From the outstanding views that the Blue Ridge Mountains have to offer onto the vibrant and modern art culture, the area known as Asheville, North Carolina offers a fantastic spot for that romantic getaway. Below are 5 things that you will really love about the area, recommended by a few of the local innkeepers that run bed and breakfasts.
If you are adventurous, Asheville is filled with activities to take part in. You can start off with an exhilarating ride down Sliding Rock, which is made up of 60-foot smooth rock. You will end up in the natural swimming-hole. You may want to pay a visit to the Graveyard Fields to see the waterfalls or go hiking or explore the Pigah National Forest which has a variety of great hiking trails. In the town you should definitely pay a visit to the Sky Bar which is a 3-level balcony tavern, where you can enjoy a drink while enjoying the panoramic views of a stunning sunset over the Blue Ridge Mountain.
Your trip to Asheville must include the famous tour through the Biltmore Estate, which is a chateau-style mansion from the 19th century which was owned by the Vanderbilt family. Other points of interest include a tour around the former home of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Carl Sandburg.
Beer And Wine
If you enjoy trying out different beers, you must pay a visit to Bruisin Ales that sell more than 1,000 beers from all over the world. If you are more of a wine lover, try out Appalachian Vinter which is a famous wine store that also includes craft beer.
Asheville has culinary scene that has grown significantly with a number of up-and-coming celebrity chefs along with local sourcing which will satisfy the majority of foodies. A few of the highly-suggested restaurants you don’t want to miss out on include:
This vegan restaurant offers delectable vegan meals and is owned and operated by a friendly chef who cares a lot about the ethics and politics associated with food.
This award-winning destination serves up Spanish traditional tapas. The restaurant is run by Katie Button and Executive Chef who was one of the semi-finalists for the “Rising Star Chef” in 2012.
Enjoy handcrafted, small-batch Italian cuisine which is all made from local and fresh ingredients.
• Corner Kitchen
When former president Obama eats here, then you must know that the food is good. Enjoy contemporary American cuisine set in an historic home.