Downtown Asheville

Artists and street musicians bring warmth and vibrancy to this pedestrian-friendly city. Downtown features restaurants, local shops, and performing arts venues.

Key Features

Walkability: There aren't many towns in the South that are this walkable. Stroll the city blocks filled with restaurants, coffee shops, bars, and breweries one bite and sip at a time.

Experience Art: Asheville is attracting national attention for its funky culture. Hop on a comedy tour bus and visit the countless art galleries or music venues to experience the creative class of artisans.


Whether you need a hot new pair of pumps, knock-around sneakers, or kicks for the kids, this shoe-lovers mecca is for you. Conveniently located on the corner of College and Lexington in Downtown Asheville, TOPS features two full stories of inventory, including a spacious sale section for bargain hunters.

Nest Picks

Thirsty Monk

A beer snob's watering hole. This world-famous pub and brewery attracts everyone in town. Sip American beers on the top floor and European brews in the basement.

White Duck Taco

Thai Peanut Chicken, Bangkok Shrimp, and Banh Mi Tofu—these are life-changing tacos! We literally can’t say enough about this joint.

Orange Peel

Listed as one of the Top Five Music Venues in America by Rolling Stone magazine, check out big name acts in this intimate venue.

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