Area Attractions

Project Connect takes place in Asheville, North Carolina, on Asheville School's historic campus. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville is known for its hiking, beautiful scenery, food, craft beer, and historic landmarks. The Project Connect conference is scheduled to end on a Friday, and we encourage participants to continue their stay in Asheville through the weekend to thoroughly enjoy all the attractions it has to offer. See some of our recommendations below.

For information on flights, transportation or lodging in Asheville, please see our Travel Information page.

 

Patrons enjoy tapas at En La Calle in Asheville, NC.

Patrons enjoy tapas at En La Calle in Asheville, NC.

Food

Asheville is famous for its dining, fine and otherwise. See our list of recommended eats below.

Fine Dining:

Curate
13 Biltmore Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801
828-239-2946
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Table
48 College St.
Asheville, NC 28801
828-254-8980
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Nightbell
32 S Lexington Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801
828-575-0375
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Cucina 24
24 Wall St.
Asheville, NC 28801
828-254-6170
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Isa’s Bistro
1 Battery Park Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801
828-575-9636
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Limones
13 Eagle St.
Asheville, NC 28801
828-252-2327
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Mid-Range Dining:

Red Ginger
82 Patton Ave., Suite 100
Asheville, NC 28801
828-505-8688
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En La Calle
15 Eagle St.
Asheville, NC 28801
828-232-7012
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Gan Shan Station
143 Charlotte St.
Asheville, NC 28801
828-774-5280
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Bone and Broth
 94 Charlotte St.
Asheville, NC 28801
828-505-2849
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Mela
70 N Lexington Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801
828-225-8880
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Casual Fare:

White Duck Taco
1 Roberts St. #101
Asheville, NC 28801
828-258-1660
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Gypsy Queen
807 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806
828-575-2758
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Chai Pani
22 Battery Park Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801
828-254-4003
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Doc Chey's
37 Biltmore Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801
828-252-8220
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All Souls Pizza
175 Clingman Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801
828-254-0169
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Off the Beaten Path:

OWL Bakery
295 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806
828-785-1770
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Sunny Point
626 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806
828-252-0055
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Plant
165 Merrimon Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801
828-258-7500
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Elements Real Food
233 S Liberty St.
Asheville, NC 28801
828-412-5701
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Craft Beer

Asheville boasts more breweries per capita than any U.S. city, offering visitors roughly 100 local beers that can be enjoyed on draft and in bottles. Each brewery has its own unique atmosphere and personality, just like its beer, but see some of our favorites below.

Recommended Breweries:

Sierra Nevada
100 Sierra Nevada Way
Fletcher, NC 28732
828-708-6176
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Catawba Brewing Co.
32 Banks Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801
828-552-3934
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Wedge Brewing Co.
37 Paynes Way
Asheville, NC 28801
828-505-2792
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New Belgium
21 Craven St.
Asheville, NC 28806
828-333-6900
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Burial Beer Co.
40 Collier Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801
828-475-2739
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Green Man Brewery
27 Buxton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801
828-252-5502
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Highland Brewing Co.
12 Old Charlotte Hwy
Asheville, NC 28803
828-299-3370
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Enjoy a locally-brewed craft beer by the river at New Belgium in Asheville, NC.

Enjoy a locally-brewed craft beer by the river at New Belgium in Asheville, NC.


Fine Arts Theater in downtown Asheville, NC.

Fine Arts Theater in downtown Asheville, NC.

Entertainment

Asheville offers an array of entertainment options, from nationally renowned musical performances, to first run films, and fine art and photography.

Recommendations:

Fine Arts Theater
36 Biltmore Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801
828-232-1536
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Orange Peel
101 Biltmore Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801
828-398-1837
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The Grey Eagle
185 Clingman Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801
828-232-5800
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Isis Music Hall
743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806
828-575-2737
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Asheville Art Museum
175 Biltmore Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801
828-253-3227
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Western Regional Archives
176 Riceville Rd.
Asheville, NC 28805
828-296-7230, ext. 240
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Black Mountain College Museum
56 Broadway St.
Asheville, NC 28801
828-350-8484
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Activities

Asheville is surrounded by National Forest and dozens of wonderful day hikes are accessible from The Blue Ridge Parkway.  Maps are available for Project Connect participants upon arrival!  Additionally, the famous Biltmore Estate is a popular destination, as is the Grove Park Inn.  Both downtown Asheville and The River Arts District provide fun sightseeing, best on foot, or try a LaZoom Bus Tour!

Recommendations:

River Arts District
Riverside Dr.
Asheville, NC 28801
828-552-4723
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Biltmore Estate
1 Lodge St.
Asheville, NC 28803
800-411-3812
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Grove Park Inn
290 Macon Ave.
Asheville, NC 28804
800-438-5800
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LaZoom Tours
76 Biltmore Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801
828-225-6932
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The Captain's Bookshelf
31 Page Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801
828-253-6631
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Enjoy art exhibits at Black Mountain College Museum in downtown Asheville, NC.

Enjoy art exhibits at Black Mountain College Museum in downtown Asheville, NC.


External References

Asheville Chamber of Commerce
36 Montford Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801
828-258-6114
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Asheville Visitor Center
36 Montford Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801
828-258-6101
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Asheville.com
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For more information or questions about Asheville, please see our Travel Information page or Contact Us.