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Attraction of the Week: Hot Springs, North Carolina

Health enthusiasts have been enjoying the amazing natural healing powers of hot springs for centuries. The mineral rich waters reportedly cure a wide range of illnesses and ailments. Many with joint and muscle problems swear by these springs for the immense relief they provide. Soaking in waters enriched with trace minerals like silica and sulfur […]

Christmas at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville

The holiday season is the premier time to book a stay at the gorgeous Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina. Being that the mesmerizing Blue Ridge mountains comprise the backdrop, it is hands down one of the most beautiful Omni properties. The wonderful 360 degree mountain vistas, the gorgeous “Arts and Crafts” style […]

5 Festive Holiday Events in Charlotte NC

From Thanksgiving through the New Year, there are plenty of festive activities to enjoy in Charlotte and surrounding small towns. If you prefer chilly temps with little chance of snow, Charlotte may be a perfect holiday destination for you. With multiple tree lighting ceremonies, several dazzling light displays, big shopping malls, and a variety of […]

The Best Holiday Events in Western North Carolina

Wintertime is one of the best times to plan your visit to the beautiful Western North Carolina region. By this time, tourist crowds have finally begun to disappear, the temps have cooled down and the air is crisp and dry, hiking trails are more secluded and tranquil, and there are a number of seasonal events […]

Dazzling Christmas Trees Around the Country

Frosty temps, the chance of snow, peppermint mochas, 24/7 holiday music, Hallmark movie marathons, shopping deals, parties, sugar cookies, hot cocoa…While all these things signal the start of the holidays, to many, the holiday season officially kicks off with the lighting of a gorgeous Christmas tree. According to The History Channel, the beginnings of the […]

Attraction of the Week: Forest City, North Carolina Christmas Lights

Forest City is home to one of the top rated Christmas light displays in North Carolina. It is the best place to enjoy a festive light display in the Western North Carolina region. If you find yourself traveling to Asheville, Hendersonville, or any nearby small town this time of year, you will definitely want to […]

10 Places to See Holiday Lights Near Asheville, NC

Nothing says the holidays have arrived quite like a beautiful light display. While Asheville and WNC in general may not have the show stopping light displays frequently found in other areas of the country, there are several festive destinations throughout the region. Bundle up, grab a hot cocoa, and enjoy a brisk night surrounded by […]

Attraction of the Week: The World’s Only Aluminum Tree Museum

A winter visit to beautiful Transylvania County, North Carolina is the perfect time to enjoy quiet winter walks in the tranquil Pisgah National Forest, as well as stroll around charming downtown Brevard. If your visit falls during the holiday season, you will will also have a few festive activities to look forward to. One of […]

Walking in a Winter Wonderland: 10 places to see snow in Arizona

Images of Saguaro cacti, sagebrush, and beautiful mountains often come to mind first when thinking of Arizona. And, of course, who doesn’t associate the desert with insane summer heat?! We have all seen the skeleton “But it’s a dry heat” joke. However, temps are actually quite enjoyable throughout the winter season (averaging 60-70 degrees with […]

12 Festive & Free Holiday Light Displays in Tampa Bay

With year-round warm temps and absolutely no chance of snow, Tampa is far from the idyllic winter wonderland Christmas destination. However, the absence of a White Christmas does not stop Bay area cities from getting into the Christmas spirit. A number of festive light displays and annual holiday events can be enjoyed throughout throughout the […]