Sometimes planning a vacation is more stressful than it should be. After all, you’re going on vacation to get away from stress! That’s why we’ve put together this guide for an Asheville vacation. Mix-n-match the following to create your perfect getaway BUT we recommend you leave one day flexible. So, if you’re planning a 5-day trip, leave one of the days open for spontaneity. Sometimes unplanned adventures are the best!
Asheville Vacation Food and Beer
A serious Asheville vacation plan must begin with food and beer. We are passionate about both here in our mountain town, and it shows! There are so many good places to eat and drink that it can get overwhelming. If you choose a few restaurants and breweries from the following list, you cannot go wrong. Special note: some of the restaurants take reservations, others do not. If at all possible, make a reservation to cut down on your wait time.
Laughing Seed Cafe (vegetarian)
Posana (gluten-free options)
Asheville Vacation Essentials
When you pack, you always include your toothbrush, right? Because it is essential for your trip. And no Asheville vacation list would be complete without the four following attractions – they are essential! You don’t have to visit each one on your trip, but you must visit them all at some point:
Asheville Vacation – Go Outside!
We love to be outside – obviously! We are a whitewater rafting, ziplining, canyoneering, and climbing adventure provider. But we also love to experience the great outdoors in other ways – such as hiking, camping, and birdwatching. So after you book your adventure with us, consider these other awesome options.
Go on a French Broad Adventure!
Other outdoor options
Asheville Vacation – Fun out of the sun!
There’s plenty to do indoors if you want to balance your trip out with a little culture, relaxation, and music. In fact, after a long sweaty hike, a visit to a foot spa may be just what you need.
Asheville Vacation – Downtown
Downtown Asheville is full of delights, and we couldn’t possibly list all of our favorite things to do. We can, however, list a few favorites!
Asheville Vacation Tours
Art, food, history, and haunted – we’ve got lots of fun tours to take in Asheville. Tours are an easy way to get to know more about what Asheville has to offer and you’ll never know what you might learn.
Asheville Vacation – Events and Festivals
Thankfully, it isn’t our job to keep an updated list of all the cool events and festivals going on in the Asheville area. The good folks over at Explore Asheville have that difficult job! And since they’ve already done the incredible legwork, we figured we would send you over to look at their calendar. Just choose the days you’ll be in Asheville, and the category you’re interested in, and click ‘search’.