Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Washington, DC to Asheville. If you're planning a road trip to Asheville, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.
10:00 am start in Washington, DC
drive for about 2 hours
2:42 pm Kerr Lake
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:42 pm
drive for about 1 hour
day 1 driving ≈ 5 hours
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10:00 am leave from The Umstead Hotel & Spa
drive for about 3 hours
day 2 driving ≈ 5 hours
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Richmond (14 answers)
Carytown (4 mentions)
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (2 mentions)
restaurants around Richmond:
Buz and Ned’s Real Barbecue
questions about Richmond:
What is your favorite restaurant in Richmond?
What is there to do in Richmond?
Nightlife in Richmond & hotels?
Raleigh (19 answers)
North Carolina Museum of Art (2 mentions)
restaurants around Raleigh:
hotels around Raleigh:
The Umstead Hotel & Spa
questions about Raleigh:
What is your favorite restaurant in Raleigh?
Best Non-Chain Restaurants for Families
What's the best neighborhood in Raleigh for a first time visitor?
Charlotte (42 answers)
Halcyon Flavors From the Earth (4 mentions)
EpiCentre (2 mentions)
7th Street Public Market (2 mentions)
Mint Museum UPTOWN (2 mentions)
Discovery Place (2 mentions)
restaurants around Charlotte:
Amelie's French Bakery
Birdsong Brewing Co.
Cabo Fish Taco
questions about Charlotte:
What is your favorite restaurant in Charlotte?
What's the best neighborhood in Charlotte for a first time visitor?
Nice suburbs to stay just outside Charlotte
Farm to Table Dining in Charlotte
What to do in Charlotte while celebrating a 60th Birthday?
Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?
The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Asheville.
If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out The Omni Grove Park Inn, which was mentioned 6 times on Trippy.
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Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?
Trippy members suggest Tupelo Honey Cafe, which was mentioned 3 times.
Here are some more restaurants people talk about:
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This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.
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