Thursday, November 20, 2008
After the fireworks, visitors are encouraged to enjoy live music, theater and dance performances including the Warren Haynes Christmas Jam, Asheville Ballet’s Nutcracker and holiday theater performances at North Carolina Stage Company, Diana Wortham Theater and Asheville Community Theater.
For more information, visit www.AshevilleSeasonalSizzle.com.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
The Mighty Dogwood
It's not too late to spend a day at The North Carolina Arboretum, where the diversity of plant life and seasonally landscaped gardens ensure a brilliant fall experience. At Biltmore Estate, red oaks continue to display a bold red. Along with them stand maples and sweetgums with a mix of reds, dark purples, and oranges. The most colorful tree is the dogwood, with its blazing orange red leaves.
Vivid colors can also be found at nearby Chimney Rock Park, which peaks late in the season due to its lower elevation. Located in scenic Hickory Nut Gorge, Chimney Rock Park is home to many hiking trails that offer incredible views. Make the most of your hike with these fall hiking tips.
When the sun goes down, warm up in one of Asheville's numerous cozy cafes or gourmet restaurants. Whatever you're in the mood for, Asheville's got you covered. Check out our extensive list of places to eat. Take a look at the upcoming Asheville Seasonal Sizzle as we gear up for the holiday season.
Fall Harvest Tailgate Flavors of the Week: At the markets this week you will find fresh squashes, potatoes, mixed greens, pastured pork and lamb, free-range chicken, grass-fed beef, and farm-raised rainbow trout.
Budget Tip: Want to know one of the best ways to save money and find a room in the Asheville area in the fall? Make your first stop the Asheville Visitor Center in downtown Asheville at 36 Montford Avenue.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Asheville’s holiday festivities. This December we combine fireworks, food, and all kinds of fun with Asheville Seasonal Sizzle. Check out holiday packages to help you make the most of your visit.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Two excellent places to view fall color in Asheville are Biltmore Estate and the North Carolina Arboretum, due to the exceptional diversity of plant life, seasonally landscaped gardens and stunning scenic vistas. The Arboretum's Director of Horticulture Alison Arnold notes that many colors are brightening the landscape, including brilliant reds from maple trees, blazing oranges from black gum and persimmon trees, and glittering gold from a variety of shrubs and perennials. Maples are showing a full spectrum of reds, yellows and oranges. The beautyberry shrubs have turned royal purple, basking in the bronze orange of the dawn redwood and bald cypress.
Foliage experts and attractions from around the region are providing weekly updates for leaf peepers. Check back soon for updates on where to find the best color in Western North Carolina. And, as you’re out this fall in the Asheville area, share your fall photos with us.
Fall Harvest Tailgate Flavors of the Week: At the
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