Frommer's Names Asheville One of the Top Destinations for 2015!
As a helpful guide for all of the travelers seeking an eclectic mountain vacation, we’ve put together a small list of amazing hot spots in our historic city:
Begin the day with a Southern Breakfast:
We would be remiss if we didn’t mention our casual yet oh-so-busy restaurant in the center of town.With food ranging from traditional Southern, to Creole, to Americana, to Mediterranean, Tupelo Honey Cafe has a menu that caters to even the most discerning of palates. Carolina Mornings has a number of rentals in the heart of downtown – just a short walk to this amazing meal. Check out Little Acorn for a perfectly situated and supremely comfortable home.
Follow it up with an Invigorating Hike:
The Blue Ridge Mountains are home to some of the best trails in the United States. The Appalachian Trail runs through much of Western North Carolina and entry points are situated conveniently in and around Asheville. Black Balsam Knob is a personal favorite – with stunning 360˚ views, this hike will leave you breathless – in every sense of the word.
Finish the day with a Brew and a Band:
One of the finest things about our vibrant city is that, no matter your tastes, we have both a brew and a band for you. The Orange Peel, a destination spot for big names ranging in musical genre, is always a popular option for a thumping good time. For a more intimate setting, try a show at the Grey Eagle where the stage and the dance floor are almost one and the same. And of course, our breweries have a delightful habit of putting on a righteously good show steps away from the bar where you will undoubtedly find the freshest and tastiest of pints.
Recharge in a Home away from Home:
Whether you want to stay in a fully furnished, totally comfortable home in town or a mountain cabin with an indescribably beautiful view, Carolina Mornings has precisely what you’ve always wanted but could never find. Sallie Lee Cottage, located blocks away from the heart of downtown, offers both convenience and historical beauty within its Victorian walls. Conversely, Hideaway Cabin is a favorite among hikers, photographers and ornithologists – the views from this cabin have a habit of forcing one to slow down, drink it in, smile, and breathe a little easier.
Asheville has a unique ability to invigorate even the most worn out and weary of travelers. There is a magic at work in these mountains. As peaceful as are the foggy mornings, the clear and bright eyed nights are almost vivacious in their energy. Make this year the year that you experience that first hand!