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)
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
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:
The Amazing Pubcycle
Axe Throwing @ Axeville
Ziplining at Navitat
Hiking: Hooker Falls/Triple Falls
Shopping in Biltmore Village
Shopping at Asheville Outlets