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Where to Relax in Asheville

If you’re wondering Where to Relax in Asheville, these treasures are highly recommended by locals and visitors alike. They’re perfect spots for weekends with the girls, self-care, or intimate occasions.

*Denotes rooftop lounge with outstanding views

*Aloft WXYZ – favorite downtown location to sip a beverage and watch the world stroll by

Antler Hill Village – grassy knoll with a nice sunset view and family fun on the weekends at the Biltmore Estate

Arboretum – rediscover nature amongst the native plants and floral paths

Asheville Salt Cave – slow down and pamper yourself with some quiet time in a healing salt cave

Battery Park Book Exchange – cozy and romantic spot for a nightcap

Biltmore Day Spa – luxury day spa open 7 days a week

Biltmore Winery – visit this historic winery with plenty of spots to linger. Join the wine club and enjoy special events for members only.

Bywater – float down the French Broad River and end up here.

*Capella on 9 – relaxing lounge with expansive views on the roof of the AC Hotel

Crocodile Wine – a hidden gem below Manicomio Pizza serving natural wine

District Wine Bar – inviting wine bar located in the River Arts district adjacent to the Wedge.

French Broad Chocolate Lounge – sip chocolate on the sidewalk overlooking Pack Square

Grove Park Inn Spa – relax in the ultimate underground spa

*Hemingway’s Cuba – watch the sunset from the rooftop while cuddled ’round the fire pit

Hot Springs – hot tubs filled with therapeutic spring water to soak your cares away a short drive from Asheville

Lake Powhatan – swim in a natural lake like we did in the good old days

Malaprops Book Store – spend an afternoon browsing the shelves and sipping coffee in this local bookstore/cafe.

*Montford Bar – views that go on forever on top of the Hyatt Place

New Belgium – bring your own chair and spend the day by the river

Pack Square – giant water fountain to play in on hot summer days

*Pillar Libations – relax on their rooftop with music throughout the week

Pisgah Inn – take a scenic drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway and have dinner on top of the world

Pleb Urban Winery – with 10,000 square feet, this massive winery and tasting bar has plenty of seating to accommodate a large group.

Pritchard Park – hang out in the hub of downtown Asheville and watch the local flavor. Bring your own drum on Friday nights and join the drum circle.

Rustic Grape – quaint wine bar under the Aloft hotel serving rustic breads, cheeses, wine and cocktails.

Sante’ Wine Bar – excellent wine selection with a full service restaurant in the Grove Arcade

Sensibilities – day spa downtown with a variety of treatments for face and body.

Shoji Spa & Lodge – hot tubs in wooded, private surroundings provide the ultimate getaway

Sierra Nevada – pull up a rocking chair or play the day away with bocci ball and corn hole games on their massive back porch.

*Sky Bar – travel to the top of the Flat Iron Building to find the best mountain views in Asheville

*Social Lounge – rooftop music and libations with views of the city

Sovereign Remedies – inventive food and cocktail creations in a relaxing atmosphere

*Thirsty Monk – visit their rooftop at the edge of town to extend the fun

5 Walnut Wine Bar – popular wine bar in downtown Asheville offering cheese, wine and music

Wake Foot Sanctuary – copper bowl foot soaks and massages that will make you melt away

Zen Tubing – float away the day by tubing down the French Broad River

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