Awesome Asheville

Visit this North Carolina town for fine shopping and dining and the legendary Biltmore Estate.

Annette Thompson
Awesome Asheville
Art Meripol

When You Go to Asheville

  • To Biltmore Estate, Village, and Inn
  • Blue Spiral 1 and American Folk Art & Framing
  • To Grovewood Gallery and The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa
  • Appalachian Craft Center
  • To Folk Art Center and Country Inn & Suites
  • Malaprop's Bookstore
  • Grove Arcade
  • Early Girl Eatery
  • Over Easy Cafe
  • Tupelo Honey Cafe
  • Salsa Mexican-Caribbean Restaurant
  • Zambra
  • Left Bank
  • Haywood Park Hotel

Memorable Sunsets
What better way to end the day than to watch the sunset with a meal or a cool drink from a lovely seat? The best show in town occurs nightly on the porch at Inn on Biltmore Estate. Reservations aren't accepted, so arrive early to snag a couple of green wicker rockers on the front row. Honorable mention goes to dinner on the Sunset Terrace at The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa, where reservations are required. It can get hot here in July, though, so you may want to save this one for a mild day.


"Awesome Asheville" is from the July 2006 issue of Southern Living. Because prices, dates, and other specifics are subject to change, please check all information to make sure it's still current before making your travel plans.