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Trip List by Fleur111

The Best of Asheville

2 May 2006  I am lucky enough to live in this hip town.
4.0 of 5 stars based on 3 votes

The most delicious food, the coolest nightlife and the most enjoyable outings in the "Paris of the South", Asheville, North Carolina

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Asheville, Pisgah Forest
  • Category: Best of
  • Traveler type: Sightseeing, Never been before, Repeat visitors
  • Appeals to: Couples/romantics, Singles, Budget travellers
  • Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Biltmore Estate
    Biltmore Estate, Asheville

    No visit to Asheville is truly complete without seeing the reason why we're here! George Vanderbilt had his home built here, using the work of local craftsmen and artisans. The town grow up around this expansive French-inspired Chateau. The garden was designed by Olmstead, who also designed Central Park, and is reason enough to visit if you are a gardener.

  • 2. Early Girl Eatery
    Early Girl Eatery, Asheville

    Early Girl features locally grown foods, including meats. Their breakfast is outstanding.

  • 3. Flying Frog Cafe

    Great bar with striking art deco details. Fancy martinis to beer

  • 4. Earth Fare
    http://www.earthfare.com/

    Healthy food and gourmet grocery store with a fantastic wine selection. Grab some along with some raw milk cheese and astore-baked baguette for a picnic along the French Broad river

  • 5. The Orange Peel
    http://www.theorangepeel.net/

    Great smoke-free venue to see some more popular national bands.

  • 6. Pisgah Forest
    Pisgah Forest, North Carolina

    No visit to the Asheville area is complete without some time in the woods. Take the Blue Ridge Parkway to Mount Pisgah. The hike is tough, but worth it.

  • 7. The Dripolator
    http://www.mountainx.com/dining/2006/0405food.php

    Unwind in this coffee shop in Downtown Asheville. They have great coffee and espresso drinks, as well as plenty of baked goods and even games to pass the time-Uno is our favorite.