A Year-Round Guide to Franklin and Nantahala

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A Local’s Guide: The Complete Series


Season 2

Winston-Salem

Take a trip to the city of arts and innovation to visit local shops and restaurants in the historic West End neighborhood, stroll through Reynolda Gardens, and stay at a cottage in Tanglewood Park.

Durham

Take a trip to this modern Southern city to wander through the butterfly house at the Museum of Life and Science, take a hike in Eno River State Park, and explore the local food scene downtown.

Pinehurst & Southern Pines

Venture to the Sandhills to look for wildlife on a walk through the longleaf pines in Weymouth Woods, discover charming boutiques and pubs, and meander along the pathways of a beautiful garden.


Season 1

Greensboro

Greensboro local Melissa Norman, founder of Girl CHARGE, shares three of her favorite places to explore around the city.

Charlotte

Charlottean Alyssa Wilen, owner of Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen, shares three of her favorite places to explore in the Queen City.

Winston-Salem

Winston-Salem local Bryan Ledbetter, owner of Airtype and Camel City Goods, shares three of his favorite places to explore around the city.

Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach

Set up your umbrella for a day of sun and fun in Wrightsville Beach or stroll cobblestone streets and eat at stylish restaurants along the Cape Fear River in Wilmington — or do both! You can have it all in these neighboring coastal towns.

Weekend Getaway in Pinehurst and Southern Pines

Relaxation abounds — along with delicious farm-to-table food, local shops, and golfing galore — in the Sandhills.

Blowing Rock and Boone

Head to the High Country to find the beauty of the Blue Ridge on the parkway, at the top of Grandfather Mountain, and in charming local shops.

 

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This story was published on Aug 01, 2019

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