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5 Reasons to Visit North Carolina Mountain Towns this Summer

People exploring hiking trails with wildflowers at North Carolina mountain towns

North Carolina’s mountain region attracts visitors year-round, but there is a certain allure to summertime that is not to be missed. Easily access North Carolina mountain towns from several cities throughout the Southeast and spend your summer in the great outdoors. Book your stay with Highlands Vacation Rentals and spend your summer exploring the great outdoors, attending seasonal events, and discovering the local arts scene. There are endless reasons to book your summer vacation in Highlands, but here are the top five: 

1. Endless Outdoor Adventures

Highlands is located in the heart of the Nantahala National Forest and the peaks and valleys of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Highlands is one of the most biologically diverse regions in the world, offering the ideal setting for adventurers. Spend your summer days chasing waterfalls, exploring hiking trails, fly-fishing on the river, birdwatching, boating, and golfing.

2. Summer Festivals & Events

Even though our North Carolina mountain towns offer year-round fun, summer offers the best selection of events and activities. Kick off the season with the annual Highlands Motoring Festival in June, a four-day festival for classic car enthusiasts. Summer also brings live music to the region with the annual Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival, Village Green Groovin on the Green in Cashiers, and weekly outdoor concert series

3. Cultural, Art, and Historic Attractions

Known as one of America’s 12 Small Town Arts Places, Highlands offers a charming blend of history, art, and culture. Witness live performances at Mountain Theatre Company, listen to live music at the Highlands Performing Arts Center, marvel at The Bascom’s impressive art collection, and learn local history on the Heritage Trail.

4. Easy Driving Distance from Major Cities

Highlands is easily accessible from many major cities in the Southeast. We are 73 miles from Asheville, NC, 130 miles from Atlanta, GA, 150 miles from Knoxville, TN, and 165 miles from Charlotte, NC. Plan a summer road trip through the Blue Ridge Mountains!

5. Diverse Portfolio of NC Mountain Rentals

We offer over 100 vacation rentals in Highlands, delivering our guests a diverse range of mountain rentals. Whether you are looking to stay close enough to walk to town or want the privacy of a mountain-view home in nature, we have properties for everyone. All of our properties come equipped with wifi, basic kitchenware, linens, and a starter set of toiletries. 

Visit North Carolina mountain towns this summer and book your stay with Highlands Vacation Rentals by calling 828-526-9999! 

By |2024-05-01T16:08:08-04:00April 15, 2024|Blog, Things to Do Highlands NC|Comments Off on 5 Reasons to Visit North Carolina Mountain Towns this Summer

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