Do you ever wonder why so many wonderful, diverse people are drawn to Asheville, North Carolina?
To paint the best picture of this foodie town, imagine art deco architecture with the Blue Ridge Mountains looming in the background while the smell of world class cuisine fills the air and music lifts your spirits as you walk the streets. The smiles of local, independent business owners greet you as you weave in and out of the many shops they occupy. The arts and culture Asheville provides is one that makes you want to grow with and be a part of. A town that exudes a city vibe yet very much on mountain time.
Food and Drink
Asheville is home to world renowned James Beard nominated and self taught chefs alike. Each brings you the taste of Appalachia straight from the farm to your table and an ambience that makes you want to stay and linger just a bit longer. Dining here is not something you simply do, it’s an experience, an adventure. Additional fun can be had exploring and tasting Asheville’s vibrant cocktail and brewery scene. The opportunities to participate in this foodtopia are endless. Check out what is happening!
Asheville is being dubbed the New Nashville due to the abundance of talent heard drifting through the air while walking the historic streets of Downtown. Born from the deep roots of our mountains, old time and bluegrass music are a signature sound connected to this area. However, that is not all Asheville has to offer. There are an array of musicians and sounds that bellow out of the music halls providing opportunities for all sorts of music lovers to be entertained.
Arts and Crafts
Asheville is known for many things, which is one reason it is a wonderful place, but it has been long known as a community with an abundance of art and craft. A mecca for fine artists, performing artists, mountain crafters and folk artists whose art helps define this region. There are studios and galleries galore that glitter the landscape with open doors for you to connect and explore with the craft of your desire.
Asheville’s diverse retail scene offers unique characteristics to shopping in the wide variety of independent, locally owned businesses. Discover the many districts you’ll stumble upon from independent bookstores, vintage apparel shops or the craft galleries. While a few popular, nationally known retail stores pepper the landscape, Asheville prides itself on sustaining a local economy built on entrepreneurial capabilities.
Exploring the outdoors is easily attainable when you’ve got the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains out the back door. Opportunity to play starts with deciding whether you want to ride mountain bikes at internationally famed Pisgah Forest, or raft the World’s third largest river, The French Broad. Endless opportunities start by choosing from hiking trails, swimming in watering holes, tubing, zip lining, fishing, exploring waterfalls, picnicking on the Blue Ridge Parkway and so much more! There are so many places to go and things to do. Just be outside.