Things To Do In Asheville Nc
There are literarly tons of things to do in Asheville, North Carolina. From outdoor adventures to fine dining to art galleries, Asheville offers something for everyone. Keep reading for a list of six things you need to do on your trip to Asheville.
- Asheville Pizza and Brewing Company. Affectionately known by locals as the Brew 'n View, this combination micro-brewery, pizzaria, and movie theater is a little slice (get it?) of bachelor-pad heaven. Movies are cheap, and you can eat great pizza and drink awesome beer while you watch them. Movies not your thing? Despair not - there is a room full of arcade games and pool tables too.
- River Arts District. Asheville is known for the high number of creative artists who call the city home, and one of the best places to view their work is the River Arts District. Every Friday and Saturday you can go to the River Arts District and view the work of 60-70 local artists. Touring their studios is a great way to get a glimpse into the life of a working artists and an excellent way to pick up some fantastic local art to adorn your walls.
- Hiking, Mountain Biking, and Boating. You can find tons of top-notch hiking and mountain biking trails just outside of Asheville. Check out the Pisgah National Forest, the Nantahala National Forest, and the Bent Creek Recrational Area for some of the best hiking and mountain biking trails on the east coast. Don't have a mountain bike? No worries, many of the local shops rent mountain bikes for a modest price. For boating, check out the canoeing and kayaking runs on the French Broad river.
- Orange Peel Social Aid and Pleasure Club. The Orange Peel is Aseville's premire venue for live music. You'll find lots of of local bands at smaller venues, but the Orange Peel is the venue where out of town bands are most likely to play. A wide variety of bands play at the Orange Peel, so you're sure to find something that you'll like during your stay.
- Blue Ridge Parkway. Built during the 1930's, the Blue Ridge Parkway is a national senic route that stretches from Virginia to North Carolina. It passes through Asheville, and driving along it winding route is a great way to see the mountains and to take in the natural beauty of the area. Be sure to stop for photos at the overlooks.
- Shopping and Dining. Downtown Asheville is home to many unique shops and boutiques. You'll want to spend a few hours perusing the shops on Lexington Avenue, Haywood Street, and the Battery Park area. While you're downtown, be sure to sample some of the amazing food that's available at local restaurants. For Mexican, head to Limones. In the mood for Indian? Check out Mela on Lexinton Avenue. Want some good southern cooking? Tupelo Honey or the Early Girl Eatery are your best bet.