A Travel Guide to Asheville, North Carolina

We recently got back from a weeklong trip to North and South Carolina. We visited Asheville, NC and Charleston, SC for the first time. Both places had long been on our travel bucket list and we’re so happy we got to see them both!

After a long day of traveling, we landed in Charlotte, NC on Saturday evening. We found a bar to watch the Cubs game and then called it a night, as we had plans to wake up early on Sunday morning and make our way over to Asheville, NC (a 3 hour drive). We arrived in Asheville right in time for the breweries to open. Perfect timing. This is actually what put Asheville on our radar. We love a good beer (we’re definitely spoiled in Portland) and we heard Asheville has an impressive brewery scene. We spent a few days checking out the local spots around town and felt quite satisfied with everything we squeezed in. See below for where we ate and drank and what we loved about this small but mighty little town!

Where we ate: White Duck Taco Shop, Homegrown, 12 Bones Smokehouse, Tupelo Honey, TacoBilly
Where we drank: Asheville Brewing, Wicked Weed, Green Man, Hi-Wire
What we loved: Local breweries, southern food, walking around town, visiting Omni Grove Park Inn and pretending like we were staying there, venturing outside of Asheville to the western NC mountains and the small town feel of this funky little town.

– Photos © Holly Copeland –

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