Requested by Katie

I'M GOING TO ASHEVILLE IN APRIL! WHERE DO I NEED TO GO/WHAT DO I NEED TO SEE? 🌎

(💾 for your next visit to Asheville, NC) @kates08 Sorry this took so long but I do my best getting things finished just under the wire!
  1. So in April, basically you will eat, drink, hike, and shop(local bookstores and other specialty shops) in Asheville!
  2. The obvious touristy thing to do is go to the Biltmore, but unless you love that historical stuff it's pricey & will eat up a good part of one of your days!
  3. If you do want to do something touristy and fun, I suggest the LaZoom Comedy Tour (aka the big purple bus)! You'll learn fun facts about Asheville & go through historic gorgeous Montford neighborhoods. Departs from & returns to Downtown Asheville. Suggestion: bring an alcoholic beverage for the ride- you're allowed!
  4. Just walk around downtown Asheville. You'll see lots of buskers and people watching is always entertaining. Check out various shops on Lexington Avenue and I'd checkout the Woolworth Walk Art Gallery
  5. If you're downtown on a Friday evening, check out the drum circle at Pritchard Park - fun to observe!
  6. There are so many places to grab breakfast: I always recommend the Early Girl Eatery
  7. Other breakfast spots: Tupelo Honey Cafe, Sunny Point Cafe or one of the spots on this list by @THEToughCookie
    BISCUITS IN ASHEVILLE Biscuits in Asheville
  8. Dinner: There are so many options, you can't really go wrong as long as you eat somewhere local. Some of my favorites: The LAB$$ (also a brewery but it's first come first serve) , Ben's Tune Up $$("Asian Fusion"), Wasabi $$ (Sushi), Limones $$$("Californian&Mexican cooking") Zambra $$$(Tapas) Wherever you go, make reservations!
  9. This list of Asheville recommendations is a mix of my suggestions and those of others! 😬
  10. French Broad Chocolate Lounge
  11. Beer - Most restaurants serve local beer but going to some of the craft breweries is recommended. The rapidly growing South Slope, apparently being called the "Brewery District" is where I recommend since it's walking distance from down town and you can hit Catawba Brewery, Burial Beer Co., The Funkatorium, Twin Leaf Brewing, Hi-Wire Brewery...
  12. Other Breweries worth visiting: Highland Brewing (always had outdoor entertainment on the weekend), Wicked Weed Brewing (I call this the place where all the tourists go but the taproom downstairs offers a unique selection) , Wedge Brewing Co. (In the River Arts District)
  13. Hiking: I'm not a big hiker but these people are: http://www.exploreasheville.com/outdoor-adventures/hiking/
    Also, check out this list by @dpickus MY TOP NATURE WALKS IN ASHEVILLE MY TOP NATURE WALKS AROUND ASHEVILLE
  14. If it's a nice spring weekend you could check out the NC Arboretum (costs $ but gorgeous grounds)
  15. If traveling with someone who loves art galleries: ZaPow ("first gallery focusing on illustration and Pop Art on the Southeast") I can spend a good hour wandering in here!
  16. If traveling with someone who loves bookstores: Malaprop's Bookstore, The Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar, The Captain's Bookshelf, Downtown Books and News
  17. If traveling with someone who loves movies: Asheville Brew & View: Pizza, Beer, and movie theater
  18. If traveling with someone who loves adventure: Navitat (tree based zip lining adventures) I actually did this and loved it! 🌳
  19. If traveling with someone who loves live music: Check out who is playing at the Grey Eagle (Best place to see live music in my opinion - not too large of a venue and they always have good musical acts)
  20. Another miscellaneous list:
  21. When you get into town pick up this week's Mountain Xpress (FREE) outside of almost any business to see what's happening and just to read!
  22. Enjoy your visit to Asheville, NC!