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Coming to Asheville April 12-15 - suggestions

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Coming to Asheville April 12-15 - suggestions

We are coming to Asheville with our 16 and 13 year old sons after a college visit in Durham. We are staying in a loft downtown through VRBO.

The first day, we are going on the La Zoom Bus Tour and then Curate' for dinner.

We would like to either checkout the Smokies or Blue Ridge Parkway one day. We want some great views and some moderate hiking. Any suggestions?

We are thinking about the Treetop Adventure Course and the Biltmore Estate the last full day day.

Anything else we should not miss other than kicking around town and hitting up shops and restaurants?

We would love some additional restaurant suggestions. We prefer the nooks and crannies that locals love. We are adventuresome. We like dives and joints. Any thoughts on a BBQ place? Best pizza? Breakfast place?



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1. Re: Coming to Asheville April 12-15 - suggestions

Double check that the zipline will be open..they typically close for about 4 weeks in spring to minimize damage to the tender spring growth. Definitely plan a day to drive south (uphill) on the BRP . Plan to have lunch at the Pisgah Inn on Mt. Pisgah. Great hiking up there. While you're up there you can also hike Graveyard Fields , then backtrack to NC 276, head south toward Brevard, drive east on Hwy 64 and follow your GPS to DuPont State Forest and hike to the waterfalls, where much The Hunger Games and parts of Last of the Mohicans were filmed.

Luella's and 12 Bones are popular 'que spots. Sunny Point Cafe or Early Girl for "progressive" breakfast 5 Points Diner or Cornerstone on Tunnel Road for "conservative" breakfast" ( you probably think I'm kidding).

If there is a decent movie playing, one night you should take the gang to Asheville Pizza and Brewery cinema on Merrimon Ave just north of downtown....great beer brewed on the premises, pizza and a wide range of small plates, entrees,sandwiches and salads, all good, and a $3 movie ticket. Other fun, funky places are 9 Mile for Caribbean food in Montford, Bouchon downtown for mussels , Chai Pani downtown for Indian food, Papas and Beer on Tunnel Road for mountains of Tex-Mex, Salsa for Central American.

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2. Re: Coming to Asheville April 12-15 - suggestions

The French Broad Chocolate Loungeon Lexington downtown, is outstanding. Also Limone's, but reservations need here. kids might enjoy the Lexington Ave Pub for a good lunch.

In Biltmore Village, visit the Morning Glory Gallery. If you are driving the BRP, stop at the Folk Art Center #382 operated by the Southern Highland Craft Guild. Asheville offers stunning crafts, pottery, art and etc. from many gifted artisans.

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3. Re: Coming to Asheville April 12-15 - suggestions

Oooo, a Chocolate Loungeon! I think you just coined something new there, Queeni. I'm picturing a dungeon filled with chaise lounges and lots and lots of chocolate.

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