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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.
Bakery
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“Bakery and Cafe with a large option of fresh foods. Many healthy options available, but also MANY decadent deserts and pastries. Good breakfast/lunch option”
  • 97 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Quaint pizza parlor/brewery located on main street in Weaverville. Live bands and good atmosphere. Restaurant is on the smaller size, so large groups should go early or be prepared to wait.”
  • 75 locals recommend
Tourist Information Center
“Have fun Ziplining. A great place offering guided zipline tours through the forested terrain of the Blue Ridge Mountains.”
  • 74 locals recommend
Spa
“Getting a tub for an hour is delightful! Tub rentals are affordable and they are fed by a natural local hot spring. ”
  • 60 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“One of the premier spots along the Appalachian Trail, grassy null at about 5,000 ft with a 360* view! Only a short walk, 10- 15 min. from parking area! Less traveled without the crowds and traffic. This is in the National Forest and pets are allowed!”
  • 40 locals recommend
Greek Restaurant
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“Fun relaxed atmosphere . Good menu something for everyone . Local feel with friendly staff . ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Café
“This coffee shop is in Marshall and has a well known bluegrass jam, featuring several celebrated local musicians: every Thursday from 6-9 get there early if you want a seat, is well attended each week and there is usually only standing room once the jam starts. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Lodging
“Right in the neighborhood! If you're lucky enough to be on the mountain during the snow, check out the local ski resort for a fun day.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Zipline canopy tours, whitewater rafting, calm water float trips, canyoneering adventures — we've got it all! Raft & Zipline with us and experience two of Asheville's natural wonders: the French Broad River and the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains. Best of all, with French Broad Adventures you don't have to choose between ziplining & rafting. We are the only raft/zip combo close enough to Asheville that you can have fun with us and make it back to town in time for dinner. Take advantage of our vacation packages and save on all the thrills, chills, and occasional spills into the water! Try our newest adventure, canyoneering, to explore waterfalls and canyons that 99.9% of tourists will never see.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Best views for horseback riding near Hot Springs and the French Broad Adventures! Worth the drive! Make a day out if it!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Delicious high class Italian. Lots of gluten free options. $15-35 per person ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Bakery
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“This is one of the best places on the planet to eat. She makes all of her own breads and pastries. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good pub food, beer and wine, family friendly just off the University of Mars Hill campus. Their Blue Ridge sandwich is my fav.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“Sushi and a variety of stir fries, noodle dishes and rice noodles. Very good. $15+/person”
  • 24 locals recommend
Café
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“Great place for breakfast offering both savory and sweet crepes. It is a small venue so don’t be in a hurry, every thing is fresh made and you may have to wait a bit but they do have great mimosa’s!”
  • 24 locals recommend
Park
“I haven’t been here yet but recent guests said it was a great place to hike for scenic views! ”
  • 14 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bakery
“Bakery and Cafe with a large option of fresh foods. Many healthy options available, but also MANY decadent deserts and pastries. Good breakfast/lunch option”
  • 97 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Quaint pizza parlor/brewery located on main street in Weaverville. Live bands and good atmosphere. Restaurant is on the smaller size, so large groups should go early or be prepared to wait.”
  • 75 locals recommend
Greek Restaurant
“Fun relaxed atmosphere . Good menu something for everyone . Local feel with friendly staff . ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Delicious high class Italian. Lots of gluten free options. $15-35 per person ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good pub food, beer and wine, family friendly just off the University of Mars Hill campus. Their Blue Ridge sandwich is my fav.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
“Sushi and a variety of stir fries, noodle dishes and rice noodles. Very good. $15+/person”
  • 24 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“They have excellent food in a bar atmosphere. The service is excellent too.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“A local favorite for decades, THE place to get Italian for Mars Hill University students and locals - simply delicious!”
  • 14 locals recommend

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