Our Asheville guide offers ideas on fun things to do and good places to eat in Asheville, North Carolina.

This guide will grow further over time and your recommendations are welcome!

Bebettes New Orleans Coffee House

Have a taste of delicious beignets, beignet sandwiches, New Orleans-style coffee drinks, and a variety of other foods and beverages. 

The Bier Garden

A great stop for a beer enthusiast with a variety of delicious German foods to choose from. 

Biltmore Estate

This beautiful estate and historic family home of George and Edith Vanderbilt offers 8000 acres to explore. Visit the house, the gardens, the village and the winery. You can even stay at one of the hotels and inns on site.


Blue Ridge Parkway

Enjoy scenic views of the mountains, forests, and pastoral landscapes from almost every angle. Take the time to enjoy the beauty of the surroundings while you drive through this most visited national park.  

Botanical Gardens at Asheville

This 10-acre botanical garden is free to park and explore.  Tour the garden and the beauty of the native plants. They offer classes and events as well as trails to walk the gardens on your own.  


At Chestnut, the food is handcrafted and locally sourced. The menu changes monthly to make use of the seasonal ingredients grown in the area.  


A popular Spanish tapas restaurant in downtown Asheville, Cúrate is often booked well in advance on weekends. Be sure and make your reservation before heading to town if you wish to experience the delicious offerings here.  

Green Man Brewery

Enjoy beer which has a long history and a reputation for consistency and quality. The brewery has a fun vibe and a fun variety of brews.  

Fahrenheit Pizza & Brewhouse

This family-owned restaurant is a great place for pizza, smoked wings, and beer in a comfortable and family-friendly environment.  

Highland Brewing Company

Stop in their downtown taproom to try a variety of quality crafted beers. They are the oldest in Asheville and the largest independent brewery in the Southeast!  

Little Pearl Asheville

Whether you’re in the mood for fresh, delicious seafood dishes, burgers, or even steak, this is a stop to make. Order from the raw bar or my favorite, the lobster rolls.  

The Market Place Restaurant

With a focus on American farm-to-table style dishes, be prepared to enjoy delicious, healthy, and locally sourced meals.  

Pack’s Tavern

This is a casual, comfortable environment with a large outdoor space. Try one of their salads, pizzas, and more paired with a local cider or beer.  

River Arts District Asheville NC 

Become immersed in a creative surrounding with a variety of options to view such as art galleries, basketry, and ceramics.   

Skinny Beats Sound Shop

Choose from a variety of musical instruments for purchase or take part in one of their sound healing or Djembe classes.   

Storm Rhum Bar and Bistro

A chef-owned and operated eatery with a variety of delicious menu items and craft cocktails, the changing menu features locally sourced, seasonal ingredients.  

Sunny Point Café

If you love comfort food then don’t miss this spot on your next trip. Sunny Point Cafe offers southern basics, breakfast all day and craft cocktails in West Asheville. They even grow produce on site.  

Twin Leaf Brewery

Enjoy a variety of quality beer and snacks in this small, boutique brewery. They have some cider and ginger beer on tap from local brewers for those who prefer something besides beer.  

Wedge Brewing

There are two Wedge locations in the River Arts District. Both offer food options and their tasty beers including sours, wheats, pilsners, porters and lots of hoppy IPAs. They also tap a couple of neighboring brews to offer cider and ginger beer options. Visit our Asheville guide on Instagram below to see more about each of these places in Asheville, NC:  


















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