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Asheville, NC

The Biltmore Estate in Asheville North Carolina, Best Way To Spend a Whole Day in Asheville

Below is a list of the best places I would visit on a trip to this location. My picks fit my personality and interest. Everyone has a different interest so you may not like everything I listed which is fine.  If you like a place, I recommend saving it to Google Maps for a future trip down the road. I made sure to include the address or GPS to make it easier to find.  You can find out more about me in the "About Me" section to see if we share common interests.


Carrot Hotcakes at Sunny Point Café in Asheville, North Carolina, They are All About Fresh Ingredients

Sunny Point Cafe

626 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Carrot Hotcakes: Carrot Cake Served With a Sweet Cardamom Cream Cheese and Maple Syrup - One $8 Two $11 Three $14

Mighty Good Chicken Sandwich: Grilled Chicken Breast, Bacon, Brie, and Raspberry Mustard on Artisan Bun with One Side $16

Stuffed French Toast: Sausage and Cheddar Sammie on Housemade Bread, Dipped in Egg Batter and Grilled Golden Brown, Served with Fresh Fruit and Maple Syrup $16.00


Sunday & Monday 8:30 am - 2 pm

Tuesday to Saturday 8:30 am - 9 pm

Order Online: Yes

They Have Their Own Garden Adjacent to Restaurant, All About Fresh Ingredients

One of the Doughnuts from Vortex Doughnuts, Located in Asheville North Carolina

Vortex Doughnuts

32 Banks Ave #106, Asheville, NC 28801

Donut Flavors I Would Order

  • Peach Cobbler

  • Vanilla Apple Fritter

  • Cherry Almond Chocolate

  • Cream Cheese Peach

  • Cherry Sprinkle

  • Espresso

  • Cinnamon Sugar Apple Fritter


Tuesday to Sunday 7 am - 2 pm

Order Online: No


Biltmore Estate

  • America's Largest Home

  • Special Exhibits "Monet & Friends" Also "Leonardo da Vinci - 500 Years of Genius"

  • More Than Twenty Miles of Trails

  • Award-Winning Winery

  • Model Train Display at the Biltmore Gardens

  • Well Known for Their Christmas Special Event During December, The Biltmore Lit Up in an Epic Display of Lights


Adult - Range Between $69.00 - $109

Youth(10-16) - $42.00 - $62.00

Child(9 & Under) - $15.00 

The Exterior of Biltmore in Asheville North Carolina, Photography Only Allow Outside
Credit: My Own

1 Approach Rd, Asheville, NC 28803

Admission Gate Hours:

Daily 8:30 am - 4 pm

Unique Rooftop Tour For An Extra $40, Explore More Places That Are Not on the Regular Tour

Chimney Rock State Park

  • Climb to the Top of Chimney Rock, Where You Will Have 75-mile Panoramic Views of Hickory Nut Gorge and Lake Lure. The View is Amazing

  • If Unable to Climb the Stairs, An Elevator (26 Stories) is Available 

  • Hickory Nut Falls Trail is a Must, 1.4 Miles Round Trip

  • Animal Discovery Den, View Some Animals Native to the Area - Eastern King Snake, Snapping Turtle, Groundhog, & Opossum

  • Sky Lounge Deli is a Good Place to Grab a Sandwich or Some Ice Cream


Adult - $10

Youth(5-15) - $5

Chimney Rock State Park, Located Near Asheville, North Carolina - A Fun Stair Workout

431 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC 28720

Ticket Plaza Hours(1.13.23):

Daily 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Family 1-Day Admission $45 Includes 2 Adults & 3 Youths - Online Deal Only

Asheville Pinball Museum

A great collection of pinball machines and video games from the past.  I've been there before, and I can confirm that it is indeed a good time. 

35 Pinball Machines & 35 Classic Video Games

Play As Long You Like For $15

One of Many Pinball Machines at Asheville Pinball Museum in North Carolina, Worthy Trip Down Memory Lane

1 Battle Square Ste 1b, Asheville, NC 28801


Monday 1 pm - 6 pm

Tuesday Closed

Wednesday to Friday 2 pm - 9 pm

Saturday Noon - 9 pm

Sunday 1 pm - 6 pm

First Come, First Served

They Allow 65 Players in at a Time to Play the 70 Available Games

Asheville Tourists

Watch Tourist Game during the summer, a Class High A affiliate team of the Houston Astros. They won the South Atlantic League championship back in 2014. If you are 21 & over, the best night to go would be Thirsty Thursday when the beer is at a bargain.


General Admission: $10.50

Reserves: $11.50

Bojangles Dugout Suites: $37

Offers Best View, Oversized Seats, and Unlimited Bojangles Chicken Sandwiches

McCormick Field, Where the Asheville Tourists Play Their Baseball Games in Asheville North Carolina

30 Buchanan Pl, Asheville, NC 28801

Most Games Start at 6:05 pm or 6:35 pm, Sunday 1:05 pm

2023 Season: April 6th - Sept 3rd


BBQ Sandwich and Hush Puppies from Luella's Bar-B-Que in Asheville North Carolina, Try Their Championship Wings

Luella's Bar-B-Que

501 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804


Sunday to Thursday 11 am - 8 pm

Friday & Saturday 11 am - 9 pm

Order Online: Yes

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Cheese 'N Comfort Fries: Hoop Cheddar Sauce, Bacon, Green Onions, Luella's BBQ Rub $7.95, I Would Add Pork +$2

Chopped Pork BBQ Sandwich: Touch of Vinegar Sauce, East Carolina Tradition  with 1 Side & Hush Puppies $9.95

