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