Thursday, July 14, 2011

Summer has officially arrived in the Northern Hemisphere, and the North Carolina Mountains around Asheville offer many of the most exciting activities of the warm season. Our bustling streets are filled with tourists, locals, artists, musicians and other performers providing our small city with a unique cultural flair found in few places around the world. Our respectable elevations and cool mountain streams provide and escape from the heat with high temperatures almost never exceeding the mid 80’s. Temperatures cool down at night, but the nightlife will keep you warm with dozens of smoke free venues such as The Diana Wortham Theatre, The Grey Eagle and The Westville Pub.

Escape from the hustle and bustle of the city by checking out countless parks, hiking trails and long range mountain vistas many within 10-15 minutes of downtown Asheville. Find out why

Asheville is a major destination for eco-tourism with unique geographical features such as numerous navigable whitewater features, Chimney Rock and Joyce Kilmer Forest which are teeming with native flora and fauna for the respectful enjoyment of our human visitors. Among our most notable natural inhabitants are the bald eagle, symbol of our national pride, the shy grey fox, and the black bear.

Exciting summer events are almost continuous, currently (July 7th-10th) experience The Scottish Highland Games in Grandfather Mountain, NC bringing together clans, families and visitors to celebrate the Scottish traditions of drumming, dancing, athletics and culture, proceeds help provide scholarships for students. Don’t forget that the southeast’s largest street festival Bele Chere is coming up July 29th-31st in beautiful downtown Asheville with great food, numerous talented artisans and musicians on four stages.

At Asheville Connections our goal is to match your perfect mountain vacation with the perfect location from which to enjoy it. With dozens of fully furnished vacation homes, cabins and condos to choose from we are uniquely qualified to make your mountain vacation a fond memory for years to come.