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Things to do in Asheville Area North Carolina

Asheville Area North Carolina

The charming city of Asheville, North Carolina is a beautiful city located in the mountainous part of Western North Carolina. The Great Smoky Mountains and Blue Ridge Mountains tower over this charming city. Nicknamed the Paris of the South, the Land of the Sky, the New Age Mecca, among other monikers, Asheville is a vacation destination you must visit. Asheville has a total land area of 45.6 square miles and a population of 93,590 residents, according to a 2020 census. It’s the county seat of Buncombe, which is part of the four-county Asheville Metropolitan Area. 

Throughout the United States, Asheville is well-known for having a unique style of architecture. In the downtown area of the city, visitors will notice the remarkable buildings and structures.  Asheville takes pride in having a splendid variety of Art Deco buildings in the United States. Examples of these structures include the Pack Memorial Library, Buncombe County Courthouse, Asheville City Hall, Kress Building, Westall Building, Jackson Building, and Flatiron Building. You can also find Victorian houses in Asheville, especially in the Montford Area Historic District, where you can find the Biltmore Estate. George Vanderbilt also founded the YMI Cultural Center in 1892, which is among the country’s oldest African-American cultural sites. 

The Asheville area offers everything, such as outdoor adventure, scenic drives, history, art, local food, craft beers, and many more. Look through this travel guide to learn more about Asheville if you’re planning to take your vacation in this city. 


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Museums and Art Galleries

It’s not hard to guess that residents of Asheville are much inclined to art because of the many art galleries and museums in the city. Here’s a list of places artists and art-lovers wouldn’t want to miss in Asheville. 

Asheville Art Museum

This museum exhibits creative works by 20th and 21st century American artists. 

American Folk Art & Framing

This place features contemporary folk art, such as custom picture frames, wood-fired pottery, and paintings by local artists. 

Odyssey Gallery

This art gallery features sculptural and functional art by American artists. 

Fine Arts League of the Carolinas

An organization that exhibits creative work by school students in North Carolina. 

Black Mountain College Museum & Art Center

Features Black Mountain College’s history and cultural legacy

The Bender Gallery

Features premier glass sculptures by U.S. and international artists. 

 

Where to Eat in Asheville

The local delicacies in Asheville are sure to satisfy your gastronomic cravings. Here are some of the best restaurants and cafes you must try in this city. 

  • The Admiral
  • Rezaz Mediterranean Cuisine
  • Vinnie's Neighborhood Italian
  • 12 Bones
  • Rocky's Hot Chicken Shack
  • Rosetta's Kitchen
  • The Market Place
  • Cucina 24
  • Heiwa Shokudo
  • Firestorm Cafe

 

Where to Drink in Asheville

Asheville also has a lot of establishments where you can get alcoholic drinks and have some fun. Check out these bars and breweries in the city. 

  • Bier Garden
  • Barley's Taproom
  • Thirsty Monk
  • The Hookah Bar
  • Asheville Brewing Company
  • Green Man Brewing & Tasting Room
  • Scully’s Signature Dine and Drink

 

Takeaway

So, that’s our little travel guide that helps you get familiar with Asheville before you visit it. Asheville is an awesome city that offers you one of the best vacations of your life. It’s a mistake not to include this vacation destination in your travel bucket list. 

 


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