Downtown Asheville is just a mile from North Lodge on Oakland Bed and Breakfast. Discover great shopping, fine restaurants, art galleries, museums, beer pubs, live music venues, antiques, street entertainers, parks and much more. There is always something happening downtown.
It’s a shopper’s paradise with more than 200 locally owned shops and 30+ art galleries. The 50+ restaurants offers something for every taste and budget. Warmer weather brings wonderful outdoor dining, including the restaurants at the Grove Arcade (photo at right). And Asheville was recently named “Beer City USA” (tied with Portland, OR). Take a brew pub tour downtown and sample 50 local brews.
Enjoy concerts and festivals in Pack Square Park. Walk the Urban Trail to learn about the fascinating history of Asheville, see outdoor art at its many stops and discover the finest collection of late 19th- and early 20th-century urban architecture in North Carolina! its rich architectural legacy with its mix of Art Deco, Beaux Arts and Neoclassical styles is the perfect backdrop to the city’s edgy energy.