136 Articles

A virtual escape for restless, homebound souls from Asheville, N.C.

  • March 26, 2020

  ASHEVILLE, N.C. (March 26, 2020) – The world has hit pause on travel (and an ever-growing number of shared human experiences). Like you, Asheville and other destinations are trying to find our way through these strange days in the wake of COVID-19. In addition to supporting our community, we have curated a virtual escape with restless, homebound souls in mind. From virtual hikes in

Winter Wellness Adventures

  • January 27, 2020

  ► Winter is the perfect time to take a hike, offering quiet trails with the best views of the year thanks to leafless trees and crisp air. Check out guided hiking companies like Namaste in Nature (full moon yoga and meditation hikes), Blue Ridge Hiking Co. (now offering guided hikes of the Smoky Mountains) and Asheville Hiking Tours. ► The NEW Deluxe Triple Waterfall Yoga Hike from Namaste

Beverage Culture News

  • January 27, 2020

NOW OPEN ► Set in historic buildings that once housed young forestry workers of the Civilian Conservation Corps, Burial Beer’s Forestry Camp includes a production brewery, taproom and restaurant.   COMING SOON ► Thirsty Monk will relaunch its core lineup of Belgian-Rooted Modern Ales in 2020 with a new look and feel that brings tarot cards to life. Celebrating the creative energy and

Beer City News - 51 Breweries and Counting

  • January 27, 2020

  NOW OPEN: ► New downtown brewery DSSOLVR, with a design point of view that melds the absurd and surreal, opened December 2019 with beer offerings fit for picky beer enthusiasts and casual light beer drinkers alike, as well as their own mead, wine, cider and cold-brew coffee. ► Highland Brewing Company is partnering with DSSOLVR for Breakfast Stout, with the high ABV version brewed at

Fresh Cultural Adventures + River Arts District Improvements

  • January 27, 2020

  NOW OPEN: ► Asheville Art Museum just opened with a new $24 million-plus, state-of-theart building that features expanded gallery space, education facilities, an art library, a lecture and performance venue, a new ArtPLAYce for families and children and the addition of a rooftop sculpture terrace and café with views of downtown architecture and the surrounding mountains. 2020

New Exhibition at an American Castle

  • January 27, 2020

  “Downton Abbey: The Exhibition” arrived at Biltmore on Nov. 8 with set recreations and artifacts, more than 50 of the show's costumes and exclusive multimedia elements. The exhibition will run through April 7, 2020, and will highlight the parallels between the show, the movie and Biltmore's Vanderbilt family, friends and staff. The grandeur and size of Biltmore House,

New Downtown Hotel Celebrates Asheville's History and Architecture Also Bring New Restaurants

  • January 27, 2020

  NOW OPEN: Asheville’s famed Art Deco skyline has gained a new icon and a four-star luxury property. The Kimpton Hotel Arras, opened October 2019, is a four-star 128-room luxury property with floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of downtown and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Set in the former BB&T Bank building, the tallest building in Western North Carolina, the Art Deco


  • November 15, 2019

~ New Art Museum Illuminates Appalachia, National Craft Hub Puts Makers in Focus, Global Arts Center Anchors The Block, James Beard Noms Team Up for Art Deco Food Hall, Vinyl Record Plant Opens with Music Café + Artistic Hotel Amenities ~ ASHEVILLE, NC (Nov. 14, 2019) – Blue Ridge Mountain legacies of craft and creativity take the spotlight in 2020 as Asheville, N.C., marks four major

Fresh Adventures: Prehistoric Appalachian Pandas + New Tours (One Fido-Friendly!)

  • October 28, 2019

► The WNC Nature Center's Prehistoric Appalachia Project comes to life with a NEW red panda exhibit. An ancient ancestor of the endangered animal, the Bristol's Panda, was once prevalent in the region. ► Sit, stay and explore with the NEW Dog City Tour, starting at Asheville's Dog Welcome Center (the first of its kind in the country), with stops at local shops and breweries catering to