Last weekend my friend Ansley and I went to Asheville, North Carolina for a girls weekend and it was such a fun trip! There really is so much to see and do in Asheville, if you enjoy hiking, breweries, and good food then it is definitely somewhere you should add to your travel list! Here is my Asheville travel guide.
Asheville Travel Guide
- Wicked Weed Funkatorium: This is such a fun brewery to visit! It’s all sour beers and they had great beer flights to choose from, and lots of food options.
- Burial: This brewery had mostly outdoor seating & would be perfect in the warmer weather!
- Bhramari Brewing Company: We got cocktails here and oh my goodness it was the best cocktail of my life! I ordered the Pie Felicia and it literally tastes like Key Lime Pie! They also had great food options and lots of different beers to try.
Other Brewery Recommendations:
These are brewery recommendations we received but they were closed or we weren’t able to make it to them!
- Sierra Nevada: This was closed, but it was highly recommended to me by so many people. If it had been open we definitely would have gone!
- The New Wedge Brewery: We saw this brewery and it looked really cool, but sadly did’t have time to get there.
- New Belgium Brewing: This was also closed, but it looked really cool from what we saw!
- Wicked Weed: This is regular beers, not sours and we wanted to go but it had a wait so we skipped it. I have been before & it is worth going to!
All the food we had in Asheville was so good! Someone told me Asheville is a foodie city and they were not wrong! There were so many different restaurants I wanted to try, but being there for 2 nights I only managed to get to a few. These are the ones we visited:
- Into Ramen & Japanese: The ramen here was so good & they had lots of other Japanese food as well! We had the takoyaki balls and vegetable ramen and they were both delicious.
- Taco Billy: The breakfast tacos here were so good but they are very filling!
- Chai Pani: This Indian street food was to die for! I had a lamb sloppy joe and it was so good. Ansley had a chicken tikka masala wrap & kale pakoras which both tasted amazing.
- Hemingway’s: A Cuban restaurant with a great rooftop! The food & drinks were good & the rooftop would be perfect for relaxing and drinking on once it warms up a little!
Other food recommendations:
- Early Girl Eatery: This was recommended by many people for brunch! Unfortunately we didn’t really have time to do a brunch while we were there, but the menu looked so good.
- Tupelo Honey: I’ve been to the Arlington,VA location and it is really food southern style food! Perfect for brunch
Places to drink:
- Battery Park Book Exchange: This was a bookstore with a champagne bar inside of it! It was super cute, had a ton of drinks to choose from, as well as a great dessert menu with different pies.
There are so many trails & hikes to choose from in Asheville! These are the ones that we did & I wish we had time to have done more!
- Catawba Falls: Great waterfalls and a moderately easy hike.
- Triple Falls & Hooker Falls: The waterfalls here were stunning! It was a pretty easy and short hike to see the two of them, but there were more trails you could do there that would be more challenging.
View from the Lookout Trail
- Lookout Trail: This was the hardest hike we did, but it was definitely worth it! It had great views of the mountains
Where to stay:
- Airbnb: We stayed at this Airbnb, and it was perfect for our stay! It was in West Asheville, and it was a very short Uber to go downtown! It was within walking distance of a number of restaurants & breweries, including New Belgium Brewing.
- Downtown Asheville: You can’t go wrong staying at a hotel downtown. We spent most of our time looking around & eating downtown, so I would definitely recommend a hotel within that area, such as the Cambria Hotel or AC by Marriott.
Asheville is such a fun place to visit & really has something for everyone! I would love to go back in the fall to see the foliage & enjoy all of the outdoor dining and rooftops! As always, thanks for reading.
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