Find out where to stay, shop, eat, and explore on your next trip to North Carolina’s “land of rhythm and roots.”
In the Splash Zone: Graham County’s Best Water Adventures
Keep your cool this summer by whitewater rafting, kayaking, and fly-fishing in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.
A New View of Grandfather Mountain
Six unique ways to experience the iconic North Carolina attraction.
The Seasons in Highlands: Spring
Go paddling on pristine headwaters, hike to spectacular waterfalls, watch falcons soar, and explore downtown shops in the sunshine during a spring trip to Highlands.
A Locally Crafted Travel Guide to Cleveland County
In this Foothills community, barbecue, beverages, art, and music earn love locally — and beyond.
A Winter Wonderland in Blowing Rock
Eight ways to make the most of a frosty (and fuzzy!) getaway to this charming town in the High Country.
The Seasons in Highlands: The Holidays
Stroll past magical lights and decorations on Main Street, go ice-skating in the park, and have a cozy meal by the fire during Christmastime in Highlands.
The Leaf Peeper’s Guide to the North Carolina Mountains
Before you head out leaf peeping this fall, check in weekly to see what colors our experts are seeing at 25 of our favorite mountain spots.
The Seasons in Highlands: Fall
Zip-line through the colorful forest canopy, go leaf peeping on a hike to a beautiful waterfall, explore downtown shops, and have a cozy dinner during a fall trip to Highlands.