Category: Road Trips

Funky, Walkable, Artsy Asheville Awaits Visitors an Easy Drive from Atlanta

Asheville, North Carolina, is the sort of place that you never tire of visiting. At least I never do. No matter your age, interests or style, there is always something cool and new to do in this funky, walkable, artsy, good-eating, brewery-rich, city nestled in the mountains just a 3.5-hour drive north of Atlanta. The cool mountain air is an added bonus.

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Some Ghost Tours Return Despite Pandemic

Still, it’s hard to keep a good ghost story buried, and some metro guides and tour-hosting institutions are going ahead with their shows, which can offer a good way to learn a little local history. Some tours have moved online, while participants in other tours are being asked to don masks and socially distance themselves for in-person strolls through their haunted hometowns.

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Home of Southern Rock Reopens

The reopening—on the 50th anniversary of Capricorn’s founding—marked the culmination of several years of work on a number of fronts. The formerly dilapidated space was stabilized, cleaned up and refurbished under the umbrella of Mercer University and now bears the somewhat academic-sounding title of “Mercer Music at Capricorn.”

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