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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.
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.
Discover Chimney Rock, Lake Lure and other outdoor sights as well as the quirky charm of this region’s arts, dining and craft breweries.
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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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Laurel Springs (1.38 mile)
Restaurant in Laurel Springs offering a varied menu with a dining area plus an informal bar and grill.
Sparta (4.76 mile)
American, Southern / Home Cooking
Serves delicious homestyle breakfast and lunch menu.
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Lodge in Laurel Springs offering a variety of lodging options from motel rooms to cottages. We're a popular gathering for motorcyclists here to tour our beautiful mountain roads.
Laurel Springs (1.57 mile)
This rental is located near the Eastern Continental Divide at more than 3000 feet elevation and just off the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Laurel Springs (1.63 mile)
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