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ROAD TRIPS FOR SUMMER AND FALL: Open Spaces & Scenic Mountain Adventures

  • May 29, 2020

  The East Coast is home to 36 percent of the nation’s population (worldpopulationreview.com). As a centrally located Blue Ridge city surrounded by the highest mountain peaks along the eastern seaboard, Asheville, N.C., is well-positioned for road-trippers looking to ease into travel with safety in mind. Blanketed by national parks and state forests in all corners and intersected by

Armchair Travelers’ Playlist

  • April 1, 2020

  Need a distraction? Watch Asheville steal the scene in film after film. Here's a playlist that offers a glimpse of Asheville, from the comfort of home. Western North Carolina captured the attention of Hollywood long ago. The first movie shot in Asheville was in the 1920s. Titled  Conquest of Canaan , the movie was filmed in what is now Pack Square in downtown Asheville, and tells

Virtual Self Care (with a view!)

  • April 1, 2020

  Find Peace with Free Online Yoga and Meditation Set in the Blue Ridge Mountains | Find your Zen during this stressful time. Miranda Peterson of Asheville yoga-hike company Namaste in Nature has developed a series of free online videos to help you relax. In the videos, Miranda guides you in front of a backdrop of vistas, waterfalls and forest trails in the Blue Ridge

Experience Asheville, Anywhere

  • April 1, 2020

  In the true spirit of Asheville, our community is creating inspired ways to offer relaxation and a taste of Asheville in unprecedented times. Need a moment of inspiration, dreaming for the future or a moment of zen? Explore Asheville virtually and let your inner spirit run free. Climb a Mountain | Through a partnership with Google, Explore Asheville has helped to create

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