River Arts District Tip-Based Sightseeing Walking Tour

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For years, the River Arts District or "RAD," has been a popular spot for visitors; however, many guests arrive with the question: "What do we do once we arrive?" In response, I created a tour that would hit the highlights and provide my guests with a hands-on RAD experience they would not forget! Starting at Magnetic Theatre, we will walk down Depot Street to learn about the history of the RAD, the artists and visit ONE gallery! We stop at the Grind Coffee for a taste of local brews, tour the historical Grey Eagle Music Venue and taste Taqueria snacks, view a glass blowing demonstration at the NC Glass Center. Then walk alongside the river, learning stories about the legends of the French Broad and what activities you can do on the river post-tour! The shorter, 11am tour, will taste gelato and finish at cotton mill. The 2pm tour will finish on Foundy Street to learn about the graffiti in the area and taste some local wine or beer at the two breweries. About 3 a mile walk

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Asheville Free Walking Tours

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We will start here. The guests will watch the actors perform a brief act and get an idea of what the theatre does in the community. Some lucky guests will get a chance to view an act as we walk throughout the RAD on special occassions!

Duration: 5 minutes

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Guests will get a private tour of this historical music venue including stories about different musicians who have performed here as well as the history behind the murals and paintings that line the walls.

Duration: 10 minutes

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At the end of the tour, guests will have the option to go to Pleb Urban Winery or the Wedge Brewery for specials open only to our guests!

Duration: 20 minutes

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At the end of the tour, guests will have the option to go to Pleb for a glass of wine or the Wedge Brewery for a beer with specials offered only to our tour guests!

Duration: 20 minutes
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