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Guide to Asheville

Updated: Sep 11, 2021

Coffee Shops: The Times Bar - downtown

Well Bred- Biltmore Village

Grind AVL- Black Owned Business/ River Arts District

Mosaic Cafe - Biltmore Park

Restaurants: Wasabi- downtown/sushi and hibachi

131 Main-Biltmore Park/ fine dining

Red Stag- Biltmore Village @ Grand Bohemian hotel/ fine dining

Lobster Trap- downtown/upscale/seafood

Walk- River Arts District/ brunch

Sunny Point- Haywood Road/ Brunch

Storm Rhum Bar and Bistro- upscale/downtown

The Social- downtown brunch and rooftop bar

Corner Kitchen- Biltmore Village/ Lunch

Rooftop Bars: Hemingways Cuba/ downtown

Pillar Rooftop Bar/ downtown

Capella on 9/ downtown (my personal fave- the views are great)

Bars/ Dancing:

Ben's Tune Up (our favorite) downtown

Tiger Mountain / downtown

The Dueling Piano Bar / downtown

Scandals- Drag Shows!!/ downtown

Treasure Club -strip club

Must See/ photo opportunities!!

The Double Decker Bus (downtown)

The Grove Park Inn

Biltmore Estate

Blue Ridge Parkway

Sierra Nevada Brewery

Dolly Parton mural (West Asheville)


The Grove Park is hands down the home to the most luxurious spa experience in Asheville- but its pricey and very hard to get in to.

Here are some other options I love for a relaxing spa day...

Hot Springs- soak in a natural hot spring private tub and enjoy a massage afterwards- bring your own food and drink to enjoy while you soak.

Sauna House- at only $35 a person, this is a great option for groups. Enjoy 2 hours in the bathhouse including showers, a wet and dry sauna and cold plunge! Massages are also available at an additional charge.

The Spa at Biltmore Village- not to be confused with the spa at the actual Biltmore Estate. This is a beautiful spa that offers spa parties also. Before you go, enjoy a stroll in historic Biltmore village and grab a coffee at Well Bred, then head back to the village after your spa day for dinner and skinny margs at The Cantina. The village also offers an upscale shopping experience with stores like LuLuLemon, Nest (my favorite), Chicos, William-Sonoma and more. Lots of unique art galleries too!

Things to do:

Zen Tubing

The Amazing Pubcycle

Axe Throwing @ Axeville

Ziplining at Navitat

Hiking: Hooker Falls/Triple Falls

Shopping in Biltmore Village

Shopping at Asheville Outlets

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