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With over 200 couchsurfing “hosts” in Asheville, this bonified alternative lodging option is not only free, but it gives you a chance to get to know a local who might even just end up being a friend.
Sweet Peas Hostel
Whether you want a bunk, a “pod”, or a private room, Sweet Peas is the cheapest option in downtown Asheville. But cheap only applies to the price, as it’s clean, friendly and wonderfully located right in the center of it all.
Mexican Cuban Lunch at Salsa
Gorgeous plates of not your average oily Mexican food, Salsa is a great buy and tastes even better.
Places to Eat in Asheville, NC
Some of our favorite picks for food in Asheville, NC.
Traditional Theatre at North Carolina Stage Company
A theatre experience in Asheville, NC.
See Asheville by Foot
How to get around Asheville, NC.
The Early Girl Eatery for Breakfast
Relax as hipsters serve you Asheville-style Southern breakfast while you watch downtown get started with their day.
Tapas for Dinner at Zambra
Lit like a speakeasy in a middle eastern cave, with great staff, nicely sized tapas portions and an all around good vibe.
Illegal Happy Hour at the Southern Kitchen & Bar
Great beers, vintage southern charm inside and the best patio in Asheville.
Brunch at the Corner Kitchen
The Obamas ate here when they swung through Asheville. Great food, but a reservation won’t hurt. Oh, and avoid the Bloody Marys.
Downtown Inn & Suites
Reminiscent of your typical Interstate exit chain hotel room, there is nothing particularly special about this hotel: except for it’s great location in the heart of the city, and it’s cheap.
Izzy’s Coffee Den
Death metal and hot coffee.
Originally locally owned, Greenlife is now part of Whole Foods…both aspects of which make this our favorite grocer in Asheville.
Wilson’s RV Park
The French Broad River lazes behind this small RV Park. Trees drop a little shade over the paved, modest spots. A paved walkway leads on to the city as a beautiful stroll. If only their weren’t three interstates connecting so very nearby…
Grove Park Inn
A castle atop Sunset Mountain with sweeping views of Asheville and layers of mountains beyond, all at a hefty premium, of course.
Best Places to Stay in Asheville, NC
Our picks for best places to stay in Asheville, North Carolina.
Family fun with a frisbee.
A simply amazing IPA, at a great location.
The Orange Peel
An epic music venue in the East’s most beautiful town.
Buskers: Modern Day American Bards
Discovering the magic behind street musicians.
Day Hikes in Montreat, North Carolina
Quaint little town with an extensive trail system, old stonework, and good people.
The Blue Ridge Parkway
One of the most gorgeous drives in the United States.
A town in the forests of the Smoky Mountains.
Asheville Bike Recyclery
Build your own bicycle!
How the US Highway System Works
A complete walk thru of the system behind the US Highways, and how to navigate them without a map if necessary.