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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
“George Vanderbilt's 250-room castle is America's Largest Home and a top attraction in Asheville. Plan a visit to Biltmore House, explore 8,000 acres of grounds, or book a behind-the-scenes tour.”
  • 375 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Excellent breakfast served all day with other goodies as well. Specializing in farm-to-table cuisines.”
  • 252 locals recommend
Outdoor Event Space
“This is the grand-daddy of breweries with tours, outdoor venues, music, and an exceptional restaurant. A true connoisseur’s delight. ”
  • 208 locals recommend
Hotel
“Architecture, history, good food, ambiance, spa options, views... this place has you covered.”
  • 192 locals recommend
Garden
“Not just the garden. Hiking trails as well that are informative. Dogs are allowed on the trails but not inside the gardens. ”
  • 176 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Great place for beer, wine and wonderful choices of things to eat. Restaurant and bar are upstairs and a bar and heated outside seating for those who have dogs. ”
  • 167 locals recommend
Rock Club
“Nationally renowned music venue which hosts a variety of shows throughout the week”
  • 154 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
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“Spanish tapas restaurant that’s a hip eatery in a former 1927 bus depot offering elevated small plates, cured meats, sherries & wine. Many locals and visitors love this restaurant”
  • 184 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Funnest and most hilarious tour this side of the Mississippi. Prepare to be entertained. ”
  • 165 locals recommend
Bar
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“Right across the street from WALK, this place looks like a dive on the outside, but has amazing food! ”
  • 173 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Asheville is one of the top beer cities in America with over 30 breweries dotting the city landscape. Two of the nation’s largest craft breweries, New Belgium Brewing Company (2.6mi) and Sierra Nevada (19mi.), decided to open their East Coast headquarters in Asheville, and the area has attracted plenty of small-batch-focused breweries that constantly push the envelope with experimental flavors, local ingredients, and fun collaborations. •New Belgium brewery   21 Craven St, Asheville, NC 28806 2.6 miles Closed 8pm •Sierra Nevada  100 Sierra Nevada Way, Fletcher, NC 28732 18 miles  Closed at 9pm ”
  • 113 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Awesome food, breweries and a winery, superb artists' studios, small music scene!”
  • 127 locals recommend
Chocolate Shop
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“This is an Asheville classic. A BCorp, this company is integral from the core. And their products are amazing. Especially the coconut macaroon brownie!”
  • 140 locals recommend
Hotel
“Always something to see in Downtown Asheville while you shop, wine and dine.”
  • 100 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Located in a converted theater, come for the great local music, stay for the great cocktails and specialty dishes”
  • 125 locals recommend
General Travel
“Wonderful place to start exploring the Blue Ridge! We are lucky to not live so far away! The Visitor Center is also very interesting for the history behind the Parkway.”
  • 87 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Breakfast Spot
“Excellent breakfast served all day with other goodies as well. Specializing in farm-to-table cuisines.”
  • 252 locals recommend
Hotel
“Architecture, history, good food, ambiance, spa options, views... this place has you covered.”
  • 192 locals recommend
Brewery
“Great place for beer, wine and wonderful choices of things to eat. Restaurant and bar are upstairs and a bar and heated outside seating for those who have dogs. ”
  • 167 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
“Spanish tapas restaurant that’s a hip eatery in a former 1927 bus depot offering elevated small plates, cured meats, sherries & wine. Many locals and visitors love this restaurant”
  • 184 locals recommend
Bar
“Right across the street from WALK, this place looks like a dive on the outside, but has amazing food! ”
  • 173 locals recommend
Chocolate Shop
“This is an Asheville classic. A BCorp, this company is integral from the core. And their products are amazing. Especially the coconut macaroon brownie!”
  • 140 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Located in a converted theater, come for the great local music, stay for the great cocktails and specialty dishes”
  • 125 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
“Some of the best barbecue you will ever consume! Unusual hours so check ahead!”
  • 128 locals recommend

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