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FriendsAsheville, NC, is a quirky, fun town tucked into the valley between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Pisgah National Forest. It’s the ideal destination that offers a range of activities and dining options for everyone. 

Asheville is also a great place for mother-daughter, bridal parties, and singles vacations. 

From world-class dining and shopping to outdoor adventures and art galleries, here are a few getaway ideas for a trip with the girls.

5 Best Girlfriend Getaway Ideas in Asheville, NC

1. Get Outdoors

Ready to explore the great outdoors of western North Carolina mountains near Asheville, NC? 

Experience the breathtaking scenery of the Blue Ridge Mountains that surround the city in all directions, with one million acres of protected forest and parkland. 

There are so many things to do outside, including hiking the many trails, whitewater rafting, scenic drives, discovering beautiful waterfalls, zip lines, and much more. Here are the top 75 outdoor things to do in Asheville.

2. Enjoy the Art

Asheville, NC, is one of the top cities for art creation in the country. 

View thousands of extraordinary local artist’s work and world-class art in the famous River Arts District. Artists are located in converted warehouses and industrial buildings along the French Broad River, just a few miles from downtown Asheville and the Biltmore Estate. 

You can also discover hundreds of art galleries and artist studios to browse throughout the area. 

While downtown Asheville has the largest collection of art galleries, you’ll find a variety of arts and crafts in the Biltmore Village and in many of the quaint small towns.

3. See the Biltmore

Spend the day at American’s largest home at Biltmore and explore the 8,000-acre estate, including the 250-room Biltmore House, 75-acres of lush gardens, the nation’s most-visited winery, shopping, dining, four-star accommodations, hiking trails, and much more. 

Take a break at one of their restaurants and browse their many gift shops. Included in the Biltmore House tour ticket is a tasting and tour of Antler Hill Villages and Winery. There you can sample Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and other varieties from the Biltmore collection.

4. Check Out the Shopping

You can easily spend a day exploring downtown Asheville’s hundreds of boutiques, galleries, and local stores. The city has gorgeous architecture, fantastic stores, hundreds of restaurants, museums, fun street performers, and many free festivals and farmers markets. 

Asheville’s shopping scene is diverse, ranging from shopping malls with national chain stores to quaint downtowns throughout western North Carolina.  

Find plenty of local and international creations in the many art galleries, browse the wide variety of clothing, gifts, antiques, and books.

5. Enjoy Dining

Asheville is known for its award-winning restaurants and chef-driven scene. From local food that creates an authentic farm-to-table dining experience to 5-star restaurants, these experiences extend through the region, including Biltmore and surrounding small towns. 

Discover more than 50 locally-owned restaurants downtown with cuisine from around the world and some of Asheville’s favorite eateries, including dog-friendly patios and great outdoor dining options. 

Looking for something a little lighter? Check out one of Asheville’s wine bars.

Metro Wines

Enjoy your girlfriend’s getaway to Asheville, NC, with Metro Wines. Located at 169 Charlotte Street in Asheville, Metro Wines offers a wide selection of wines focusing on pairing just the right wine with any dish or event. 

Come on in and enjoy our complimentary tastings or view our event calendar for all our weekly tastings and special events during your vacation.