Free Your Spirit & Wallet: Summer Travel Savings
CoolAshevilleSavings.com helps budget-conscious travelers maximize value and stretch vacation dollars when planning a cool escape to the Blue Ridge Mountains.
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- FREE Things to Do - festivals, entertainment, outdoor adventure, self-guided tours, family fun
Top 10 Insider Travel Savings Tips - secrets for saving in Asheville…get a room that fits both your budget and your needs using the Visitor Center Concierge or pick up a Blue
Ridge Go Cardto save on multiple attractions
Wallet Friendly Itineraries – under
$100, under $50, under $25and free!
- Park the Car Adventures - when gas prices inevitably climb, be ready with park-the-car adventures
- Deals, Coupons & Travel Packages - attraction coupons, packages, dining specials, accommodations with free breakfast, AAA discounts, budget lodging
- Explore a National Park – This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited park in the national park system. The Smokies are a nearby natural wonder and always free to explore.
Have a Play Date – Take in
Asheville’sbest outdoor theatre with the Montford Park Players. Each summer, North Carolina’slongest-running outdoor theatre troupe puts on amazing performances of Shakespearean plays for free.
- Revel in Mountain Views – Soak in the famous and free vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Take a drive up Town Mountain near the historic Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa or cruise America’s favorite scenic highway, the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Cool Off at a Waterfall – The hundreds of waterfalls in the mountains surrounding
Ashevilleare part of what make the region one of the most beautiful in the world.
Tempt Taste Buds at the Tailgate - Stop by one of
Asheville’smany tailgate and farmers’ markets, known for free samples of local flavors and farm-fresh treats.
Mountain Sports Festival: Each spring, pros and spectators flock to
Ashevillefor free music and entertainment with events ranging from intense trail running to laid-back disc golf to thrilling whitewater kayak clinics. ( May 29 – 31, 2009)
River Arts District Studio Stroll: Tour studios, meet with artists and purchase artwork. (
June 13-14, 2009)
Bele Chere: The largest free outdoor street festival in the Southeast and a summer staple in
Asheville. ( July 24 – 26, 2009)
- Shindig on the Green: Crowds with lawn chairs and blankets in tow gather on summer Saturday evenings to enjoy the region’s stirring Appalachian mountain music and dance traditions. (Saturday evenings July – Sept.)
SOURCE Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau