Blog by Del Holston

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Del has been exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains for nearly two decades. An outdoor enthusiast and photographer, his adventures have been chronicled in the Asheville Travel Blog, WNC Magazine and various travel websites.

Shindig On the Green

Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend — August 23-25, 2019

This weekend let your spirit run free in Asheville! Our vibrant mountain town is the perfect place to cool off on a hot August weekend. Enjoy cool mountain breezes from atop the highest peaks in the east, explore the hundreds of waterfalls and secret swimming holes around the Blue Ridge, and slide down a 60-foot all natural water slide. Read our list of top ways to beat the heat this weekend for

Asheville Skyline

Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend — August 16-18, 2019

Enjoy the best of everything Asheville has to offer this weekend. Outdoor adventures, lively street festivals, and art tours are on tap for the weekend, and there's fantastic live entertainment happening in Asheville's best venues and music halls. Planning a trip to Asheville is easy. Utilize our easy-to-use search to check room availability and rates at Asheville area

Goldenrod and Mountain Views Near the Blue Ridge Parkway

Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend — August 9-11, 2019

Across the Blue Ridge Mountains you’ll find small town communities with a character and culture all their own. Among those charming communities is the beautiful town of Black Mountain, located just about 20 minutes from downtown Asheville. With an impressive view of the mountains from the vibrant downtown, a robust artistic community and a wealth of fantastic local restaurants, Black

Downtown Asheville LEAF Festival

Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend — August 2-4, 2019

This weekend there is a huge big lineup of special festivals and events happening all across Asheville! Some of Asheville's longest running traditions such as the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, the Village Art and Craft Fair, and the NC Mineral and Gem Festival all kick off this week.    Planning a trip to Asheville is easy. Utilize our easy-to-use search to check room

Blue Ridge Parkway Tunnel Summer

Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend — July 26-28, 2019

Asheville has been a destination for those seeking rejuvenation and relaxation for years, and this weekend you can experience our wellness culture during the four-day Asheville Yoga Festival. In addition, Asheville's vibrant music, beer and cultural-arts scenes are on display at special events and celebrations throughout town. Plan your weekend trip to Asheville by utilizing our

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Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend — July 19-21, 2019

Asheville is known as being one of the best towns in the country for American craft, and this weekend you can explore Asheville's largest craft festival and purchase one-of-a-kind pieces from some of the region's best makers. It’s also an incredible weekend to see great live performances at venues throughout the Asheville area. From festivals to one-night-only performances, you can

Shindig on the Green

Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend — July 12-14, 2019

Asheville’s event calendar is jam-packed with cool things to do this weekend. From popular summer arts festivals to free concerts to guided hikes, take part in one of the many fun experiences happening around the mountains. Planning a trip to Asheville is easy. Utilize our easy-to-use search to check room availability and rates at Asheville area accommodations, and be sure to

Craggy Gardens Picnic

Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend -- June 28-30, 2019

Surrounded by millions of acres of protected forests, the highest mountain peaks east of the Mississippi, and hundreds of cascading waterfalls, Asheville is a mecca for outdoor adventure. This weekend explore the region's natural beauty and take part in one of the lively events happening all around the city. Looking to try something different? Check out our round up of out-of-the-ordinary

Summer in Asheville

Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend -- June 21-23, 2019

This weekend kicks off the official beginning to summer, and Asheville is heating up with free street festivals, outdoor adventures, and live entertainment. As the temperatures rise, hike to the higher elevations in search of cool mountain breezes, float down the French Broad River, or find a secret swimming hole along the Blue Ridge Parkway. In downtown, get a

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