West Asheville is separated from downtown Asheville by the French Broad River. The hip area is home to unique boutiques, restaurants, breweries and other shops. Spend time exploring West Asheville on less than $100 a day.
Start your day right with breakfast at Biscuit Head. Specializing in — you guessed it — biscuits, the restaurant serves Southern-inspired dishes for every appetite. Entrées cost about $5–11. Spend time browsing the shops on Haywood Road. Here you’ll find a variety of vintage stores, record shops, art galleries and other unique boutiques.
Grab lunch at Nine Mile. A favorite among locals, the restaurant boasts a vegetarian-friendly Caribbean menu. Entrées cost between $7–12. Stop by Asheville Retrocade to play some old-school games. You’ll have access to video games, pinball machines, skeeball and other games for $10, all you can play.
Have dinner at Haywood Common. The new American restaurant draws from seasonal, local fare to craft its menu. Spend about $20. A trip to West Asheville isn’t complete without a stop at a brewery. Grab a beer or two at Archetype Brewing. Pours range about $3–6.
See some live music at The Mothlight. You’ll find a variety of acts with prices about $8–20. There are many dive bars in West Asheville. Visit The Double Crown for a nightcap. The spot is open until 2 a.m.
Blood circulation is an ever-present concern, especially for people who sit for long periods of time for work or travel. If you’re preparing for a long trip, make sure to pick up some compression socks to keep blood flowing.
Experience a big-city hotel stay that doesn’t feel like your typical urban visit at Chicago’s Claridge House, nestled in the sought-after Gold Coast neighborhood. The hotel’s sophisticated décor and serene residential ambience foster the atmosphere of an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of a busy metropolis.
Finding a hotel during the Olympic Games can be harder than launching a shotput across a bed of sand. Some host cities find themselves investing millions of dollars to construct new hotels just for the Games, which is a strain on resources and the environment, and can send the city into debt. In an effort to avoid these problems, Airbnb and the International Olympics Committee teamed up to offer accommodation to attendees during the next handful of Olympic Games around the world.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.