Off the Eaten Path’s Asheville Travel Guide highlights where to stay, what to eat and drink, and what to do in Asheville, North Carolina.
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Asheville, North Carolina needs no introduction.
(But just in case North Carolina’s most popular mountain destination does, here’s a short one.)
Known for its booming brewery scene (Asheville has more breweries per capita than any other U.S. city), creative culinary options (with several nationally recognized restaurants and a heavy focus on local sourcing), thriving arts and culture, outdoor adventures, deep history, vibrant spirit, and Blue Ridge Mountain backdrop, Asheville has become a top tourist destination in the Southeast.
Just about 2 hours from Charlotte, Asheville is the perfect place for a day trip, quick weekend getaway or week-long relaxing retreat, making it one of the most popular travel spots for Charlotteans.
(Not from Charlotte? No problem! Asheville is easily accessible by two major interstates, I-40 and I-26, and there are many direct flights from major U.S. cities to the Asheville Regional Airport. Flying into Charlotte, Greensboro, or Raleigh, renting a car and road tripping to Asheville is also a great option.)
This Asheville Travel Guide highlights all the must sees, must dos, must eats and must drinks in Asheville, NC!
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Explore the Blue Ridge Parkway. The 469 mile thoroughfare between Shenendoah and Great Smoky Mountains National Parks is one of the most scenic routes in America, tracing the ridges of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
The Parkway runs right next to Asheville offering beautiful hikes, roadside picnic spots, and panoramic vistas.
Sip on a local beer. Put back a pint (or two, or a few) of local beer from one of Asheville’s 40+ local breweries and cideries.
Boasting more breweries per capita than any other U.S. city, each of Asheville’s breweries has its unique atmosphere, personality and brews.
Visit Biltmore Estate. Imagine what it would be like to live in the lap of luxury while visiting Biltmore Estate.
Built in 1895, the Biltmore is the largest privately-owned estate in the United States; your admission lets you tour the home as well as enjoy the grounds which includes gardens, restaurants and a winery.
ASHEVILLE TRAVEL GUIDE: PLACES TO STAY IN ASHEVILLE, NC
ASHEVILLE TRAVEL GUIDE: WHERE TO EAT IN ASHEVILLE, NC
ASHEVILLE TRAVEL GUIDE: BREWERIES IN ASHEVILLE, NC
This is a list of the Asheville breweries we’ve personally visited. Click here to learn more about the Asheville beer scene and see even more breweries!
ASHEVILLE TRAVEL GUIDE: THINGS TO DO IN ASHEVILLE, NC
Hike (our favorite Asheville area hikes include Mount Pisgah, Graveyard Fields, Craggy Gardens, Black Balsam Knob and Tennet Mountain, Mount Mitchell)