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Road-tripping from Chicago to Asheville in January.
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12 College St, Asheville, NC 28801, USA
On a recent visit to Asheville, North Carolina, I was anxious to try some of the great restaurants I'd heard about. In the end though, my husband and I found ourselves gravitating back to the same restaurant over and over again - breakfast, lunch,...
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757 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806, USA
The cinnamon buns are legendary, made with the same local organic flour the bakery uses in its pizza dough. The breads, such as spinach-feta and flax-almond, change daily, with vegan and gluten-free varieties on offer. Grilled cheese sandwiches...
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55 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801, USA
Malaprop's bookstore is an independent bookstore for gifts, books (including banned books), and a cafe in one. Check out their calendar as Malaprop's plays host to many authors. A trip to Asheville isn't complete without a visit to Malaprops.
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92 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801, USA
The Thirsty Monk on Patton offers many local and microbrews upstairs and a Belgian beer bar downstairs. They also have an in-house menu for snacking to go with your beer!
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12 College St, Asheville, NC 28801, USA
Walking in to Tupelo Honey Cafe, after you've waited in line for a coveted table, you may not immediately know what makes it different from the usual restaurant serving traditional Southern fare. Head chef Brian Sonoskus has broken away from...
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36 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801, USA
The Chocolate Fetish is a must stop in Asheville. Owners make both American and European-style truffles and scrumptious milk chocolate sea salt caramels. Everything is created in-store by hand. In Winter, try their hot drinking chocolate.
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Five Points, Asheville, NC, USA
If you want to understand Asheville, toss aside the guidebooks, ignore the tourist hotspots, and instead wander through any of the city's hidden little alleyways. There, in bright splashes of spray and adaptive reuses of old furniture and musical...
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626 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806, USA
Want a great breakfast or brunch? Then make sure to give yourself plenty of time to visit Sunny Point Cafe in West Asheville. Located off of Haywood Road, Sunny Point cafe embraces local ingredients. Be prepared for a long wait especially on...
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Newfound Gap, Tennessee 37738, USA
Driving through the Great Smoky Mountains between North Carolina and Tennessee is a tease for the outdoors-lover who enjoys experiencing the land by foot. Lucky for you, the Appalachian Trail intersects US Hwy 441/71 at Newfound Gap where you can...
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Craggy Gardens, Ivy, NC 28778, USA
Drive the Blue Ridge Parkway. This shot was taken at Craggy Gardens above Asheville, NC. The short hike is under a mile and the views are worth a lot more effort than you will have to put out.
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Chimney Rock, NC, USA
500 steps to a destination promised to be 'worth it', but I felt like I was going to die before getting to experience the view. I wanted to fight the good fight and persevere, but it was a fight I thought I would lose.... Just kidding! Though the...