Last week, The Good South made our way to Asheville, NC + Greenville, SC. We had meetings, ate great food, hiked, and explored two great Southern cities. Here are some of our favorite things from the trip:
First up, we went to Asheville, NC.
After exploring downtown Asheville, we ate lunch at Tupelo Honey. It was the place most recommended to us by friends and definitely lived up to the hype.
We went to French Broad Chocolate Lounge and had their famous chocolate liquid truffle.
Asheville is known as "Beer City USA" and has more breweries per capita than an other US city. We visited many of the breweries and sampled local beer throughout our trip.
Pack's Tavern was one of our favorite spots.
You won't find Ben's Tune Up on many city guides to Asheville, but we quickly found out it was a popular hangout for locals. When visiting new cities, we always ask the locals for the best places to go. It never lets us down!
Mayfel's was another highly recommended restaurant. When you go, get the pimento cheese cornbread and try to sit outside. There's always street music in Asheville!
We spent an entire day driving the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway and hiking. Our favorite hiking trail led us to this waterfall.
On our last full day in Asheville, we toured the Biltmore Estate, the largest privately owned residence in the United States.
If you haven't been, plan on spending a full day there. We toured the 178,926 sq. ft. home, toured the grounds, visited an exhibit on The Biltmore Legacy, and went to a wine tasting at the Biltmore Winery.
The grounds at the Biltmore are as equally impressive as the home. There are thousands of unique flowers and a conservatory.
After a full day at the Biltmore, we went to Cantina, a fresh mex restaurant in the historic Biltmore Village. If you go, be sure to donate one of your sides to the MANNA Food Bank. Cantina portions are huge, so you'll never miss it. Your donation feeds up to six people!
Our last meal in Asheville before making our way to Greenville, SC was at Biscuit Head in the River Arts District. If y'all are in Asheville, go get one of these huge biscuits!
After making the short drive to Greenville, SC, we toured Furman University and headed downtown. We went straight to Falls Park on the Reedy. Greenville has a waterfall and river in the middle of their downtown.
The pedestrian bridge over the Reedy Falls is the only single-suspension bridge in the country.
This tree is know as the Medusa Tree and is located in Falls Park.
Unfortunately, we did not take many pictures in Greenville, but we enjoyed touring Main Street, eating at Vic's Pizza and Grill Marks, and drinks at Sip.
Asheville and Greenville are both great Southern cities with much to offer. They're only an hour apart, so if you're going to visit one, be sure to visit the other.