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Biltmore Estate Dr, North Carolina, USA
A self-guided tour of the Vanderbilt family’s 8,000-acre estate in Asheville, North Carolina, takes you through gardens bursting with roses and azaleas, and past pools filled with koi and pineapple-scented water lilies. The centerpiece is...
95 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801, USA
There's music almost every night of the week at the Jack of the Wood, the atmospheric Celtic pub in the centre of Asheville. And arguably the best of the bunch is the Thursday night jam, when some of Appalachia's best bluegrass musicians take to...
224 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
James Yoder established Not Just Coffee in 2011. You can't find a better selection of pour-over coffee or handcrafted espresso anywhere. The atmosphere is hip, part of the trendy new 7th Street Market (formerly Reid's). Go more than once, and you...
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...
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...
235 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
Everything on your table at Harvest Moon Grille is sourced from within 100 miles of Charlotte. This is what you could call a Farmer-to-Fork restaurant. Chef/owner Cassie Parsons is also the owner of Grateful Growers Farm, located in Lincoln...
1 Antler Hill Rd, Asheville, NC 28803, USA
On a hilltop perch overlooking 8,000 acres of grounds designed by famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, the Inn on Biltmore Estate’s 210 rooms and suites evoke traditional 19th-century manor houses, with dark mahogany beds and...
173 E Chestnut St, Asheville, NC 28801, USA
Just a few blocks from downtown Asheville is 1889 White Gate Inn & Cottage. Indulge in a gourmet breakfast, enjoy art from local artisans, relax in by water and flower gardens or explore the city on foot. Spring brings flowers and yet just a chill...
1000 North Carolina Music Factory Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28206, USA
The NC Music Factory is the place for music, comedy, drinks, and dining. The Comedy Zone and The Fillmore showcase some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. When catching a show, save some time for a drink and dinner. Beverages are...
224 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
7th Street Public Market is in the space once occupied by Reid's Market. Wine, beer, sushi, meat, seafood, wild game, produce, pastries, sandwiches, coffee, pizza, cheese, sweets, etc. I took this photo on a weekday morning. As the day progresses...
4458, 505 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
Looking for a quiet spot Downtown to relax with a hot cup of coffee, maybe work on the Great American Novel? Bluff City Coffee is a shop frequented by residents and employees of the hip South Main neighborhood. The coffee is good; the setting is...
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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