Things to Do in Asheville:


Asheville boasts a phenomenal food and beer scene. It has more breweries per square capita than anywhere else in the U.S. There are dozens of breweries and around 100 local craft beers. Asheville is also home to some of the best farm-to-table style cooking around. Delicious BBQ? Check. Buttery, fluffy biscuits? Double Check. It’s very hard to have a bad meal in Asheville, but see below for our recommendations for some of the best restaurants and breweries in the area.



Favorite Restaurants:

  • Tupelo Honey Cafe: Delicious biscuits, shrimp & grits, NC Charm
  • Laughing Seed: Vegetarian/Vegan food: Very tasty food at an even better price.
  • Limones: California meets Mexican food
  • Biscuit Head: Biscuits, Gravy Flights, Jam Bar, Lots of sides
  • 12 Bones: Obama’s favorite BBQ spot. Need we say more?
  • Cook-Out: North Carolina’s version of an In & Out but dare we say better?
  • White Duck Taco Shop: Delicious and unpretentious Mexican food.
  • Early Girl Eatery: Cheerful spot for Southern fare with all-day breakfast, local brews & wine.

Favorite Breweries:

Wicked Weed

Asheville Brewing Co.

Bhramari Brewhouse

Wedge Brewery



cocktail bars:

The Crow & The Quill

Top of the Monk



Live Music:

  • 5 Walnut Wine Bar: Wednesday Night - African Folk Music 8-10?
  • Jack of the Wood: Irish Folk Music - What Night?
  • Foggy Mountain: Every night - lots of funk/jazz
  • Tressa’s: Old New Orleans Style Jazz, cocktails, atmosphere



Outdoor Activities:

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville is known for being an ideal place to enjoy the outdoors. Some activities we suggest are hiking, mountain biking, or rafting through the plethora of national forests and parks the area has to offer. Or take a scenic drive along the curvy mountain roads, stopping along the way to check out waterfalls and other gorgeous Western North Carolina views. If the outdoors aren’t your thing, book a tour of the Historic Biltmore Estates. Built by George Vanderbilt in the late 1800s, Biltmore Estates offers wine tasting, 75 acres of lush gardens, farm to table dining, an extensive collection of art, books, architecture, sculpture and other treasures.


Scenic Drives:





Local Tourist Sites:

State & National Parks - https://www.exploreasheville.com/outdoor-adventures/

NC Arboretum - http://www.ncarboretum.org/

Biltmore Estate Tours - http://www.biltmore.com/visit