Shopping Walking Tour in Asheville, Asheville (Self Guided)

Shopping in Asheville is an elaborate activity, so one will definitely need a good deal of time to prepare for this exciting adventure through the city streets, which are packed with shops, little stores and craft galleries. Take the following tour and visit the most renowned and interesting shops of Asheville.
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Shopping Walking Tour in Asheville Map

Guide Name: Shopping Walking Tour in Asheville
Guide Location: USA » Asheville (See other walking tours in Asheville)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 km
Author: HelenF
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Mountain Made

1) Mountain Made

If you are interested in buying new jewelry, pottery, wood or glass, head to the Grove Arcade, where you will find, in Suite 123, a charming little shop called Mountain Made. Here you can purchase perfect memorabilia that will definitely bring back sweet memories of your time spent in Asheville. The shop is a convenient combination of a gallery and gift shop where contemporary mountain arts are the main attraction. Mountain Made is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm and Sundays between 12pm and 5pm.
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Jewels That Dance

2) Jewels That Dance

The number one place you want to check out when in Asheville is Jewels That Dance. Since 1983, this gallery is a brilliant environment where the most dazzling jewels can be purchased. The shop belongs to Paula Dawkins, a skilled goldsmith; her collections are the most awaited and requested in the city and elsewhere as well. The diversity of the shop is rather exuberant, as there are collections of titanium, gold jewelry and also gemstones, pearls and many other precious items. Come check it out Monday to Saturday between 10:30am and 6pm.
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Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe

3) Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe

Malaprop's Bookstore/Café is a special and unique bookstore where everybody’s opinion matters and where freedom of expression is promoted. Its owner and founder, Emoke B'Racz, strives to maintain the shop as a cozy environment for all who love reading. Here one will find a vast collection of books, cards and gifts. What's more, the store serves amazing coffee with delicious pastries. Visit Monday through Saturday from 9am to 9pm and Sundays from 9am to 7pm.
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L.O.F.T. of Asheville

4) L.O.F.T. of Asheville

At the L.O.F.T. (Lost Objects Found Treasures) you will find yourself lured into a world of long forgotten treasures. This enchanting gift shop is a thrilling place for one who adores antiques, unusual things and uncommon books. Since 1996, the L.O.F.T. is at your service, always coming up with new ideas and original things for you to take home. The shop is open from Sunday - Thursday: 9:30 am-9:00 pm; Friday- Saturday 9:30 am-10:00 pm.
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Bruisin' Ales

5) Bruisin' Ales

Having trouble deciding what gifts to bring back home with you after a trip to Asheville? Well, there is one unusual way to make your friends happy; but first of all there is something you should definitely know – the best selection of beer in the city is at Bruisin’ Ales. It is a beer-only store which proudly presents over 900 types of beer selected from different places in the world - an enormous treasure vault, stocking American craft brews, Belgians, etc. So go to Bruisin’ Ales Tuesday to Thursday between 12pm and 8pm, or Fridays and Saturdays between 12pm and 9pm, or even better on Sundays when the place is open from 12pm till 6pm and you can buy an original, tasty gift.
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Indo Apparel & Gifts

6) Indo Apparel & Gifts

Everything your heart desires is here at Indo Apparel & Gifts! Whether you are looking for musical instruments, incense, jewelry or finger puppets, this shop has it all. You are welcome to visit Indo Apparel & Gifts Monday through Thursday from 11am till 7pm, Fridays and Saturdays between 10am and 8pm and Sundays from 12pm till 6pm.

Walking Tours in Asheville, North Carolina

Create Your Own Walk in Asheville

Create Your Own Walk in Asheville

Creating your own self-guided walk in Asheville is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Churches in Asheville

Churches in Asheville

The city of Asheville has tons of offerings to all visitors who come to discover its dazzling religious architectural monuments. Each street corner is another door to a new, interesting denomination. On this tour, you will definitely observe the diversity that dominates within the architecture of religious venues.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km
Downtown Asheville Art Galleries

Downtown Asheville Art Galleries

Home to over a dozen of art galleries, the city of Asheville has an incredible "army" of talented artists. Their craftsmanship is epic and their work exceeds all known boundaries, thus transforming Asheville into a city where creation and art never sleeps. Take the following tour to roar the streets in search of stunning artistic treasures.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 km
Night Venues in Asheville

Night Venues in Asheville

Are you eager to spend a great night out in Asheville? Well, charge your life energy batteries and let’s go! The city has everything you are looking for: freshly made beer, good live music and the best cocktails. The following self-guided nightlife tour will help you find a suitable place to get your party started!

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 km
Kids Entertainment Walking Tour in Asheville

Kids Entertainment Walking Tour in Asheville

In the city of Asheville there are plenty of entertaining venues for your little ones. Educational museums, theaters, creative lounges and chocolate shops are plentiful and welcoming. Take the following tour and experience, together with your kids, the sweet adventure of childhood.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.8 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Asheville for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Asheville has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Asheville, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.