Best Hotels, Breweries & More in Asheville, NC

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Advisor - Jenna LaCroix
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Jenna LaCroix

  • USA

  • North Carolina

  • Asheville

  • Active Travel

  • Adventure Travel

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  • Food & Wine

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  • Outdoors

  • Hiking

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Curator’s statement

Asheville is the perfect destination whether you're looking for a couple's romantic getaway, a family trip, or something in between. It really lights up in the holidays, especially with The Biltmore. The Biltmore during Christmas is worth the trip alone - it is so magical. Next to The Biltmore is Biltmore village with a very walkable part of the town featuring great shops and restaurants. Downtown Asheville has even more restaurants and shops to offer. Don't forget to check out some of the Asheville-based breweries before leaving. With hiking nearby, this destination has something for everyone!

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Things to do in Asheville, North Carolina

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Sierra Nevada Brewery Tour: See how this sustainable brewery brews its beer and don't leave without trying their food at the restaurant next door. They ginger-soy wings I never leave without getting an order.

Biltmore: Make sure to check out this North Carolina Historic Mansion. Don't leave without walking the gardens or stopping at the winery!

Spa at The Omni Grove Park Inn: Spend the day at this award-winning spa for a more relaxing day.

Hiking Trails: Craggy Gardens, Mount Mitchell, Black Blossom Knob and Looking Glass Rock.

Asheville Brewery Tours: A great way to visit some of the local breweries.

French Broad River: Tubing down the river in the summertime is a favorite activity of the locals.

Pubcycle Tours: Get exercise in while enjoying a drink or two.

Places to eat & drink in Asheville, North Carolina

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Breakfast in Asheville

The Rhu: Homemade bread & pastries plus coffee & tea. Some of the best breakfast sandwiches. More of a casual grab-and-go option. Pro tip: order ahead to cut the long lines on the weekends.

The Blackbird Restaurant: Great sit-down brunch spot with a great selection. Pro tip: make a reservation to avoid a wait.

Green Sage: Healthy, organic and sustainable. You can order at the counter and choose whether you want to dine in or get takeaway.

Lunch in Asheville

Wicked Week: One of my absolute favorites for lunch and a local craft beer. I'd classify the food as seasonal pub fare. Be prepared for a long wait during weekends. Pro tip: Go right when they open for an early lunch, then go about your day!

Chi Pani: Indian chaat (street snacks) plus homestyle platters (thalis) in a funky, laid-back space. Their Chicken Tikka Roll is worth whatever wait you have to endure. Pro Tip: Get takeaway and go enjoy on a cute street bench nearby!

Corner Kitchen: Think going into your relative's cozy home for a home-cooked meal. Pro tip: Make reservations as this is a very popular spot in Biltmore Village.

Dinner in Asheville

Rhubarb: Farm-to-table American fare bringing to life each season's produce. I love visiting this restaurant for dinner because the menu frequently changes. Pro tip: make a reservation at least two weeks in advance.

Curate: Highlights authentic Spanish cuisine with tapas and small plates. Pro tip: make a reservation as soon as you have your travel dates. These ones go fast!

Zambra: Fine wine and western Mediterranean tapas. Pro tip: make a reservation.

Need to Know

For more travel tips, check out this guide to Asheville by Fora Advisor Joslyn Weaver: Romantic Long Weekend Getaway in Asheville.

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