To escape the summer heat, head to refreshing swimming holes and splash pads like Splasheville in Pack Square Park. Asheville's own French Broad River is the perfect place to cool off with swimming, kayaking, tubing, and paddle boarding at your disposal. There are also many breweries to explore featuring refreshing craft beers that will quench your thirst. The fall offers scenic vistas at every bend with a ride down the Blue Ridge Parkway being the top contender. Go apple and pumpkin picking with the family, or simply head to the breweries for fresh, crisp cider beer.