Last month, I took a trip to Asheville with my best friend for the perfect girls’ weekend getaway in the winter. We had the best time enjoying good food and drinks around the city. It was the first time I’ve visited without David and I intended to take full advantage of that by checking off a restaurant that has been on my places to try forever. For more of my favorite trips to Asheville, check out this article and this article for more ideas if you are planning a trip. Here are my top 5 things to do in Asheville NC in the winter!
The Best Things to Do in Asheville NC in the Winter
Enjoy 2 of my Favorite Things at Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar
We were wandering around Grove Arcade after lunch and we stumbled across Battery Park. It truly was one of my favorite things we did and I cannot wait to go back to Asheville to visit again. I mean, a used book store plus a champagne bar that also serves anything from charcuterie to quiche to sandwiches to pie. It’s truly a gem! They also have a great wine list, beer, sparkling wine cocktails, and tea service.
Grab a Lavender Honey Latte at Double D’s Coffee & Dessert while Strolling Downtown
While you’re strolling around downtown, pop into iconic Double D’s Coffee & Dessert for a lavender honey latte. They also have a variety of specialty coffee drinks to try out. There is seating both in the bus and on the surrounding patio. Just know that it it cash only so you’ll want to have some handy.
Explore the Beautiful Gardens and Conservatory at Biltmore Estate and Catch a Sunset
While I know the house is usually the main attraction for people, I personally could spend all day in the gardens and the conservatory. It is such a beautiful space and the plants are simply stunning. Be sure to catch a sunset from the path beside the house. You can grab a drink, whether it is a beer, a Biltmore glass of wine, or a coffee or tea drink from the cafe by the stables and then take it in with the mountains in the background.
Take a Mental Trip to Spain with the Spanish Experience and Wine Pairing at Cúrate
Cúrate has been on my list of places to try for years now. It is completely worth the hype! It is such a cozy and welcoming restaurant. We opted for the Spanish experience and wine pairing. The server asked if we preferred to know the pairings in advance or be surprised, and we opted to be surprised and wow were we glad to do it that way! Each course was better than the last and while Amanda and I are adventurous eaters together, we tried things we definitely would not have ordered ourselves. North Carolina is lucky to have such a charming, delicious restaurant like this!
Warm Up at the Grand Bohemian Hotel with a Cocktail from Red Stag Grill
One place that I cannot get enough of in Asheville is the Grand Bohemian Hotel. Their entrance and lobby is so inviting with that signature fragrance and the big stone fireplaces. David and I have been before and taken our cocktail through the art gallery before cozying up in front of the fire. Or, grab a seat at the bar and enjoy a drink and dinner! It’s such a warm and inviting spot and I thoroughly enjoy spending a winter evening here.