When you think about coming to the beautiful North Carolina mountains, there may be a few ideas that you have had of things to do and places to visit in Asheville, North Carolina, but it might be hard to nail anything down. There are so many websites out there dedicated to all of the amazing places to visit in Asheville that it can be a bit overwhelming. We at Orchard Inn want to make a trip to the mountains for you an easy experience so we have done some of the planning for you and have come up with our top places to visit in Asheville, NC.
In our list of top places to visit in Asheville, there is a little bit for everyone. While this list may not incorporate everything it is a great jumping off point. First in our list are the amazing restaurants. There are so many to choose from that it could be hard. A great place to start is with Asheville’s Foodtopia site. This site has a wealth of information when it comes to area restaurants. When you have farms so close it’s easy to have some of the most delicious dishes around. Whether you are looking for a place for a quick lunch, a food truck, or the setting for a romantic evening, you will be able to find it here. If you are looking for an adventure, we suggest looking into one of their Food Foraging packages.
Along with the theme of food as our top places to visit in Asheville, NC we also suggest taking an afternoon to visit one of their breweries. Asheville has quickly become one of the top spots in the southeast for craft beer. There are many breweries to visit, smaller ones as well as some larger ones like Sierra Nevada. However, if you want to visit more than one, we suggest going on a tour. There are a few companies in Asheville that can host some amazing brewery tours. A couple we recommend is Brews Cruise and Brew-Ed. Brews Cruise is fantastic and has many options to choose from when it comes to tours. Brew-Ed is slightly different in that your tour guide is a certified Cicerone, a beer expert. You will get to walk around town and not only taste the beer but also learn how it’s made.
Moving on from the food and drinks of the area is shopping. You must consider one of their shopping areas as a top choice when you visit Asheville. They have everything from unique local shops to major brands for you to peruse. There are many different shopping districts all with shops filled with something for everyone. Be sure to check out this page to get a good idea of all of Asheville’s shopping areas and to help you narrow down your choices.
Lastly, you should consider spending a morning or afternoon at Biltmore. It is hands down one of the most beautiful places to visit in Asheville, if not all of North Carolina. You may think that the only thing to do there is to visit the home. You would be mistaken. They have delightful shops, winery tours, gardens, and much more. Interested in certain aspects of the Biltmore? Check out their specialized tours. This includes tours of the house as well as the grounds. Their guides are well versed in all things Biltmore and can easily answer any question you might have. Be sure to stay and have a meal in one of the restaurants in Antler Hill Village and surrounding area.
When you have an amazing town so close and set against the beautiful backdrop of the mountains, it’s an easy choice to visit our area. When you do choose to visit and pick some places to visit in Asheville NC we hope that you will consider staying with us at Orchard Inn. Located in nearby Saluda, NC we are close to Asheville and other area attractions. Our beautiful B&B has fantastic views of the mountains that can be seen throughout our property and our dining room. Each morning with us will start with a delicious breakfast homemade by our chefs. Be sure to save at least one dinner in the mountains with us at our in-house restaurant, Newman’s. Each night you will fall asleep peacefully in our quiet rooms and cottages. Contact us today and book a trip to see us and try out one of our top choices of places to visit in Asheville, NC.
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