Burnt Ends Mac 'N Cheese: Big Bowl of Creamy Mac Topped with Brisket Burnt Ends, Tomato, and Green Onions. It comes with 1 Side & Hush Puppies for $13.45

Scratch-made Banana Pudding: $4.45

They Work Hard in the Local Community, Overall Good Vibe

Line Up of Milkshakes from Juicy Lucy's Burger Bar from Asheville North Carolina

Juicy Lucy's Burger Bar and Grill

620 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 28803

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Fried Mac & Cheese Balls: Smoked Gouda Mac Rolled in Panko Bread Crumbs, Deep Fried, and Served with Chipotle Ranch $8.95

Award-Winning Cowboy Bacon Burger: Coffee Cowboy Rub, White American Cheese, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Bourbon BBQ, and Lucy Gone Wild Sauce $13.95

She's Bacon Me Crazy Burger: Topped with Mozzarella, Three Pieces of Applewood Bacon, Chipotle BBQ Sauce, and Fried Onions $14.95

Drunk Elvis - Adult Shake: Banana, Peanut Butter, Bacon, Honey & Banana Liquor $10.95


Sunday to Thursday 11 am - 9 pm

Friday & Saturday 11 am - 10 pm

Order Online: Yes

Their Milk Shake Bar is Pretty Popular, So Do Not Miss Out

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie from Baked Pie Company in Arden North Carolina, Must Try the Pie Flight

Baked Pie Company

4 Long Shoals Rd Suite A, Arden, NC 28704

Some of the Pie Flavors

  • Strawberry Rhubarb

  • Amish Apple

  • Boozy Blackberry Orange Cream

  • Red Velvet Cream

  • Bourbon Chocolate Pecan

  • Cinnamon Roll Apple

  • Brownie Fudge

They Have an Impressive Number of Pie Flavors, Too Many to List


Tuesday to Saturday 11 am - 6 pm

Order Online: No

Get the PIE FLIGHT!!!, Three Slice of Pie and a Scoop of Ice Cream

Places to Stay

FYI: The hotel prices are estimated and will most likely fluctuate since I looked them up on their website.  I will keep them updated the best I can every three months.  I look for the cheapest available room, usually a queen bed. I typically look at book rates two months in advance and in the middle of the month to get average rates. Reminder: It is an ESTIMATE

The Omni Grove Park Inn

  • Unique Subterranean Spa with an Indoor Pool

  • Champion Ship Golf on a Donald Ross Designed Course

  • Enjoy Dinner at Sunset Terrace, an Amazing View of the Mountains While Enjoying Steak/Seafood & Sipping on Some Fancy Wine

  • Two Retail Promenades

The Amazing View From Omni Grove Park Inn, Located in Asheville North Carolina

290 Macon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804

Estimated Cost for Weekend Night (without tax/fee)

Premium Mountain View King Bed  in July 22' - $602

Premium Mountain View King Bed in Nov 22' - $656

Premium Mountain View King Bed in Feb 23' - $492

Premium Mountain View King Bed in April 23' - $542

Voted as One of the Top Resort Spas in the U.S.

Aloft Asheville Downtown

  • Poolside Cabana Rooms - Easy Pool Access Ideal for the Summer

  • Grab Burgers & Flatbread Pizzas at the WXYZ by Aloft

  • Very Modern Design Appeals to the Younger Generation

  • Free Coffee/Tea

Re:mix Lounge at Aloft Asheville Downtown, Best Hotel to Take In All the Action that Downtown Asheville Has to Offer

51 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

Estimated Cost for Weekend Night (without tax/fee)

King Bed City View  in July 22' - $280

King Bed City View in Nov 22' - $357

King Bed City View in Feb 23' - $227

King Bed City View in April 23' - $353

Within Walking Distance of Breweries, Activities, and Food Places on My Google Map, Biggest Selling Point

21 and up fun

Photo From Inside Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in Fletcher North Carolina

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Credit: My Own

100 Sierra Nevada Way, Fletcher, NC 28732


Torpedo Extra IPA: IPA - American | 7.2% ABV | 70 IBU

Barrel-Aged Cranberry Sour : Sour-Fruited | 9.0% ABV | 12 IBU

Hazy Little Thing: IPA - New England Hazy | 6.7% ABV | IBU 35

Hop Bullet: Double IPA | 8.0% ABV | IBU 60

Tropical Torpedo: IPA - American | 6.0% ABV | IBU 35

General Hours:

Sunday to Thursday 11 am - 9 pm

Friday & Saturday 11 am - 10 pm

Brewery Tour - Book Online - Daily (1st Tour 10am Last Tour 5pm) - $9 - 45 mins

Food Menu is Available

Ice Cooler Full of Burial Beer, Located in Asheville North Carolina

Burial Beer Co.

40 Collier Ave, Asheville, NC 28801


Surf Wax IPA: IPA - American | 6.8% ABV | 65 IBU

Just Like Always: IPA - Triple | 10.0% ABV | IBU 42

Skillet Donut Stout: Stout - Coffee | 8.0% ABV | IBU 60

Old Black Hen: Sour - Fruited | 10.0% ABV | IBU 5

Shadowclock Pilsner: Pilsner - German | 5.5% ABV | IBU 30

General Hours:

Sunday to Thursday Noon - 11 pm

Friday & Saturday Noon - Midnight

Tour: Reservation Only(Online) - 90 minute experience - On Weekend 12:30pm, 3pm at Burial Forestry Camp Location - $50

Food Menu is Available

 Again these are just few of my picks that fit my personality and interest. If you feel that I left one-off that may interest me or other people, message me on Facebook about the location.  I value a person's opinion and never just discard the information.  Always looking forward to learning about new places to add to my Google Map. ~ Shawn

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