Perfect 3 Day Itinerary for Asheville, NC

April 2019

Perfect 3 Day Itinerary for Asheville, North Carolina

Our third annual Beer Christmas! It was time to spread our wings beyond the Vermont craft beer region we had visited the past two years and explore. This year we chose a weekend trip to the town of Asheville, North Carolina as it is a hub for their craft beer scene. There is a part of the town where they are lined up next to either making hoping around very convenient. Downtown has some fantastic restaurants you need to take advantage of. We were lucky enough to hit an amazing Airbnb – one of those that you want to spend all your time in just enjoying yourself. If Asheville is not on your weekend getaway list, it should be now!

What is there to do?

It was Beer Christmas so our list of things to do was pretty focused on brewery hopping. That being said…

  • Brewery hopping! There are also some cideries and a place we that makes their own saki
  • Took a beer break for the group and visited the NC Arboretum – highly recommend! The grounds are beautify and there is a lot to see.
  • Explore downtown – there are some great local shops!
  • Less than two hours away are the Great Smokey Mountains – this could make for a great day trip or extension of your Asheville stay

Where to eat?

  • We loved our meal at Curate – while it was very well rated, it still exceeded our expectations for delicious tapas and service 
  • Visit Tupelo Honey for yummy fried chicken
  • Our best random stop was Hole Doughnuts for freshly made to order doughy goodness 

Here was our complete itinerary! 

Activity Food
Day 1 Afternoon Flight to CharlotteDrive to Asheville
Evening Check into AirbnbWicked Weed Brewery Curate
Day 2 Morning Hard Times Trail NC Arboretum Biscuit Head
Afternoon Enjoy AirbnbDowntown Shops Kilwin’s Chocolate, Fudge and Ice Cream
Evening Burial BeerUrban Orchard Cider Tupelo Honey
Day 3 Morning Checked out Airbnb Hole Doughnuts
Afternoon Green Man BreweryBuxton Hall Bar-B-Cue

Ben’s Tune-Up

Red Ginger Dimsum and Tapas
Evening Drive to Charlotte airport Flight home

Read the full trip details here!

If you have been to Asheville before, let me know what I missed and what your favorites are!

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