Thursday, June 20, 2013

Asheville Travel Blog Offers "Insider"Tips

In addition to daily information and insights into Asheville's attractions, events and trends The Asheville Travel Blog now offers what it calls "Insider" Tips. Follow the tips and explore the places the locals enjoy.

Lexington Avenue Shopping:
Lexington Avenue is one of those iconic downtown streets with a deep roots in retail and trade. In a by-gone era the street was filled with farmer's markets and tobacco warehouses. Today you'll find cool boutiques, vintage clothing, a funky used book store and a plethora of delicious restaurants lining the road.

Every Tuesday is $5 Move Night at Fine Arts Theatre:

The Fine Arts Theatre is a downtown icon that presents first run, art and independent films in two auditoriums. Each Tuesday you can catch an indie flick for only five dollars all day long.

If you're not a fan of big budget studio films, then you will definitely enjoy the cool selection of film that play at the Fine Arts Theatre. They offer an array of art and independent films that celebrate the art of filmmaking. You can enjoy matinees and evening performances.

Daytrips for Cheese Addicts:

WNC Cheese Trail Offers Taste of Southern Culture.  Taste your way across the Blue Ridge along the newly formed WNC Cheese Trail. You can sample of of the region's best handmade cheese and buy products directly from the producers. Be sure to pack a cooler to keep your dairy fresh and before heading out check the scheduled of each farm to make sure they are open to the public on the day you're traveling. Maps are available at the Asheville Visitor Center.

Break for Cheese
Here's a list of the current participants:
  • Blue Ridge Creamery
  • Daddy's Girl Dairy
  • Heritage Homestead
  • Looking Glass Creamery
  • Mountain Farm
  • Oakmoon Creamery
  • Round Mountain Creamery
  • Ripshin Goat Dairy   
  • Yellow Branch Cheese 

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