Things to Do


The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa

The Grove Park Inn overlooks Asheville’s skyline and the Blue Ridge mountains. Built in 1913, the Inn is on the National Register of Historic Places and a member of Historic Hotels of America. Amenities include a 40,000 sq ft world-class spa, Arts & Crafts antique furnishings, Club Floor, Donald Ross designed golf course, tennis, swimming, Sports Complex, shops, fine dining and children’s programs.
290 Macon Ave.,Asheville, NC 28804

(800) 438-5800

The Lobster Trap

Voted best seafood restaurant in Western North Carolina every year since opening in 2005, a visit to Asheville is not complete without a stop at The Lobster Trap. Located in the heart of downtown, we bring you fresh seafood flown in daily, fresh beer from our own Oyster House Brewing Company, and fresh music from local musicians every night. Come experience fun dining where the mountains meet the sea.

35 Patton Avenue

Vinnie’s Neighborhood Italian

Vinnie’s features “Old School” neighborhood Italian food reminiscent of Brooklyn, the Bronx and the North End of Boston. Vinnie’s is casual and family friendly. The aromas of home cooked Italian food along with the rhythmic sounds of Martinis being shaken to chilling perfection sets the tone for a night of fun and laughter. The menu runs the gamut with classics like Lobsters Fra Diavalo, Chicken Parmesan, Sausage and Peppers, Veal Marsala and Linguini and Clams, Pizzas and Heros. Family style dining is also available.
641 Merrimon, Asheville, NC.

(828) 253-1077


Zambra, Asheville’s home for Spanish wine and tapas, has beenglowingly reviewed in Southern Living, The New York Times, The LosAngeles Times, The Boston Globe, and The Charlotte Observer; andfeatured on the Food Network. We feature the finest Iberian wines, andour dining room is widely recognized as the area’s most beautiful.


Tupelo Honey Café-South Location

Critics from Southern Living to The New York Times are salivating over this new twist on Southern cuisine. Dine inside the charming restaurant or amid the vibrant street life on the sidewalk while enjoying the distinctive beer and wine list. Breakfast entrees always available, and dining until 11 p..m. on weekends. Our goal is to deliver a 10 on our Scale-of-Full-Flavor-Awesomeness, add several heaping helpings of fun, and be true to our internal credo: A Tupelo Honey experience should be a thousand times better than ordinary. A million times more delicious than you imagined. And worth coming back to for seconds, time and time again. South location at 1829 Hendersonville Road, also located downtown at 12 College St.


Red Rocker Inn

Our dining experience is unmatched by any in the region. We take pride in serving the finest quality ingredients in all of our selections, including our 10 homemade desserts. Your experience will begin with homemade soup, salad of the day, hot buttermilk biscuits and homemade applebutter. All entrees are specially prepared to order and served with our chef’s choice of potato and vegetable. We prepare for the number of guests who have reservations with us, and often have to turn away those who would like to dine with us without a reservation, so please call for reservations. 136 North Dougherty Street, Black Mountain, NC



Bonjour y’all! Bouchon is a slice of France… right here inthe Blue Ridge Mountains. “Bouchon” is the French word forcork. It is also the colloquial expression for “bistro” inthe Lyon area of France. Chef/owner Michel Baudouin says, “I have fond memories of visiting the localbouchon with my friends while growing up in the Rhone Valley ofFrance… memories so comforting and so delicious, they’reworth sharing.” 62 N. Lexington Ave.

(828) 350-1140

EDISON Restaurant

Craft ales + kitchen, is an innovative bar and restaurant, focusing on local craft beer,  and casual Southern comfort food with an Asheville flair located in the Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa. EDISON brings together the food culture and local flavors of downtown with spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. EDISON serves NC craft beers, small batch bourbons, hand-crafted cocktails, and regionally inspired food in a contemporary, fun, and artistic setting.  The menu is a collaboration utilizing local ingredients to develop tastes such as whole milk ricotta with sweet peas, chicken cracklins with salt & vinegar dust, Carolina scotch eggs, fried whole okra, chicken and waffles with local honey, grilled head on prawns, and veal meatballs with toasted pine nuts, gorgonzola, and porcini mushrooms.

