We're excited about our 1st trip to Asheville and would appreciate any suggestions re: our itinerary. Hotel and restaurant reservations have been made, but there are so many good ones that it is overwhelming (in a good way :). Are we missing any "must dos" or good restaurants? Your help is much appreciated!
Arrive Tues, Oct 8
Check in to Grand Bohemian
White trolley historic tour
Visit Thomas Wolfe home
Dinner at the Corner Kitchen
Wedn, Oct 9
Biltmore Estate, Gardens and Winery
Lunch at Cedric's or the Bistro??
Downtown - Grove Arcade Public Market, Book Exch & Champagne Bar, Dinner at Curate (req seats at bar to watch chefs)
Thurs, Oct 10
Breakfast at Tupelo Honey
Drive the Blue Ridge Parkway to Boone (best scenic places to stop for light hiking or viewing?)
Lunch at Daniel Boone Inn(??)
Anniv dinner at Red Stag (at our hotel)
Friday, Oct 11
Breakfast at Early Girl Eatery?? Tour Thomas Wolfe Musem ( if haven't done so already). Should we make room for Grove Park Inn somewhere? (drinks - Sunset or Horizons)???
Leave Asheville and drive BRP to Cherokee (tour Cherokee Museum). Then 441 thru Great Smokey Mts Natl Park to Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge. Will spend a night or two in this area, but don't have reservations and just want something simple here. Is it crazy to think we could find a chain hotel (Choice, Hampton, B Western) last minute? Any suggestions?