Immerse yourself in the arts, history and field-to-table cuisine that is the Asheville spirit

The city's rich history led the way for historic landmarks and beautiful architecture, all surrounded by the breathtaking natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The famous Asheville culture fills the streets of the vibrant arts-centric downtown, where you'll experience live music and public art displays, all passionately produced locally by members of the Asheville community.

If the culinary arts are more of your style, Asheville will not let you down. Wherever your taste buds take you, you're guaranteed to feast on cuisine handcrafted by Asheville's renowned Chefs, using the best fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Even better than the food is the cities extensive selection of micro and craft breweries. Whether you prefer a pale ale from New Belgium or a sour style from Wicked Weed, Asheville offers a brew fit for any mood and every palette.

You'll find it all, just steps away at the Hotel Indigo Asheville Downtown

Battery Park Book Exchange

Just one block from the hotel, the Battery Park Book Exchange pairs of two of earth’s finest pleasures, books and wine, side by side. Or should we say page by glass? Peruse thousands of books in dozens of categories while sipping a fine wine, sparkling wine, or Champagne. And just like the Hotel Indigo Asheville, pets are welcome! 

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Grove Arcade

Opened in 1929 as one of the nation’s leading public markets, the Grove Arcade remains one of downtown Asheville’s architectural gems. Take a step back in time as you enjoy the variety of shopping, dining and essentials found today in the historic building, as well as an Outdoor Artists Market. Enjoy the treasures, tastes and treats of the Grove Arcade.

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U.S. Cellular Center

The US Cellular Center is Asheville’s largest music and event venue, located in the heart of downtown and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Reflecting the creativity, uniqueness, and artistry for which Asheville in known, the Center is currently home to the Warren Haynes Christmas Jam, the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands, the Asheville Symphony Orchestra, and the Southern Conference Basketball Tournament. Family-friendly, community-driven, and with an emphasis on entertainment excellence, the U.S. Cellular Center is constantly adding exciting events to the calendar, annually boasting more than 200 days of events a year and drawing 200,000-plus people annually.

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Other Great Spots in Asheville


Bouchon – Farm-to-table French Bistro comfort food
Table Asheville – Creative elevated American Cuisine
Modesto – Creative, seasonal Italian fare & wines


New Belgium Brewing Company
Burial Beer Co.
Highland Brewing Company


aSHEville Museum – Asheville's Premier Women's Museum
Thomas Wolfe Memorial – Historical site of the “Old Kentucky Home” boarding house and childhood home of American novelist Thomas Wolfe.
Biltmore Estate – on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, this home is America's largest private estate. Built by George Vanderbilt in 1889, this Chateauesque style mansion features tours, gardens, a winery and on site restaurants to the public.