• 5 things to do while exploring Asheville

    By: Amy Trainum

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    Asheville, N.C., is no stranger to the spotlight. The eclectic town constantly makes headlines and earns accolades for its outstanding views, food, and brews. With upscale accommodations like the Biltmore and Omni Grove Park Inn, Asheville is certainly an enticing travel destination.

    Here are five things to do while exploring Asheville.

    Start your day off on the right foot at Early Girl Eatery downtown on Wall Street. The farm-to-table restaurant serves up the perfect Southern food experience. They offer a wide variety of delicious made-from-scratch dishes that are crazy cheap. Make sure to order their biscuits and gravy, a hearty dish consisting of a homemade biscuit topped with Benton’s smoky bacon gravy for only $3.50. It’s like nothing you’ve ever tasted before.

    Get your shop on at the Antique Tobacco Barn, an eclectic shopping experience that has repeatedly been voted best place to buy antiques in Western North Carolina. It features over 75 dealers and is 77,000 sq. ft. of local goods.

    Take in a show at local music hotspot, The Orange Peel, for your chance to see up and comers before they make it big. You can also catch plenty of famous names who prefer to perform in more intimate settings.

    Grab a brew at Wicked Weed Brewing. Not only do they have a lot of great brews to choose from, but the food and atmosphere are also phenomenal.

    See a different side of the scenic mountain town and its haunted past on a walking ghost tour. You’ll be surprised by all the legendary tales and spirits that might still be hanging around. We suggest checking out Ghost Hunters of Asheville. Hours and tours vary depending on the time of year, click here to check schedules.

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