Top Ten Travel List Season Background

Posts in Category: Western North Carolina attractions

39 Must-dos in beautiful Western North Carolina

Western North Carolina is the picturesque mountainous region of the state most well-known its’ abundance of awe-inspiring wonders. The region is home to over 200 incredible waterfalls, including one of the highest east of the Mississippi. The central hub of the region, Asheville, is a prominent foodie and vacation destination. Setting up base in Asheville […]

10 Most Breathtaking Waterfalls in Western North Carolina

Western North Carolina is a nature lover’s oasis. The region is home to Transylvania County, which has been nicknamed “the Land of Waterfalls.” There are over 250 waterfalls in this county alone. Many of these waterfalls are easily accessible via a short hike, while some are even located right off the highway. You could spend […]

Western North Carolina daytrips: 10 for the bucket list

Despite being surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains, Asheville has become a tourist destination in and of itself thanks to a trendy assortment of foodie restaurants, a thriving craft beer scene, numerous artsy offerings, and an eccentric lineup of events throughout the year. People come from all over the country to enjoy the highly […]

7 Roadside/No Hike Required Waterfall Wonders in the Carolinas

Spectacular waterfalls dominate the rustic natural lands of both Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina. There are over 200 incredible waterfalls to explore. For those of us who prefer not to work up a sweat while on vacation, there are a number of waterfalls accessible sans the exhausting hike. A handful are conveniently located […]

Chimney Rock: “The Ultimate Stairclimber”

With over 200 waterfalls and endless hiking trails, Western North Carolina is an outdoor enthusiast’s playground. Chimney Rock State Park is one of the most beloved attractions in all of North Carolina. Located in the picturesque western portion of the state, the scenic vistas of the Blue Ridge mountains from atop Chimney Rock are unparalleled. […]

5 Magnificent Waterfalls within an Hour of Asheville, NC

Asheville, NC is located in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains. While Asheville’s reputation lies as a foodie city and irreverent tourist destination, the real highlight of a visit to Asheville is the easy access to natural wonders. Unfortunately, most tourists do not consider all the wonderful natural daytrips. The Western North Carolina […]

Attraction of the Week: Grandfather Mountain

Located in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountain range in Western North Carolina lies the highest peak on the eastern escarpment of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Grandfather Mountain’s Calloway, with an elevation of 5946 feet. The mountain is conveniently located nearby Boone and Blowing Rock, 2 popular cabin vacation hot spots. This wonderful park is open year […]

8 Wonderful Things to do in Western North Carolina

North Carolina is an absolutely beautiful state with plenty of wonderful vacation destinations, especially for those traveling from hectic city areas. You will find so many unique landscapes in this state including: mountains, coastal areas, and the Piedmont Plateau. The Western portion of the state, home to the gorgeous Appalachian Mountains, is an incredible year-round […]