The North Carolina Mountains Travel Guide
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Plan Your The North Carolina Mountains Vacation
The majestic peaks, meadows, balds, and valleys of the Appalachian, Blue Ridge, and Great Smoky Mountains epitomize the western corner of North Carolina. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, national forests, handmade-crafts centers, Asheville's eclectic and sophisticated pleasures, the astonishing Biltmore Estate, and the Blue Ridge Parkway are the area's main draws, providing prime opportunities for shopping, skiing, hiking, bicycling, camping, fishing, canoeing, and just taking in the views.
Around the mountains, at least in the larger cities and towns such as Asheville, Hendersonville, and Boone, you can find the usual chain motels and hotels...read more
You can still get traditional mountain food, served family-style, at inns around the region. Increasingly, though, mountain cooks are offering more-sophisticated...read more
Things To Do in The North Carolina Mountains
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Biltmore Estate: The 250-room Biltmore House, modeled after the great Renaissance châteaux of the Loire Valley in France, is the largest private... Read more
Often called America's narrowest national park, the Blue Ridge Parkway's two-lane blacktop traverses some of the East's most dramatic scenery... Read more
Asheville's acclaimed diversity is reflected in its dynamic food scene. Central to it all is the local food movement, nourished by scores of... Read more
The North Carolina Mountains have been victims of many alien predators. Hundreds of exotic, nonnative plants and some animals have been introduced... Read more
They may not be able to go home again, but many famous writers have made their homes in the North Carolina Mountains. The one most closely associated... Read more
Here are some of the biggest and best festivals, fairs, and music concerts in the Asheville area. Admission to many of the events is free.... Read more
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Needing to see some spring flowers and warmer weather, we headed to North Carolina last week to check out Bryson City, Cherokee and do some hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains.
We stayed at the Hampto Read more
Last year during end of December, I went for a cross country road trip from San Diego to somewhere east of it. Read more
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