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Posts Tagged ‘Day Trips’

Explore the Pisgah National Forest

Come enjoy the sites and sounds that make Pisgah National Forest so worthy of preserving. Originally part of the Biltmore Estate, the 500,000 acre forest is a short 20-minute drive from Asheville. Due to Pisgah’s sheer size, it is divided into three regions spanning 15 North Carolina counties with various outdoor activities for visitors. While […]

Reach for the Stars at the Learning Center at PARI

Looking for an adventure? The Learning Center at PARI will take you on an exploration of the cosmos sure to bring out the astronaut in learners and adventurers of all ages.    What is the Learning Center at PARI? In 1963, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) carved out 200 acres of the Pisgah […]

Exploring the River Arts District, Asheville, NC

Whether you are a creative or not, the River Arts District in Asheville, North Carolina has artwork for everyone to appreciate. Step into the River Arts District (RAD) and be inspired by the work of over 200 artists that call the district home. The RAD features 23 industrial buildings nestled around train tracks along the […]

NC Apple Festival in Hendersonville, NC

Every Labor Day weekend farmers from across the state of North Carolina come together to celebrate the NC Apple Festival in Hendersonville, NC. The Festival, a four-day-long celebration, honors the crops of farmers that make North Carolina the 7th largest Apple producing state in the nation. The festival features events that are fun for the […]

Things To Do in Gatlinburg, TN

Take a trip to the scenic Gatlinburg, Tennessee. This popular resort town in the Smoky Mountains is filled with tourist attractions, outdoor activities, and unique cuisine for everyone. Below are some of the best things to do in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.    Top Gatlinburg Attractions  Spend some time enjoying a few of the tourist attractions that […]

6 Best Sweet Treat Spots in Waynesville, NC

Waynesville has sweet treat options for the whole family. Whether you are craving warm cocoa and a pastry after a scenic drive through the blue ridge parkway, or a cold ice cream cone after a waterfall hike, Waynesville has unique bakeries, creameries, and candy stores to satisfy almost any craving. Here are our top 6 […]

5 of the Best Places for Barbecue in Asheville, NC

Asheville, North Carolina is food lover’s city. You can find just about every culinary delight there, from the latest food sensations to down home, traditional southern favorites. During the summer especially, barbecue is an established favorite. In case you did not know, in the South, barbecue (BBQ for us southerners) is considered its own separate […]

5 of the best Small Towns in Western North Carolina

When asked about cities in western North Carolina, Asheville is usually the first thing that comes to mind. Asheville is the biggest city in the area and is a very popular destination; however, there are several small towns in Western North Carolina that are unique and very special places to visit! There are so many […]

5 of the Best Mountain Biking Trails in Western North Carolina

Western North Carolina is perfect for mountain biking! You are literally surrounded by mountains, so, of course, there are mountain bike trails! There are so many different mountain biking courses to choose from, which range in difficulty from beginner to expert riders. It is great to have lots of choices when it comes to biking; […]

Linville Caverns: Journey inside a Mountain

You can walk inside a mountain in Western North Carolina! No, I’m not talking about exploring a cave or going through a road tunnel. You can actually walk through a mountain! How? Visit Linville Caverns in Marion, NC.   Visiting Lineville Caverns This experience is like nothing you have ever done before, and it is […]

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