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Go wild at the North Carolina Zoo, coastal aquariums and other animal attractions.
Drive roads that double as destinations from the Cherohala Skyway to the Outer Banks Byway.
Play a round at Albemarle Plantation or one of our many other nationally recognized courses.
Discover Chimney Rock, Lake Lure and other outdoor sights as well as the quirky charm of this region’s arts, dining and craft breweries.
These south-facing beaches are home to America’s Coolest Small Town, Cape Lookout National Seashore and the nation’s best wreck diving.
An area rich in history, this region also is home to furniture and pottery making, a barbecue battleground and Yadkin Valley wineries.
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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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Banner Elk area
The Avery County Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center is conveniently located in the Shoppes at Tynecastle at the intersection of NC Hwy. 105 and NC…
Beech Mountain area
Chamber of Commerce operating a Visitor Information Center on Beech Mountain.
The Beech Mountain TDA is a government entity that promotes travel and tourism on Beech Mountain.
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Get your summer started early at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina’s most accessible beach. Full of activities for the entire family, Wrightsville…
Take the ferry to Bald Head Island and discover a golf course of unparalleled wild beauty. The Bald Head Island Club Golf Course winds its way around…
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Blowing Rock (14.38 mile)
Tour the quaint town of Blowing Rock while sampling local beers & treats and enjoying entertainment & specials. Free!
Blowing Rock (14.28 mile)
May 17 , June 14
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A juried arts & craft show featuring 90 artists. Browse among the tents to view unique pieces. All artists have work for sale.
Spruce Pine (15.47 mile)
Live music all day, storytelling and hayrides.
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Newland (0.01 mile)
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Family style and international cuisine. Fresh mountain trout caught & cooked the same day to traditional Italian dishes like pork cacciatora & pasta primavera
Newland (0.08 mile)
Two convenient locations one at the entrance to Sugar Mountain and one in Downtown Newland; Lunch and Dinner Buffet, Fresh Salads, Hot Subs, Soup a...
Newland (0.15 mile)
Where good friends and great coffee meet! The finest fair trade coffees and teas, soups, salads and tempting sandwiches with an international flavor.
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Newland (0.85 mile)
Hotels & Motels
The Shady Lawn Lodge offers lodging & accommodations, from traditional motel rooms with at least queen-size beds to king bed suites.
Linville (3.04 mile)
Country Inns / Bed & Breakfasts
A whitewashed picket fence surrounds this restored, turn-of-th- century Victorian farmhouse, with its English cottage perennial and herb gardens. Offers in-room massage therapy and free Wi-Fi.
Linville (3.28 mile)
Hotels & Motels
A family owned and operated motel located in the shadow of Grandfather Mountain. We offer modern, clean, grade A rooms with heating/air conditioning, telephones and cable TV.
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