Summertime in Asheville & Western North Carolina

Last week, we gave you the rundown of Asheville's July 4th events. If you missed it, don't forget to take a look at what's happening this week over the Fourth of July holiday. There's a lot of Independence Day fun and festivities to be had.
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Holidays aren't the only time to plan your Western North Carolina vacation. The summer season itself provides ideal conditions to explore downtown Asheville with its festivals, events, trendy restaurants, craft breweries, arts, theater, music scene and more. For the outdoor lovers, there are plenty of activities to to fill your time whether you want to hike, bike, balloon, or whatever your favorite means of exploring may be; you can find it here. Cool off from the warmer summer temperatures by trying a new water activity such as whitewater rafting, canoeing or kayaking.

Many of the local Asheville and Western North Carolina major attractions offer summer specials, deals and discounts. For example, did you know that all summer long kids age 16 and under are admitted free of charge to The Biltmore Blue Ridge Parkwaythe purchase of an adult ticket? Also if you purchase your tickets at least 7 days in advance, you receive a $15 discount. You can view more Biltmore Summer Specials here. It's always worth checking in advance to see if your favorite attractions are offering any discounts or specials.

The Blue Ridge Parkway offers 469-miles of scenic views, relaxing vistas, meandering roads, and unlimited views of Western North Carolina beauty. Take time to stop along the Parkway's recreational areas, parks, picnic areas and trails. Drive at your own pace; stop where you please. It's no wonder that the Blue Ridge Parkway has been named America's Favorite Drive.

Probably the best part of a Western North Carolina vacation is the amount of options you have when it comes to finding great accommodations. Whether you prefer cozy cabins, romantic retreats, condos in the heart of downtown Asheville, luxury homes or large multifamily-style rentals, Asheville Connections offers all of these with the exact amenities you're looking for to make your vacation complete. Western North Carolina vacation rentals give you a home-away-from-home feel and are so much more relaxing than hotel or motel stays. You have the freedom to customize your stay by defining the type of rental you prefer, in a  Asheville Clouding Around Vacation Rentallocation that you prefer, with the amenities that you prefer. It's the only way to travel! Are you looking for a vacation rental in a specific area? Visit our Interactive Property Map for a visual view of what is available.

If you haven't made your Asheville vacation plans yet, why not go ahead and start? You won't regret some time away in a very beautiful part of North Carolina. Take a break, inhale some fresh mountain air, regain some perspective, and come away feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

We look forward to seeing you! If you'll be here this summer, tell us about your plans. We'd love to hear about it.

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