Take a trip to the Grove Arcade to see one of downtown Asheville’s most historic and well-known parts of town. Originally opened as an inn and public market in the late 1920s, the Grove Arcade Building has since been renovated and reopened—paying homage to its origins as a community gathering place.

Enjoy a variety of options for shopping, dining and entertainment inside the Arcade building and in the outdoor artist’s market. One of the most popular places here is the Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar. With books lining the walls and a 80+ wine selections behind the bar, guests can savor a glass of wine while getting lost in a fascinating story or engaging biography.