How to become a Google Local Guide in Asheville, NC

Aerial view of The Biltmore

This magnificent 8,000-acre estate is a National Historic Landmark | Photo provided by ©The Biltmore Company

Matthew Turley

If you always let the camera eat first at brunch, know all the best rooftop bars, and can give a tourist directions to the Biltmore with your eyes closed, you might be the perfect Local Guide. 🤩

What’s a Local Guide?

Google’s global community of locals who write reviews, share photos, answer questions, add or edit places + check facts on Google Maps.

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Photo of The North Carolina Arboretum by Local Guide Mitch Green — photos are worth 5 points | Screenshot

That just sounds like work — why would I do it?

  • Your contributions help inform others, make it easier for them to find what they’re looking for, and you help support small businesses. Win, win, win.
  • Earn points for contributions and get rewards when you reach new levels.
  • Connect with other guides and learn even more about Asheville + the world.

Bonus: Once you reach level 4, you get a badge beside your name that lets others know you’re an expert.

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The orange badge lets others know you’re an expert — glad you loved Sunny Point Café, Gaybriell.

What are the eligibility requirements?

  • Be an individualyou cannot represent a business, brand, or organization
  • Have a valid Google account
  • Be at least 18 years old

You can sign up to participate here.

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