Best Hotels, Breweries & More in Asheville, NC
Food & Wine
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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Where to stay in Asheville, North Carolina
The Foundry Hotel Asheville, Curio Collection by Hilton
Polished hotel with modern rooms located just a short drive from Biltmore Estate.
The Inn on Biltmore Estate
Beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites on North Carolina's notable Vanderbilt estate.
Kimpton Hotel Arras
Set in a former bank building, this refined hotel boasts floor-to-ceiling windows and a Mediterranean restaurant in downtown Asheville.
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Things to do in Asheville, North Carolina
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
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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