Arriving in Asheville is a dream. The North Carolina town has all the makings of a big city mixed with the charm of a quaint mountain town.

We’re talking world-class dining, the best breweries in the nation, and the largest estate on record— there’s literally something for everyone.

If Asheville has been on your bucket list, here is a mini guide to help you enjoy the perfect solo vacation there.

Where To Stay


Being in the city center, surrounded by all the action is best. Hotel Indigo Asheville Downtown, The Foundry Hotel Asheville, and Aloft Asheville Downtown are all centrally located— making it easy to get around and enjoy all the city has to offer.

Things to do


There’s something for everyone in Asheville. If you enjoy nature and exploring new trails, John Rock Trail has 5-miles of scenic views ready to be explored.

If shopping for unique items is more of your speed, The River Arts District has everything you can imagine from handcrafted trinkets to unique artwork and even a glassblowing shop.

The Biltmore Estate is by far a must-do when visiting. Don’t forget your camera!

What To Eat In Asheville


While there are plenty of restaurants to fall in love with in Asheville, Tupelo Honey, Biscuit Head and Curate are by far our favorites. Pro Tip: Be sure to make a reservation or arrive early because these restaurants are extremely popular.

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