Asheville has been one of those places on my “bucket list” that I just never really got around to checking off. When Jessica asked me to tag along as her road trip buddy, I obviously had to jump at the opportunity. Although Greensboro was our final destination (Jessica had a wedding to go to), we decided to make a quick stop in Asheville to explore (and looked up every Asheville travel guide we could find lol). Y’all – we had a blast. We were only in Asheville for 48 hours but there was so much to do and you better believe we squeezed in as much as we could.
Check out my Asheville Travel Guide (the quick + dirty version) for all of the fun, including my attempt at eating octopus and totally butchering the word “brewery!
Where We Stayed:
AC hotel – the location was perfect and so walkable to everything we wanted to do. The hotel just opened up a few weeks ago and it was absolutely gorgeous and modern. This is a must!
Where We Ate:
Greens Sage Café – the BEST spiced chai cider and their sweet potato fries are bomb. A great spot for a quick breakfast or lunch.
Early Girl Eatery – probably the best breakfast we had on the trip!
Over Easy Cafe – loved the atmosphere at this downtown breakfast spot.
Table – two words: fried chicken. I don’t know how we did it but we mastered a FULL chicken, fried, with collards, grits and potatoes. And apps. This was the best fried chicken I’ve ever had by far.
Cúrate – I loved this Spanish tapas restaurant. The cava sangria was so refreshing and they had such a great variety of nibbles for any and every palette. (I even tried octopus!)
Capella on 9 – this was the rooftop bar and lounge at our hotel and I’m so bummed we only got to experience it our last night (we were total bums for night one). The cocktails are delicious and they have luve music on the weekends. So fun!
Trade & Lore – we went to this coffee shop every. Single. Day. They have oatmilk lattes which are literally my new thing. I ordered a bunch from amazon on our road trip home so I could recreate this amazing vanilla lavender latte!
What We Did:
Wicked Weed Brewery – we had been dying to pop over to a few breweries in Asheville and Wicked Weed was as the top of our list. The vibe was really laid back and the beer was delicious. The fries = also amazing.
The Biltmore Estate – I mean, if you go to Asheville and don’t spend time at the Biltmore, I’d say don’t even bother. I wish we had 2 or 3 days to dedicate to this amazing estate because there is SO much to do and see. We arrived and made our way to the winery first (priorities). Note: you have to either uber to the winery or take the $15 shuttle – go with the shuttle. It’s way easier. After sipping all the wine, we spent the rest of the afternoon snapping photos, touring the home, taking in the rich history and just laughing along the way. We also almost got stranded so make sure you get your uber or Lyft coordinated before you head to the parking lot…