The Best Coffee Shops in Your Town, as Voted by Locals

Every year, local alt-news weekly Mountain Xpress holds a massive online poll. Western North Carolina residents collectively take to their digital devices to vote on all their local faves, from fitness studios to pet kennels. While in no way scientific, and certainly not without controversy among those with strong local loyalties, the Best of WNC […]

2019 Labor Day Events in Asheville and WNC

Summer weather is still stubbornly holding out for at least a few more weeks. But for many, the activities of summer come to an end this weekend. Labor Day marks the unofficial end to the season: Vacations have been had. Children are back in school. There is a slight lull in tourism across Western North […]

2019 July 4th Events in Asheville and across WNC

It’s Independence Day, and you know what that means!—Face paint, flags, and fried food! Celebrate in style at one of the many great 4th of July fireworks shows across the region. If you have trouble choosing, our agents weighed in on their favorite fireworks locations to help you find the right view. But don’t sit […]

2019 Memorial Day Events in Asheville and across WNC

We’re still a few weeks away from the sun’s highest excursion above the equator as Earth makes its slow wobble around our star. But for many, the summer celebrations (and the ice cream cones!) cannot wait for the solstice. Grilling, family-friendly events, outdoor adventures—we want it all! And Memorial Day is the kickoff. To celebrate […]

Get Egg-cited for These 12 Family-Friendly Easter Egg Hunts

The Easter Bunny is going to be busy this season! We’ve scanned low and high for Easter eggs and found a full dozen kid-focused egg hunts across the region. If you’re not sure which one is for your family, here are our agents’ favorites. But with hunts starting this week and running through Easter Day, […]

7 Sweet Shops to Help You Win Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is for lovers—chocolate lovers! And true chocolate lovers know quality. If you’re struggling to find your valentine the best sweet surprise in town, we can help. Our region has many great locations for freshly prepared chocolates. Share something sweet with your special someone this season. Here are 7 local chocolate shops in WNC. […]

Agents Answer: Where are the Best Shopping Freebies in WNC?

Working an extra shift so your coworker can see her son’s Christmas recital. Nice. Volunteering for a good cause during the holiday season. Nice. Buying something classy for your sister-in-law when you’d really rather … not. Very nice. It’s official. You’re on Santa’s nice list! So, why not treat yourself to a nice holiday moment […]

Ring in 2019 at One of these 19 Local Holiday Events!

What are your goals for 2019? Are they to try something new, get out more, and enjoy life? If so, we know just how to start off the new year right! Here are 19 local events across Western North Carolina to help you ring in 2019: Winter Lights at the NC Arboretum (Asheville) WHEN: November […]