In mid-November Andrew, Liam, and I went to Asheville, NC with our best friends and their little boy who is about a year younger than Liam. Andrew, Liam, and I had never been, and while our friends had, this was a trip that needed to be a bit more kid friendly. So while there may be a TON of Asheville Travel Guide posts out there, this one is more kid friendly.
Asheville Travel Guide (Kid Friendly)
Where To Stay: We rented a house about 25 mins away from Asheville in Black Mountain. I think this is a better option when traveling with kids than a hotel. We had a big kitchen and tons of space for the kids to play. It had a game room with an air hockey table, foosball table, and a closet full of board games. There was always stuff to do.
Where To Eat: We were able to experience some amazing restaurants. We went to Duck Donuts in Asheville, Tupelo Honey, Corner Kitchen, and Fresh Woodfired Pizza. We sadly did not make it to any breweries #parentlife but we got a taste of Asheville and can’t wait to go back and try more places!
What To Do: The first thing you MUST do is go to the Biltmore Estate! We lucked out and it had just been decorated for Christmas so not only did we get to see the historic property we got to see it at the most wonderful time of the year. It was hard to narrow photos down because all the decor was stunning. We also shopping around downtown and walked around to see the street performers and sites. We went to breakfast one morning in Biltmore Village and we went to those shops as well. We found the cutest Christmas shop and couldn’t resist getting an ornament. One of the days we were there it stormed really bad, so we had a cabin day of playing board games, watching movies, and enjoying the air hockey and foosball table our cabin came with! I also highly suggest driving the mountain ranges if you can. Absolutely stunning!
How To Get Around: We worked with Toyota and got to drive a Sequoa which was PERFECT for our trip! With 4 adults and 2 babies plus strollers, carseats, etc we needed space and this was the best solution! We had the babies in the captains seats and my friend, Suzanne and I in the very back while the guys sat up front. We also were able to fit 2 strollers in the way back as well as diaper bags, carriers, bags from shopping and more. There were tons of spaces to put cups/coffee/sippy cups as well as the ability to put a tablet up for the kiddos to watch when they got cranky! The car was 4-wheel drive and we had no idea how handy that would be. Our house was up in the mountains and the 4-wheel drive was the ONLY way we could have made it up and down on the rough terrain.
(Liam was also clearly a fan and don’t worry the car was NOT on)
We loved our trip and feel like it was a great family vacation spot! I can’t wait to go back and explore more restaurants and sites!
Make sure to check out my posts on toddler/baby travel tips as well!