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Mountain Balds Near Asheville, NC

Balds offer stunning views along iconic Asheville area hiking trails Hidden in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, NC, you’ll find a series of mountaintops that offer incredible 360-degree views because they are mysteriously barren of trees.   These wide-open spaces are known as mountain balds. The balds are typically dominated by grass, making for a scene right out of the Sound of

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Supporting Artisits during coronavirus Covid 19

In Support of Asheville Artists

Together in Spirit Home Virtual Asheville Community Spirit Asheville Cares Support River Arts District Artists Through Their Works Asheville's community of artists and makers care deeply about everyone's health and well-being. With studios closed to visitors, Mark Bettis Studio & Gallery together with others in the River Arts District, recently launched a compassionate grass-roots

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Give A Share Coronavirus

Share Something Good

Welcome Info Virtual Asheville Things To Do Open Businesses AVL Shop Online Dining Options Local Farmers and Chefs Feed the Community with Your Help Local farmer Aaron Grier found inspiration at the end of a phone call with an award-winning Asheville chef. Grier had called friend and James-Beard nominated Chef John Fleer to talk about his concerns in the wake of the Coronavirus

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AshevilleStrong Community

Asheville Strong

Welcome Info Virtual Asheville Things To Do Open Businesses AVL Shop Online Dining Options Buy Gift Cards to Keep #AshevilleStrong with Future Travel in Mind Asheville is known and loved by many for the collaborative and supportive spirit of the people who call this mountain community home. Hospitality runs deep here. You'll find community members helping neighbors, notable chefs recognizing

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One Buncombe

Take Action: One Buncombe Fund Supports Asheville Small Businesses

Welcome Info Virtual Asheville Things To Do Open Businesses AVL Shop Online Dining Options Direct Support To Those Most In Need  The One Buncombe fund was established as a way to help the people of Asheville and the beloved small businesses that make the community so special. A donation to the One Buncombe fund fought the COVID-19 crisis head on by providing a critical

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Woman dancing at drum circle in Asheville, N.C.

Asheville Community Comes Together in Spirit

Welcome Info Virtual Asheville Things To Do Open Businesses AVL Shop Online Dining Options Asheville Community Comes Together in Spirit Asheville shares in a spirit of togetherness and collaboration, despite these uncertain times. The caring people of our mountain community are working creatively to mobilize and lift up those of our neighbors who are most in need. Local small business owners,

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Asheville in the movies

Asheville Films on Your Screens

Welcome Info Virtual Asheville Things To Do Open Businesses AVL Shop Online Dining Options While you're at home, you may be looking to your favorite streaming service for movie entertainment. With so many movies set in the Asheville area, the true Asheville fan can build a binge-worthy playlist that can virtually transport you to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains!  "Quiet

Virtual Shopping

Shop AVL at Home

Peruse shops and retailers who are making their items available for online ordering while their physical location is closed for your safety.

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Asheville in the movies

Asheville Films on Your Screen

Together in Spirit Virtual Asheville Community Spirit Business Info AVL Shop Online Takeout Eats Binge on Video of Beautiful Vistas and Asheville Favorites Enjoy the beautiful sights and sounds of Asheville thanks to video playlists on Explore Asheville’s YouTube channel. From the inspiration Return Again video featuring music from Asheville band River Whyless to

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Virtual Cultural + Museum Strolls

Welcome Info Virtual Asheville Things To Do Open Businesses AVL Shop Online Dining Options Discover Art Through Online Activities Long-known as an arts hub with connections to the American Craft Revival and mid-20th-centry avant-garde movements, the Asheville area features hundreds of fine artists, mountain crafters, folk artists, colorful arts neighborhoods, galleries and numerous events and

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