Blue Ridge Beauty: Asheville & Foothills

North and South Carolina offer thousands of miles of breathtaking fall leaf color, from the highest elevations in the mountains to mid-level elevations in the foothills. Travel from Asheville to North Carolina's foothills, and even see sections of upstate South Carolina for plenty of vivid color this season. Make the most of enjoying fall foliage with these helpful tips: 


The Blue Ridge Parkway Association stresses the importance of not only changing elevation to view fall color, but also varying your north-south orientation and driving some distance to be sure to see some dazzling color. 


Located 25 miles southeast of Asheville, Chimney Rock Park is known for its dazzling mountain views, a 404 foot waterfall, and the Chimney Rock, a spectacular 315-foot granite monolith.  AAA members save $2 on regular-price adult admission and $1 off youth admission.


Experience Asheville like never before with a Historic Asheville Trolley Tour. The state-of-the-art trolleys enable you to hop on and off at various stopping points through Asheville, tailoring the tour to your interests. AAA members receive $1 off regularly priced tickets. 


If the weather turns cold and rainy, head to Asheville's number one indoor entertainment center, the Fun Depot. Attractions include go-carts, indoor mini-golf, laser tag, a climbing wall, playgrounds, inflatables, and much more. AAA members save $5 on two hour time packages.


Have dinner at the AAA 4-Diamond award winning Vue 1913, an American Brasserie, located in the historic Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville. Vue 1913 seamlessly pairs a European style restaurant with American influence all in a breathtaking mountain setting. 


Instead of heading home, book a room at the centrally-located Aloft in downtown Asheville. Enjoy this brand new pet-friendly hotel with fitness center, indoor pool, and continental breakfast. AAA members save up to 15%, and enjoy Starwood Preferred Guest benefits at Starwood Hotels. 

AAA can help you prepare for any trip. Visit your local AAA Car Care location for all of your car maintenance needs, or rent a car for your trip with your 10-20% AAA discount from Hertz. Visit your local AAA travel agent to make your trip planning easy with hotel discounts, reservations and TripTiks, AAA's exclusive travel planner. Make sure your AAA membership is up to date online or call 1-866- 593-8626 to find out more. 

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