This past Memorial Day weekend we hit the road and ventured to a new city for a new adventure down to Asheville, NC. From initial research on fun vacation spots, to our friends buzzing about visiting this latest hot spot our curiosity was peaked… so we crashed our friends trip and buckled in for a long weekend of exploring!
Although our weekend consisted mostly of drinking and eating, we did have other trip highlights that made Asheville a memorable city that we’d be happy to visit again.
Blue Ridge Parkway – Craggy Gardens: With the rolling mountains surrounding the city, the Blue Ridge Parkway is almost unavoidable. We drove up to the Craggy Gardens pathway that led us to a stunning view, although the fog was rolling in, it did clear up enough for us to grab a few shots and see the true views. This manageable hike was perfect for all ages and led for a great photo op and perfect spot for a lunch break.
Dog Friendly: One of the great parts of this trip was being able to bring Moz! Our friends also brought their pup, Maybel, it was great because almost everywhere in Asheville was dog friendly! The one afternoon we went brewery hopping, the pups tagged along and probably met about 15-20 dogs throughout the day. It was super fun, and the city is really great for us dog lovers whether your dining or drinking.
Rich with History: One piece of Asheville history that we visited was the stunning Grove Park Inn. Originally built in 1913, this piece of property is impressive and of course has incredible views of the running mountains and downtown Asheville. Even if you can just stop here for a drink on the outdoor patio (which we did) you’ll be in for a treat and able to enjoy this treasure and explore the original building. The city center also held grounds for historic learnings and monuments that led us to google search a few times to learn about the cities origins and historical figures.
Be sure to stop back on Friday as I’ll be sharing more details into our favorite eats and breweries from Asheville!