How to Celebrate Independence Day in Style in Asheville


Independence Day is nearly upon us! Can you believe it? The Fourth of July is a special time - a day to celebrate our birth as a nation as well as our country’s beautiful uniqueness. And there is no better place in which to do this than the beautiful and historically rich Asheville! 

Come get away with us this Fourth of July - a restful vacation is the best way to take advantage of a holiday. Whether you long for a downtown Asheville vacation rental, a cabin in the mountains, or an especially romantic getaway, we have just the home-away-from-home for you! To help you have the perfect Fourth of July vacation, we have compiled a list of a few lovely things for you to do.


Get Out and Enjoy the Day

There is no better way to celebrate our country’s uniqueness and beauty than by getting outside and enjoying the diversity of nature! One of the easiest ways to do this is by walking out onto your front porch of your beautiful vacation rental home in the morning and soaking up the beauty of the mountains as you soak up your morning cup of coffee. Another wonderful way to get out and enjoy the diversity of nature is by taking a hike! There are many wonderful places to walk (and hike) near Asheville. If you would like a nice, easy midmorning hike, then the North Carolina Arboretum is perfect for you. If you would rather not take one of the hikes that starts at the arboretum, then there is lots of other diverse beauty for you take in there via the gardens! 

When the sun rises high in its arc across the sky, it is time to cool off. And what more perfect way is there to do that than by taking a dip in a swimming hole?! A very popular swimming hole near Asheville is Sliding Rock, a natural water in the Pisgah National Forest. 11,000 gallons of deliciously cool water rush over the waterslide rock each minute, giving everyone who takes a trip down an exciting ride. 


The Fourth of July is for Good Food

The Fourth of July is situated right in the middle of grilling season. So go all out this year and indulge in a smorgasbord of hamburgers, hot dogs, grilled watermelon, grilled summer squashes, pasta and potato salads - the works! After all, this day only comes around once a year. All of our Asheville cabin rentals come with fully equipped kitchens so that you can cook to your heart's content. 

Of course, you can't go through a family Fourth of July celebration without dessert! Watermelon and ice cream are both delightful options. However, if you are looking for another summery option, then this Lemonade Pie recipe is the perfect pick.


Fourth of July Celebrations to Check Out 

To enhance your family’s own Fourth of July celebrations, get out and enjoy some planned fun! Ingles is putting on a fabulous Independence Day celebration at the Pack Square Park in Downtown Asheville. They will have bounce houses and other children’s activities for the younger members of your family, and the Ultimate Air Dogs will compete, providing great entertainment and fun for the entire family. There will be stage entertainment starting at 5 PM with a stunning firework extravaganza topping off the evening at 9:30 PM. If you would prefer something a little bit more calm and connected to nature, then the Independence Day Fireworks Hike is just the ticket. 

Celebrate this Independence Day in style in Asheville with us this year! We are so looking forward to all of the celebrations, and we hope that you can join in with us. May you have a wonderful day celebrating the birth of our nation! 


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