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rocket32484
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Asheville
Heading to Asheville around NYE with kids (8 and 5). Can you guys give me some “must do” things while we’re there? Also, any recs on where we should stay/eat. TIA


HoustonGumbeauxGuy
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re: Asheville
Use the search function on this board, Asheville is a very popular topic and you should find tons of advice.




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tigeroarz1
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re: Asheville
Asheville is also a destination pinned in the first post of the board (although not the best thread). In my experience the search function doesn’t go back too far in history. If you go to google and google “Asheville Tigerdroppings” you’ll get a lot more older posts. Hiking, lodging, trips, restaurants, breweries, etc. have all been discussed thoroughly and often here.
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nctiger71
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re: Asheville
Link to story about Christmas lights in NC
This is a list across the state so most of it won’t apply but there are a few at Asheville.


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maxxrajun70
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re: Asheville
turn around and leave unless you like homeless meth addicts and birkenstocks


Saint Alfonzo
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re: Asheville
Be sure to bring lots of hand sanitizer and remember to kick some dirty hippies on the way out of town.


Marciano1
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re: Asheville
Haven't the hippies kind of ruined Asheville to a certain extent?


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re: Asheville
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Haven't the hippies kind of ruined Asheville to a certain extent?
No


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Saint Alfonzo
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Haven't the hippies kind of ruined Asheville to a certain extent?


Yep. The wife and I last went there probably ten years ago. To illustrate just a few things, huge dirty hippy drum circles, homeless people sleeping in doorways, soiled underpants littering the sidewalk. Not to mention expensive. We haven't been back, I doubt it's gotten better since then.


Nole Man
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re: Asheville
One of the great authentic tapas restaurants in the country is there: Curate.


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re: Asheville
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turn around and leave unless you like homeless meth addicts and birkenstocks


Or stay if you like the best outdoor scenery in the eastern united states, are into amazing breweries, great restaurants, luxurious lodging options, high adventure outdoor activities, fantastic art scene, etc.



Louie T
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re: Asheville
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Yep. The wife and I last went there probably ten years ago. To illustrate just a few things, huge dirty hippy drum circles, homeless people sleeping in doorways, soiled underpants littering the sidewalk. Not to mention expensive. We haven't been back, I doubt it's gotten better since then.

I'm spending a couple of months in Asheville, and this is incredibly dramatic. There is a sizable homeless contingent at Pritchard Park, but that's about it.

Beer scene here is wild.
This post was edited on 11/23 at 6:20 pm


Saint Alfonzo
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I'm spending a couple of months in Asheville, and this is incredibly dramatic. There is a sizable homeless contingent at Pritchard Park, but that's about it.


It's not "incredibly dramatic," it's what we saw when we were there. The place is an over-priced, hippie infested tourist trap. There's a bajillion better places to go in Western Carolina than fricking dirty Assville.
This post was edited on 11/23 at 8:50 pm


Louie T
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re: Asheville
Lmao all right. That's not even remotely close to what I've experienced. Place looks like Charleston demographically on Friday - Sunday.

Overpriced? Really unsure of what you're expecting if a titanic number of restaurants in very close proximity to one another starting in single digit pricing is overpriced.

There are literally no cities of any scope worth visiting in western NC besides Asheville unless you're looking for a mountain retreat, which is monumentally stupid to even begin comparing to Asheville.
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UPT
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re: Asheville
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It's not "incredibly dramatic,"


It’s incredibly dramatic.


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FinleyStreet
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Member since Aug 2011
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re: Asheville
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amazing breweries


Sure, if you can even get in to them. They all have lines that string around the building. Then, once you finally get in, you have to wait in another 20 minute line just to get a refill. No beer is worth that kind of wait.

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fantastic art scene


Let's not get carried away.

I went recently, and honestly, it was kind of overrated. The wait times were insane everywhere, and the service was bad at most places too.

It is pretty, though. I'll give you that.


rocket32484
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Member since Jan 2008
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re: Asheville
So after all of this, I shouldn’t bring my kids to Asheville for NYE.


maxxrajun70
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re: Asheville
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Or stay if you like the best outdoor scenery in the eastern united states


no

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amazing breweries


Ok I will give you this one

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great restaurants


Not even close...food is terrible

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luxurious lodging options


Do what???

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high adventure outdoor activities


There is some cool spots for hiking and such...


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maxxrajun70
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Member since Oct 2011
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re: Asheville
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So after all of this, I shouldn’t bring my kids to Asheville for NYE.



Colorado


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jimbeam
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re: Asheville
I’ll just come out and say it, Asheville is overrated. It’s fine, but it’s overrated.


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