Asheville Vacation – We’ve planned it for you!

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.


12 Bones Smokehouse

Avenue M

Biscuit Head

Chai Pani


French Broad Chocolate Lounge

The Hop Ice Cream Shop

Laughing Seed Cafe (vegetarian)

The Lobster Trap


Posana (gluten-free options)

Red Ginger Dimsum and Tapas


Sunny Point Café

Tupelo Honey Café



The Amazing Pubcycle

Archetype Brewing

Asheville Pizza and Brewing

Bhramari Brewing Company

French Broad River Brewery (We created our own beer with them! Read about it here.)

Ginger’s Revenge

Green Man Brewery

Highland Brewing Company

Pisgah Brewing

Wedge Brewing Company

Wicked Weed

The Thirsty Monk

asheville vacation essentialsAsheville 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:

The Biltmore Estate

The Blue Ridge Parkway

Grove Park Inn

LaZoom Tours

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!

Calm water rafting



Whitewater rafting


Other outdoor options


Botanical Gardens


Fly Fishing


Horseback Riding and Trails

Hot Air Balloon Rides

The North Carolina Arboretum



Western North Carolina Nature Center

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 Art Museum

Blue Spiral 1

Grove Park Inn Spa

Isis Music Hall

Jack of the Wood

The Orange Peel

The River Arts District

Sensibilities Day Spa

Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center

Wake Foot Sanctuary

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 Bee Charmer

Asheville Drum Circle

Asheville Pinball Museum

Asheville Salt Cave

Basilica of St. Lawrence

Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar


LaZoom Room Bar & Gorilla

The L.O.F.T. (Lost Objects, Found Treasures)

Malaprop’s Bookstore and Cafe

Storm Rhum Bar

The Times at S&W

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 rooftopThe Amazing Pubcycle

Asheville Art Studio Tours

Asheville Brewery Tours

Asheville Craft Beer Bike Tours 

Asheville Detours

Asheville Farm to Table Tours

Asheville Food Tours 

Asheville Rooftop Bar Tours

Asheville Wellness Tours

BREW-ed Brewery & History Walking Tours

Eating Asheville Walking Food Tours

Hood Huggers International

LaZoom Comedy Tours 

Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours

Tukit Tour Co

Wild Food Foraging Tour

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’.

Event and Festival Calendar

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