- 2 hr2 hours
- Pack's Tavern Restaurant
We will start downtown in Pack Square to learn about the history, architecture, and some of the local legends surrounding Asheville! During our tour, we will be sure to cover all major landmarks like the Basilica of St Lawrence, and the Grove Park Arcade, but we will also go off the beaten path to explore the Block, the YMI, Woolworth Walk's old-timey soda fountain, and Wall St's catwalk! During the trip, I will be providing insider tips on the best places to eat, drink and play for the best prices, including the places where locals hang out for free! We will discuss hidden gems that many people walk by daily without ever noticing an eagle overhead, the faces engraved on the wall, or secret mice! We will dive deeper into Asheville's "buy local" culture and what that means for companies who get listed as "sell-outs." Also, we will discuss stories of sabotage, controversy, and little-known success stories of previous residents! We will also check out a cool museum called Leaf Global and taste local spirits from a distillery! At the end, my guest will get discount beer tickets to taste some local brews from some of Asheville's finest, local breweries Twin Leaf and Archetype.
Cancellations made up to 36 hours before a scheduled tour via email, phone or call will be processed without penalty. Cancellations made less than 36 hours or less before a tour will be subject to a $5 per person charge.
Pack's Tavern, South Spruce Street, Asheville, NC, USA