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Help Light-Up the Night with a New Asheville Tradition - ASHEVILLE NC - The North Carolina Arboretum will begin a new tradition this month with Winter Lights opening November 22and runn...

Lake Julian Festival of Lights - ASHEVILLE NC - Lake Julian Park presents "Walking in a Winter Wonderland" at Lake Julian Park. The first night of the Lake Julia...

Ending Veteran Homelessness in Asheville and Buncombe County - ASHEVILLE NC - Mayor Esther Manheimer has signed on to the Mayors' Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness by the end of 2015, a p...

Craven Street Improvement Project Moves to Next Phase - ASHEVILLE NC - The Craven Street improvement project underway in west Asheville moves to the next phase this week. The stormwate...

UNC Asheville to Switch to Energy-Efficient LED Lighting - ASHEVILLE NC - Projected Annual Savings of $468,000 Will Pay Off Capital Costs in Seven Years. UNC Asheville is beginning a $3.2...

NC Arboretum Winter Break Camps - ASHEVILLE NC - The NC Arboretum announces Winter Break Camps! Winter Mountaineers (K-2): Embark on a winter adventure every d...

WCU Band Selected to Lead Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - ASHEVILLE NC - When the 505 members of the Western Carolina University Pride of the Mountains Marching Band pound the pavement o...

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Potato Comfort in November with ASAP - ASHEVILLE NC - Potato dishes bring comfort and warmth to the fall season. Many varieties of potato are grown in the Appalachian ...

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Local Attractions

The tranquil charm of the Blue Ridge Parkway, the spirited culture of the River Arts District, the natural magnificence of Chimney Rock - these are just some of the attractions that have inspired countless visitors to Asheville. Parks like the Pisgah National Forest and Great Smoky Mountains National Park make it easy to experience the great outdoors. An impressive variety of cultural attractions like the historic Biltmore Estate, as well as first-class museums catering to everything from fine art to geology have established Asheville as a cultural epicenter. Read more to discover the best Asheville local attractions.

Shopping in Asheville

Visitors will be amazed at the unique boutiques, charming shops, and eclectic stores to be found in Asheville, North Carolina. Countless travelers have come to cherish the area's original shopping locales like the historic Biltmore Village; with its array of quaint shops selling one-of-a-kind treasures. Downtown Asheville boasts 200+ shops of impressive diversity, as well as the grand old Grove Arcade shopping center. With these amazing stores, it's easy to see how Asheville became one of the East's top shopping destinations. Lean more about Asheville shopping.

Events

From Broadway shows to the Bele Chere Festival, Asheville hosts an incredible variety of events. In a town so full of imagination and vitality, it's easy to find the perfect event for the whole family. Each day is filled with music, the nights with dancing, and every moment filled with surprise at the many events held in Western North Carolina's bountiful parks and forests. Whether you want to learn more about gardening, attend a prestigious lecture, catch an Asheville Tourists game, or just explore the goings-on about town, our Asheville Events section will help get you there in time for the action.

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Asheville, NC is a gorgeous town located in the heart of the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains. The monumental Biltmore Estate, beautiful atmospheres, and friendly people make Asheville and its surroundings one-of-a-kind. A great area to live and visit, Asheville offers many exciting adventures from skiing and snowboarding to fishing and horseback riding. Experience cabins and vacation rentals in the WNC mountains, eclectic shopping and everything else that makes this All-American City the place to be.

Discover why people are calling Asheville, North Carolina the southeast's destination for the best places to shop, places to stay, grab a bite to eat, and be entertained. The eclectic mix of things to do in Asheville NC remains unrivaled in the mountains, the South, and some would even say the country. With its relaxing nature hikes, the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, the grand estate of George Vanderbilt, the Biltmore Estate and House, and the University of North Carolina Asheville, this is a town of rare beauty offering a unique fusion of nature and culture to the traveler and resident alike.

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