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Go wild at the North Carolina Zoo, coastal aquariums and other animal attractions.
Play a round at Albemarle Plantation or one of our many other nationally recognized courses.
Drive roads that double as destinations from the Cherohala Skyway to the Outer Banks Byway.
Discover Chimney Rock, Lake Lure and other outdoor sights as well as the quirky charm of this region’s arts, dining and craft breweries.
An area rich in history, this region also is home to furniture and pottery making, a barbecue battleground and Yadkin Valley wineries.
These south-facing beaches are home to America’s Coolest Small Town, Cape Lookout National Seashore and the nation’s best wreck diving.
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Plan your getaway around a signature event or find out what’s happening during your visit. From quick weekend trips to longer stays, you might watch a hammer throw competition at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, sample sounds where they were born at the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival, go for the top prize in the Big Rock Blue Marlin Fishing Tournament, or enjoy seasonal events like July 4th celebrations and Christmas light displays.
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Hendersonville (13.65 mile)
The Henderson County Curb Market Old Timey Day features sausage & ham biscuits cooked on a wood stove, music, antique display, demonstrations & more
Asheville (18.43 mile)
The largest one day free music and arts festival in WNC held on two streets- Montford and Soco.
Old Fort (13.64 mile)
Locally created arts and crafts displayed inside the historic Old Fort Depot. Stop by to chat with the creators of these one-of-a-kind items while...
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Chimney Rock (2.30 mile)
Located in the heart of Chimney Rock Village on the banks of the Rocky Broad River. We have riverdeck seating for 120 persons with absolutely the b...
Lake Lure (3.47 mile)
Enjoy good southern barbecue at Lake Lure Smokehouse located beside the Lake Lure Inn & Spa and accross the street from the Beach at Lake Lure.
Lake Lure (5.17 mile)
Riverside, poolside, parkside, open air, full ABC permitted, casual restaurant & bar.
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Bat Cave (0.01 mile)
Riverside Cottages offer 6 cottages on the River with full kitchens, cable, air & heat pump.
Bat Cave (0.07 mile)
Bat Cave River Cottage is located right on the Rocky Broad River. The home was built in the early '30s and has been remodeled to have all comforts ...
Bat Cave (0.08 mile)
Grist Mill River Cottage had its beginnings in the 1920s as one of Bat Cave’s first grist mills on the Rocky Broad River. The cottage was complete...
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