Corridor Tips

These simple snippets pack a powerful punch. Our resident “tipsters” share local watering holes, scenic overlooks, innovative gear, a secret patio and more! Whether you’re adventuring indoors or out, follow these tips from chefs, clues from outfitters, and “go-to” advice from those that are always on the GO!



Urban Landscape + Boutique Adventures ~ Take a self-guided tour of historic Montford isolating its unique architectural features—from corner turrets, to pebbledash exteriors, to hipped dormers. Stroll along Reed Creek Greenway then reward yourself with a warming wintertime beverage at High Five Coffee.


12 months of Biltmore experiences! Biltmore’s Annual Pass allows passholders to enjoy unlimited daytime visits for the entire year! Discover the estate, grounds and events every season and take advantage of a number of special discounts from dining to outdoor activities.

West Asheville’s Tacos Jalisco serves up tasty classic culinary staples from the streets of Guadalajara. Choose the tacos al pastor or recommended for adventurous diners a bowl of Menudo. Jack Igelman

Support artists who give back to their community ~ Desert Moon Designs Studios & Gallery donates 5% of their gallery sales to non-profits. The contemporary gallery showcases local and visiting regional artists. One of the most welcoming galleries in the River Arts District! – Sammy Cox

Plan an excursion to The Thomas Wolfe Memorial – Wolfe’s frank portrayal of colorful townsfolk and scandalous guests at his mother’s boarding house led to a hometown ban on his novels. Now his Old Kentucky Home, one of American lit’s most notable landmarks, is a memorial to Asheville’s famous man of letters. Jack Igelman

Try the Payne’s Pale Ale at Wedge Brewing and grab a bucket of roasted peanuts. Best in town! Listen to swing music in the funky courtyard or catch one of the seasonal outdoor cinema series.

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Consider intermodal ways to travel to and from each corridor. This includes walking, biking, carpooling, shuttle services, bike taxi, trolley and bus. ART (Asheville Redefines Transit) provides convenient bus service throughout the city along 16 routes. – Pahaska


Make the RAD hands-on! Seek out art classes covering everything from painting to ceramics and textiles to woodworking. Plus, discover unexpected experiences like sake tastings and out-of-the-box yoga at other district businesses. – Maggie Cramer


Asheville Motor Speedway Memorial at Carrier Park ~ The stock cars are history, but Asheville’s fabled short track is not forgotten. Pay homage to speedsters of past at the checkered monument to the Asheville Motor Speedway or fuel your cycling passion on the velodrome in its place. – Jack Igelman

All Souls Pizza ~ Go for the grains.  Unless they’re on your can’t-eat list, the grains at All Souls Pizza aren’t to be missed. Order pizza to taste dough made with local wheat or a polenta dish to enjoy just-milled corn. Maggie Cramer

Boater’s brunch at Clingman Cafe ~ Bring your own cup, order a morning brew and yummy granola. Check out the art, chill on the sunny patio and watch how slowly the time and trains go by. – Sammy Cox

Home away from home ~ Looking for a unique place to stay? Check out Sweet Peas Hostel in the heart of downtown. Choose your comfort with a variety of lodging options: bunk beds, private pods or a private room. Hosteller’s tip: Save a few bucks during your Asheville adventure and cook your own meals in the fully-equipped kitchen. – Pahaska