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 centre 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 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.