Asheville, North Carolina, is home to some great neighborhoods that are a must for visitors to this great town. Each one has its own charm and beauty along with some great places to stay. The city is a hotbed of activity and local culture with thriving food, music and art scenes. Make the most of your trip to this funky town by knowing where to stay to experience the best of what the city has to offer.
Downtown is perhaps the most popular place, not to mention the most convenient, to stay during a trip to Asheville. Not only is it home to numerous hotels, including trendy boutique hotels that have personalities of their own, but it is the perfect launching point to experience the rest of the amazing neighborhoods.
Downtown Asheville is home to a vibrant music scene. Music venues are plentiful in the city with local musicians performing live nightly. It is also home to an incredible food and bar scene. South Slope, a neighborhood just south of downtown known for its growing brewery scene, is a great place to explore and experience some local bites and brews. It’s also a great opportunity to see how the city is transforming an old, industrial, warehouse neighborhood into a trendy hot spot.
Just north of the downtown district is the Montford neighborhood, where you can catch a glimpse into the city’s past. This historic district boasts hundreds of homes, most built 1890–1920. It is a great place for strolling the peaceful streets to see the incredible architecture and well-manicured gardens of the neighborhood.
It doesn’t matter which bottles you use for transporting liquids when you travel, just so long as they meet Transportation Security Administration regulations, right? Wrong. Not all travel-sized liquid containers are the same. For example, cheap plastic bottles may explode in flight, leaving you with stained and damaged clothes and a mess to clean up. Rather than scrimping on below-par bottles for your carry-on liquids, invest a bit of extra money in bottles you’ll actually look forward to using and that won’t require laborious attempts at cleaning out every last drop of your product.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.
Each year, April 6 is California Poppy Day. These breathtaking flowers overtake the rolling California foothills every spring and bring visitors from all over the world. While this didn’t happen this year due to the pandemic, here are some ways to celebrate next year.
Experience a big-city hotel stay that doesn’t feel like your typical urban visit at Chicago’s Claridge House, nestled in the sought-after Gold Coast neighborhood. The hotel’s sophisticated décor and serene residential ambience foster the atmosphere of an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of a busy metropolis.
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