Telling the Asheville story and keeping our vibrant Blue Ridge Mountain region top-of-mind for media nationwide is a constant focus of Explore Asheville’s Public Relations team.

Here’s just a sampling of recent news clips about the Asheville area from regional and national news outlets, many of which are a result of the PR team’s efforts.


October 2020

Travel Pulse | The Best Outdoor Destinations for Natural Social Distancing This Fall

AliciaTenise.com | Things to Do in Asheville during COVID

More than Main Street | Winter Getaways: Top 10+ Places to Visit in December in the Southeast USA

Charlotte on the Cheap | Scenic drives for North Carolina fall color


September 2020

Trips to Discover | 14 Best Winter Road Trips in the U.S. for the Holidays

Charlotte Agenda | Asheville getaway: 35 things to do in N.C.’s coolest mountain city

Trip Savvy | The Spookiest Road Trips in the United States

CEO World | Top 10 Places in The US to Visit in The Fall, 2020

Style BluePrint | What’s New in Asheville? (A LOT!)

Southern Living | 2020 Southern Living Idea House: A Dreamy Blue Ridge Mountain Hideaway

AFAR | 16 Fall Road Trip Ideas Throughout the U.S.

Market Watch (originally published by Livability.com) | Itching to get away? Here are the best destinations in every state to keep your social distance

AccuWeather | Top places to visit for fall scenery

HoneyFund.com | Escape to the Mountains for an Asheville NC Honeymoon

Travel Pulse (also published on MSN) | The Best Fall Foliage Destinations for Bike Trips

Travel World Magazine | Atlanta to Asheville: What It’s Like To Take a Pandemic Road Trip

Town & Country | 5 Best U.S. Road Trips to Take

Veranda | Our Favorite Home and Luxury Brands Helping to End Hunger in America

Your Tango | How To Plan A ‘Micro Wedding’ + 15 Best Packages, Destinations & Ideas

The Manual | What Does It Mean to Be a Beer City?

Bham Now | 5 short road trip destinations to enjoy colorful foliage this fall

Reader’s Digest | 20 Hidden Travel Gems That Are Way Cheaper in the Offseason

Edge Media Network | A Taste for Travel: 5 Must-Eat Destinations This Fall

Veranda (also published on MSN and Yahoo) | 12 Idyllic Destinations to Spend the Holidays at This Winter

USA Today | Fall outdoor getaways that won’t break the bank

Nashville Scene | Quarantripping Around the World in Asheville

American Way | Local Takes: Asheville

USA Today | Shop and dine while maintaining social distance in these picturesque places

Conde Nast Traveler (also picked up by Yahoo) | 3 Best Day Trips from Charlotte

MSN | Vacation Inspiration: 10 Places to Go in October


August 2020

The Travel 100 | How to Plan Your Perfect Weekend in Asheville, NC

New York Times | Enjoy that Last Gasp of Summer

AAA Go Magazine | Tasty Trails

Travel + Leisure | 10 Best Fall Vacations for Foliage Views, Fewer Crowds, and Stunning Scenery

Southern Living | What to Expect for Fall Foliage in Asheville This Year

Veranda | 14 Thanksgiving Destinations to Satisfy Your Wanderlust This Fall

Matador Network  | The top 10 destinations in the US for LGBTQ travelers this fall

Reader’s Digest (also published on MSN.com) | 13 Great Last-Minute Mountain Escapes

PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association) | Virtual Experiences — the Next Best Thing in Destination Marketing

Washington Post | America’s fall destinations will have to balance coronavirus safety with a tourism comeback

AARP | 9 Beautiful Destinations to View Fall Foliage

Men’s Journal | Neighborhood Heroes: Asheville, NC’s Bryan King, 12 Bones Smokehouse and Brewing

Chowhound |Chow Chow Is the Best Thing to Happen to Sandwiches Since…


May – July 2020

Travel + Leisure | The Top 15 Cities in the United States (Asheville #9)

WSPA-TV | Destination Vacation Heading to Asheville NC

Today’s Hotelier | Nation works together to overcome unprecedented challenges

All Recipes | Community Organizations Across America Join Forces with Farmers to Save Crops, Feed Neighbors in Need

Travel Awaits | Beautiful Carolinas Road Trip: Asheville to Myrtle Beach

WRALMountain road trip ideas: waterfalls and mountain picnics

AFAR | The Best Small Cities in the United States in 2020

CircaWanderlust | 11 Best Southern Cities Everyone Needs to Visit in the U.S.

FoodFindsAsia | 7 Great Spots for Beer Fans and Wine Lovers

Simply Buckhead | Tap Into Asheville

Best Cities | America’s Best Small Cities

MSN | The Most Charming Small City in Every State

Trips to Discover | 12 Best Places to Travel with Your Dog in the U.S.

Forbes | The South’s Most ‘Tasteful’ Small Towns

Domino | Add East Fork Pottery’s Open-Air Gathering to Your Summer Mood Board

Fayetteville Observer | Looking to get away? Consider these options

Trazee Travel | A Relaxing Escape to Asheville, North Carolina

Food & Wine | Summer Recipes (story features Chef Katie Button or Curate)

AAA Talks | An Inside Look at the Art and Artists of Asheville