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Things to do in Asheville

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“A historic estate built in 1889 s-95 in The Blue Ridge Mountains 250 rooms French Renaissance chateau at a 178,926 square feet a must see any time of the year ,taking in the architectural design and breath taking gardens .tickets available on line 2 hr beautiful drive from villa in Murphy”
  • 388 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“The Sunny point is a great spot for breakfast and was featured on Good Morning America! Yup you’ve got to wait in line but they have a beautiful garden to stroll and coffee set up outside for your enjoyment while you wait.”
  • 260 locals recommend
Outdoor Event Space
“Sierra Nevada is a must-visit. The brewery is huge, and while you’re waiting for a table, you can walk around the brewery to see behind-the-scenes. Don’t forget to order the duck fat fries! ”
  • 220 locals recommend
Hotel
“A gorgeous hotel that's open to the public. Explore the 1920's era building, enjoy the great room with its giant fireplaces, and catch the sunset from their patio with a beverage. ”
  • 195 locals recommend
Garden
“Do you love nature but aren't huge on hiking? The Arboretum will sum it up perfectly! And in the spring/summer it's just so beautiful. They even have a succulent/bonzai tree feature that's incredibly fun.”
  • 176 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Great craft beer, bought out by Anheuser Busch but no major changes and still worth a visit ”
  • 167 locals recommend
Rock Club
“Asheville's most popular downtown music venue with local, national, and international acts almost every day of the week. ”
  • 157 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
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“This place gets all the press. You need a reservation way ahead of time but early or late you might get a spot at the bar”
  • 192 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“LaZoom tours are a must!! Such a fun way the explore Asheville. If you have the little ones in tow, try the Kid Comedy Tour!! So much fun for the whole family. You can even pack snacks and small cooler filled with beverages for the kids AND the adults! ;)”
  • 168 locals recommend
Bar
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“Cuisine for the sophisticated palate. Menu changes frequently. Delightful. Small space, need reservation. $$$”
  • 169 locals recommend
Brewery
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“New brewery near downtown Asheville on the French Broad River. About 20 minutes west.”
  • 118 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“The River arts District is an eclectic area full of everything from funky art to Fine Art. A brewery,local pubs and restaurants all within the same neighborhood..”
  • 126 locals recommend
Chocolate Shop
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“Skip dessert at the restaurant and head here for a delicious finish. The owners source the beans from their own Costa Rican estate. All organic. All handmade on site. Fab! ”
  • 141 locals recommend
Hotel
“Great restaurants, shops, street performers, Urban Trail with statues. Great place to wander around and explore the city!”
  • 99 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“The Isis a restored movie theater is a great place to listen to bluegrass! They also have a wonderful upstairs Piano-lounge where they feature dinner and a show in an intimate space”
  • 126 locals recommend
General Travel
“The Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center is located at Parkway milepost 384, which is about a mile south of the US 70 intersection (or one mile north of the US 74-A intersection) and about 8 miles east of downtown Asheville. The Folk Art Center is located nearby, two miles to the north along the Parkway.”
  • 88 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Breakfast Spot
“The Sunny point is a great spot for breakfast and was featured on Good Morning America! Yup you’ve got to wait in line but they have a beautiful garden to stroll and coffee set up outside for your enjoyment while you wait.”
  • 260 locals recommend
Hotel
“A gorgeous hotel that's open to the public. Explore the 1920's era building, enjoy the great room with its giant fireplaces, and catch the sunset from their patio with a beverage. ”
  • 195 locals recommend
Brewery
“Great craft beer, bought out by Anheuser Busch but no major changes and still worth a visit ”
  • 167 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
“This place gets all the press. You need a reservation way ahead of time but early or late you might get a spot at the bar”
  • 192 locals recommend
Bar
“Cuisine for the sophisticated palate. Menu changes frequently. Delightful. Small space, need reservation. $$$”
  • 169 locals recommend
Chocolate Shop
“Skip dessert at the restaurant and head here for a delicious finish. The owners source the beans from their own Costa Rican estate. All organic. All handmade on site. Fab! ”
  • 141 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“The Isis a restored movie theater is a great place to listen to bluegrass! They also have a wonderful upstairs Piano-lounge where they feature dinner and a show in an intimate space”
  • 126 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
“Best BBQ in the area. Hours are a little funky so check their times before you head that way.”
  • 130 locals recommend

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