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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“The Biltmore Estate is the largest private residence in the United States. It boasts acres of beautiful gardens, a winery, and endless places to explore. This is a must-see and makes for a great half-day trip. The Biltmore is located in Asheville, just over an hour from Sapphire. ”
  • 361 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“The best bacon you will ever have in your life, typically has a long wait in the morning, best to go at night to avoid the line. ”
  • 247 locals recommend
Hotel
“The gingerbread house display is fantastic during the Christmas season. It doesn't cost a thing but it may cost you to park your vehicle.”
  • 182 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
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“excellent restaurant, highly rated and popular, be sure to make a reservation well in advance!”
  • 178 locals recommend
Outdoor Event Space
“Indoor and outdoor seating, fire pits, occasional live music, brewery tours. ”
  • 201 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Nice brewery with a large outside patio. There are so many breweries to choose from you can’t really go wrong choosing one. ”
  • 161 locals recommend
Garden
“The Arboretum is AVL’s botanic garden and it’s surrounded by a great trail network at Bent Creek. Winter Lights is well worth the trip if you’re here around the holidays. ”
  • 173 locals recommend
Chocolate Shop
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“They make their own chocolate and the truffles are to die for! You can even tour the chocolate factory! Highly recommend if you are a lover of all things chocolate! ”
  • 138 locals recommend
Rock Club
“Great mid-sized music venue with pretty famous musicians filling the stage on a regular basis. ”
  • 150 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Unique Southern Style breakfasts...worth the wait in line to see how fried green tomatoes meet bacon over cat head sized biscuits.”
  • 122 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Uniquely asheville! Don’t miss the purple bus! Don’t be a square and take the trolly your. Take the purple bus. It’s a must do for all! ”
  • 160 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“An area of town with eclectic art galleries, studios, restaurants & breweries!”
  • 122 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“Fantastic Southern BBQ. Meat-eaters must visit! (They do have limited vegetarian options.) Stop here when you’re browsing galleries in the River Arts District, then head to Wedge or New Belgium for more beer.”
  • 125 locals recommend
Bar
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“Right across the street from WALK, this place looks like a dive on the outside, but has amazing food! ”
  • 172 locals recommend
Hotel
“Downtown Asheville has a ton of great shops, restaurants, places to get a hand-crafted cocktail or beer made with local ingredients, as well as music venues and a movie theater. Be sure to check out the newly remodeled Asheville Art Museum.”
  • 99 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Amazing beer and awesome food trucks! Book a free tour for lots of fun and tons of free beer samples!”
  • 107 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Breakfast Spot
“The best bacon you will ever have in your life, typically has a long wait in the morning, best to go at night to avoid the line. ”
  • 247 locals recommend
Hotel
“The gingerbread house display is fantastic during the Christmas season. It doesn't cost a thing but it may cost you to park your vehicle.”
  • 182 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
“excellent restaurant, highly rated and popular, be sure to make a reservation well in advance!”
  • 178 locals recommend
Brewery
“Nice brewery with a large outside patio. There are so many breweries to choose from you can’t really go wrong choosing one. ”
  • 161 locals recommend
Chocolate Shop
“They make their own chocolate and the truffles are to die for! You can even tour the chocolate factory! Highly recommend if you are a lover of all things chocolate! ”
  • 138 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Unique Southern Style breakfasts...worth the wait in line to see how fried green tomatoes meet bacon over cat head sized biscuits.”
  • 122 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
“Fantastic Southern BBQ. Meat-eaters must visit! (They do have limited vegetarian options.) Stop here when you’re browsing galleries in the River Arts District, then head to Wedge or New Belgium for more beer.”
  • 125 locals recommend
Bar
“Right across the street from WALK, this place looks like a dive on the outside, but has amazing food! ”
  • 172 locals recommend

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