Which is the best area to stay in Asheville NC?
Without a doubt, the best area to stay in Asheville is Downtown, which is just 20 minutes from the airport. Downtown is home to everything you may need in order to enjoy a large city. You will find many of Asheville’s main attractions here, such as the Basilica of St. Lawrence, the Asheville Pinball Museum, Vance Memorial, the giant Urban Trail sculpture, the beautiful Art-deco Kress and Woolworth buildings and the charming Wall Street.
As far as cuisine goes, Over Easy is a very popular place among both visitors and locals for breakfast. Wicked Weed is a great option for lunch or a snack, which is also one of Asheville’s most popular breweries. For dinner, we recommend Curate, home to Asheville’s most famous chef, Katie Button. And if you get a craving for ice-cream, there is the artisan ice-cream shop French Broad Chocolate Lounge in Pack Square.
A great alternative for shopping is the Grove Arcade Mall, a historic shopping center with multiple galleries and local shops. If you are looking to experience Downtown’s nightlife, a visit to Scandals Night Club, The Orange Peel and Tressa’s Downtown Jazz and Blues are the places to be.
If you want to travel outside of Downtown, you can take a taxi or the bus. Don’t miss out on a visit to the Biltmore Estate, a historic and incredible rural estate which is just 7 minutes away by car, and is where the largest house in America can be found.