290 Macon Avenue, Asheville, NC 28804
(800) 438-5800

Urban Burrito

Urban burrito is a true taste-of-Asheville with two great locations.The Urban Burrito features gourmet burritos, quesadillas, salads,tacos, nachos, and much more all for less than $6.99 per item. All foodis made fresh daily and served with an efficiency found nowhere else.The Urban Burrito is a casual dining experience with fun decor and thebest energy in town. The Urban Burrito has eating options for all ageranges including children. Don’t miss this experience!

828-251-1921 & 828-277-2002

Zen Sushi

Authentic Japanese cuisine, great specials and lunch combinations, andfeatures full dinner menu. Open daily seven days a week. Sunday throughThursday 11:30AM-10:00PM, and Friday and Saturday 11:30AM-10:30PM. Dinein or take out. 640 Merrimon Ave., second floor, suite #205, Asheville,NC.

(828) 225-6033, Fax (828) 225-6031


Kubos is Japanese for “Royal Treatment” and that is our mission for your experience. We honor your patronage by selecting only the freshest seafood for sushi and sashimi, along with the best local produce Western North Carolina has to offer. We strive to go beyond the “typical” sushi experience and provide our guests with friendly, knowledgeable service, accompanied by vast selections of sake, wine, beer and original cocktails.

5 Biltmore Ave, Suite B, Asheville, NC 28801

Greenlife Grocery

Greenlife is a full service natural foods store dedicated to bringing you and your family the freshest and healthiest foods and products available. For a great gift for that special person in your life, consider a gift certificate from Greenlife Grocery. An upscale one-stop supermarket that stocks only organic and naturally grown food products along with a broad selection of wines and beers. This upscale supermarket features an expansive deli serving foods prepared by a half dozen highly skilled chefs. No artificial flavors, colors, preservatives.

70 Merrimon Avenue
(828) 254-5440, (828) 259-9303

Comfort Suites Biltmore Estate

NEWLY RENOVATED ALL SUITES HOTEL, AND ALL SUITES NOW WITH 40″ HD TV! BILTMORE ONLY 4 MILES (DISCOUNT TICKETS SOLD AT HOTEL!). Located on Biltmore Square Mall premises with over 20 restaurants, pharmacy, and movie theater within a 1 minute’s walk from hotel. 5 Time Gold Award Winning Property. Group & Meeting Friendly Facility & Rates. #1 Free Hot Breakfast with Sausage, Eggs, Biscuits, Gravy, Fresh Hot Waffles, Pastries, Fresh Fruit and much more! Pet Friendly. Fitness Center & Seasonally Heated Pool. AAA & AARP APPROVED!

890 Brevard Rd., Asheville, NC 28806

Juicy Lucy’s Burger Bar and Grill

A family owned and operated business in beautiful Asheville, NC. Even though the Juicy Lucy Burger o riginated in MN we think the Asheville spin on this classic burger is a perfect fit for the area. We will be featuring one stuffed cheese Juicy Lucy Burger every month. We feature local farm fresh ingredients daily. We also bake our own buns, handmade patties, 13 different kinds of wings (including our famous Lucy Gone Wild . . go ahead, we dare ya’), pulled pork, baby back ribs, salads, vegan burgers, gluten free buns, and so much more that it’s just plain ridiculous. We also feature Asheville’s first ALL Stainless Steel draught beer system with 22 micro brews and a super cool Milk Shake Bar that Lucy herself couldn’t be more proud of. When you walk through the doors you will be treated like family because we are a family. We are open 7 days a week serving Lunch and Dinner dailyHours:Sunday – Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m., Friday, Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 midnight.

Vincenzo’s Ristorante & Bistro

Downstairs, The Bistro offers a wonderful line-up of live, talented musicians providing Jazz, Blues and Standards every night, seven days a week. Vincenzo’s offers an award winning menu, the best Italian wine list in Asheville, beautifully crafted desserts and a great selection of fine coffees. visit