Project Connect takes place in Asheville, North Carolina, on Asheville School's historic campus. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville is known for its hiking, beautiful scenery, food, craft beer, and historic landmarks. The Project Connect conference is scheduled to end on a Friday, and we encourage participants to continue their stay in Asheville through the weekend to thoroughly enjoy all the attractions it has to offer. See some of our recommendations below.
For information on flights, transportation or lodging in Asheville, please see our Travel Information page.
Asheville is famous for its dining, fine and otherwise. See our list of recommended eats below.
Off the Beaten Path:
Asheville boasts more breweries per capita than any U.S. city, offering visitors roughly 100 local beers that can be enjoyed on draft and in bottles. Each brewery has its own unique atmosphere and personality, just like its beer, but see some of our favorites below.
Asheville offers an array of entertainment options, from nationally renowned musical performances, to first run films, and fine art and photography.
Asheville is surrounded by National Forest and dozens of wonderful day hikes are accessible from The Blue Ridge Parkway. Maps are available for Project Connect participants upon arrival! Additionally, the famous Biltmore Estate is a popular destination, as is the Grove Park Inn. Both downtown Asheville and The River Arts District provide fun sightseeing, best on foot, or try a LaZoom Bus Tour!
The Captain's Bookshelf
31 Page Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801