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Black Mountain

Spend a Perfect Day in Black Mountain

Simply put, Black Mountain is one of the prettiest small towns in America. Don’t take our word for it, ask TripAdvisor. With gorgeous mountain views at every turn, incredible eats and a rich arts culture, Black Mountain has enough to fill up an entire vacation. But, hey, we get it, sometimes you just have a day. Let’s help you get the most bang for your buck. Here’s one way to


Thermal inversion clouds at Mount Mitchell near Asheville, NC

5 Cool Asheville Hikes to Combat the Summer Heat

Sometimes we forget how lucky we are in Asheville. Even on the hottest days, the temperature rarely rises to rival those unfortunate souls that live in other parts of the South – I’m looking at you: Atlanta, Charlotte, Charleston and Savannah. Triple-digit weather? No thanks! Not here! That doesn’t mean we aren’t prone to a day of sweaty backs, or an afternoon where


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The Art of Food: Experience Asheville Art Museum's Newest Tasty Collection

How do we think about our food? This is the simple yet layered question posed in the Asheville Art Museum's newest collection: The Art of Food — a deep dive into the significance of what we put into our mouths, the community that it builds, the people that we love and, in some ways, how what we put on our plate defines us.   Running through October 22, the


Performing Arts

Asheville's Performing Arts to Watch in August, 2023

Asheville is more than the beauty that surrounds it. At its core, this city is a beacon for artistic expression and originality—a place where vision becomes reality and life can find new meaning. Whether you're a theater buff, a dance aficionado, or simply love live performances, Asheville's flourishing performing arts scene has something for you. Here’s what you can


Fourth of July

Where to Watch Fireworks in Asheville on July 4, 2023

As the scorching summer days approach, there's one event that brightens up the night sky and fills the air with a sense of awe and wonder: July 4th fireworks in Asheville. If you're seeking a memorable Independence Day celebration, look no further than this list. Ingles Independence Day Celebration: The free event at Pack Square Park starts with The Ultimate Air Dogs from 12-4 p.m. as


Summer Skyline

Last-minute Itinerary: A Carefree Summer Weekend in Asheville

We all know the worst part of traveling. Say it with me now … the planning! As the warmer months commence and pictures of summer adventures flood your Instagram feed, panic can set in. Why didn’t we plan a trip? Is there still time? Maybe we should just plan something next year? Forget all that! Now is the perfect time for a weekend trip to Asheville – a serene mountain


Peace Gardens

Black Hand, Green Thumb: Celebrate Juneteenth with Black-Owned Farm, Gardening Experiences

This Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Asheville invites visitors to honor the rich heritage of African Americans while immersing themselves in the vibrant world of black-owned farm and gardening experiences. Whether cultivating crops in organic urban gardens or exploring sustainable farming practices in the countryside, visitors can experience the unique contributions of Black individuals to


Asheville Beer Week

The Must-Dos during Asheville Beer Week 2024

Take a deep breath and pop open a cold one, Asheville Beer Week is back! The Asheville and Western North Carolina-centric event will take place May 16-26, 2024, highlighting the expanding and innovative world of craft beer and beverage in the region. The multi-day, multi-venue calendar will be filled with old favorites and new events, including collaboration releases, film


AVL Fest

The Ultimate Guide for AVLFest 2024

For four days in August, Asheville will become the center of the musical world ― again. The second annual AVLFest will take place throughout the city on Aug.1-4, featuring hundreds of musical acts in 20+ venues. Presented by Wicked Weed Brewing and Worthwhile Sounds, AVLFest offers a unique array of local and national artists from bluegrass, Americana, electronica, hip hop and


Fall in downtown Asheville

Asheville Must-Do Bucket List for 2023

Start the new year off right by planning an unforgettable mountain experience to Asheville, NC. 2023 is set to be a standout year in Asheville with the openings of several highly-anticipated restaurants, new design-centric boutique hotels and culturally-rich experiences that will leave you both re-energized and yearning for more.  Check out the top 20 reasons why