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Downtown Asheville Art District

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Neighbourhood: Downtown Asheville
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Address: Asheville, NC 28801
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Association of fine art and craft galleries in downtown Asheville, NC

Association of fine art and craft galleries in downtown Asheville, NC

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Great place to walk and shop

Lots of shops and restaurants in this downtown arts district. So many shops are locally owned (and proudly display signs in the windows stating such) so you can find things there... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Charleston, South Carolina
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took a weekend trip to Asheville to see the Biltmore and such. On Saturday, March 18th, in the afternoon, we decided to go downtown and walk around, sightsee. We drove around and around downtown, and could not find ANY parking ANYWHERE. We tried going to 3 different parking garages, all of which were full, we looked for metered parking... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of shops and restaurants in this downtown arts district. So many shops are locally owned (and proudly display signs in the windows stating such) so you can find things there that you won't find elsewhere. There are many places to eat and little cafes as well. This is a must-do area of Asheville.

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Monmouth, OR
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love to walk. And walk we did visiting all the studios and galleries in Asheville. Or at least enough. Glass, pottery, fine art, antiques, 2nd hand stores all told a story about this area. Friendly people sharing their art and history. Most enjoyable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this area of Asheville! There is so much to do and see. The atmosphere is creative, friendly, and active. Excellent places to eat, drink, and hang out. We keep discovering places to visit little gems all over the place!

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love walking around the downtown arts district, and Blue Spiral and Haen Gallery are two of my favorite stops. Yes, downtown on weekends is crowded, and a little seedy, but it feels hip and alive. I love that most every store/gallery/place is a mom-and-pop (no chains except Mellow Mushroom - maybe it started there?), with unique merchandise and breweries/tea... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed walking around downtown and all the little shops. so hard to find awesome pizza any where other than the greater NY area. The mellow mushroom was an interestingly decorated restaurant which was fun but for us it fell short in the pizza Dept. Just so different than what we are use to.

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Scottsboro, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots to do in downtown from shopping, to breweries, to bookstores, etc. Fun place to eat or just hang out.

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Staten Island, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pretty neat part of town to walk around and soak in local culture. The Urban Trail runs through there, and there are some neat landmarks, pubs, restaurants, and museums. Plenty of musicians around. It def. sums up the local culture and worth spending some time in that section when visiting. There is something for every age and taste which is... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Asheville is a wonderful place to visit! Downtown Asheville has great restaurants and wonderful shopping. Walking around and visiting the shops is also a big treat. People are friendly and very helpful. If you love to bike, then Asheville is your place. If you love to hike, then Asheville is your place. Plus you have the Baltimore and the Grove... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

We visited several breweries and our favorite is the Wicked Weed. Great selection of beer and great food. A must for first timers.

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