Asheville is constantly on the radar when it comes to the media talking about us. And for the most part, it is good news. Online websites and magazines are calling us out regularly for the great food, beer, music, tours, and so much more. Here are some articles about Asheville North Carolina that you may have missed:
There comes a time in many of our lives when marriage is on the horizon. You already hear wedding bells, you are thinking about the home you will be living in, and the excitement of starting a new family is a dream come true. But before we walk down that aisle, it is wise to take a few days to celebrate the ending of your singleness. Because if not, it is left unsettled and may creep up on you later in life when you least suspect it. A wedding and a marriage can sometimes be overwhelming, so taking time to breathe before you make one of the biggest moves in your life is pretty much mandatory.
Now some ladies like to stay around their hometown and celebrate their bachelorette party, while others want to travel to another city. Some of my friends have recently been to Savannah GA and Charleston SC for their celebrations. They rented out a house on AirBNB, planned out the eateries, breweries, and nightlife they wanted to experience, and off they went. Now Asheville is a big bachelorette party destination so here is a quick guide to help you pick some great places when you are in town.
Where you will stay is very important as negative lodging experiences can ruin the whole trip. Yes, maybe you are going to be out and about and not spend that much time in the room, but when you do come back for even a little cat nap, you want to be clean, comfortable, secure, and well taken care of. The Hotel Indigo is always a great spot, as well as the Omni Grove Park, the Inn at Biltmore and the Grand Bohemian Hotel.
Places to eat are many in Asheville North Carolina, so you will not go hungry. Places like Fig Bistro, Curate, Junction, The Admiral, and many others offer fine meals and a great time. You can also check out the breweries-eateries that serve both craft brews and good food. Or maybe you want an amazing meal catered by a personal chef to your room or house rental? In that case, make sure you meet Chef Katie!
Wine may be in your plans and Asheville has several great spots for that. Visiting the winery at The Biltmore is a fine experience to have. Then downtown has several locations such as 5 Walnut Wine Bar, Sante, and Battery Park Book Exchange which are all great.
The breweries in Asheville are a big part of our community. And it is not just the beer, but the craft and experience. Check out this tour map of 10 Asheville Breweries that you could check out when you are in town. Also Pour Taproom in west Asheville has a bunch of beer taps and it is self-serve, so you can spend an hour or two sampling craft brews.
Asheville has lots of sweets to go around, and it was recently National Dessert Day, so here is a blog post full of desserts stops in the area, each with their own little twist.
Coffee is big here in Asheville North Carolina, and you will surely fall in love with many of our little coffee shops around town. Here is a blog post about 24 Places To Get Coffee In Asheville.
We have several great places to have cocktails in Asheville NC on the AskAsheville Cocktails Page. But there are several other spots in the area such as Post 70 on the east side of town, plus Sovereign Remedies, Limones, and Posana downtown, that you need to check out.
Nightlife is an essential for bachelorette parties, and Asheville has lots to do. 5 Walnut Wine Bar is pretty much a sure shot when it comes to music, wine and beer. It is usually packed, but worth the wait to get in. The same goes for Nightbell, another must-visit spot. Then there are plenty of music venues such The Orange Peel and Asheville Music Hall downtown, Isis Music Hall in west Asheville, and Grey Eagle in the River Arts District.
There are several tours you may want to take around town. LaZoom Comedy Tours offers a blend of Asheville history, humor, and plus you can bring your own bottles and drink away during the whole tour. The Amazing Pubcycle allows you to pedal around town, singing and dancing. Asheville Premier Transportation offers private brewery, restaurant, wine, and scenic tours for groups, and they are fantastic! And don’t forget to tour the famed Biltmore Estateto see the house, winery, and their beautiful property.
National foodie days are a great reminder to eat some of the things that we have maybe forgot about, and an excuse to even splurge on some sinful desires that our personal trainer has deprived us of. National Dessert Day is a time to reflect on all of the delicious desserts we have eaten over the course of our lives. I grew up in New York City where we were surrounded by Italian bakeries, cannolis, 7 layer cookies, and so much more. Now I live in Asheville, and dessert is just about everywhere you look. And I’m looking!
We have made a list of places to go for some great dessert in the Asheville area:
Smallcakes Cupcakery: A cupcake and ice cream franchise with locations in 26 States and also 2 International locations is getting ready to open in Asheville NC. This goes to show you how much the foodie scene is rapidly growing in the Western North Carolina area, as this location in particular has the Coldstone Creamery ice cream shop right across the street from them in Biltmore Park, and Yaya’s Frozen Yogurt just two block away. And cupcakes are pretty big in the Asheville area with some delicious spots such as Short Street Cakes, Ruth & Ranshaw, and a La CupCakes. Yet, we are still a long way off from saying that there are too many cupcakes in Asheville. The Asheville Foodie Community definitely approves of more cupcake action in town. Bring It!
It used to be Sugar & Spice and everything nice, but Asheville has a twist on that. Sugar & Snow Gelato was launched in 2013, and available in a couple of places, as well as in a push cart that you could find around town, at events, and for catering. But now things are about to change for the better as they are opening up a new cafe in the Bent Creek area on Brevard Rd, not far from the North Carolina Aboretum.