snow tub runs at Tube World


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