Unexpected North Carolina Destination Ranked Number 1 Mountain Town In America
Have you ever visited Highlands? If not it might be time to plan that visit. The quaint North Carolina mountain town in the Nantahala National Forest was recently named the number 1 mountain town in America by Travel + Leisure. Travel + Leisure says that the town has everything you expect from a mountain town including “natural beauty and outdoor activities”, and a main street full of shops and restaurants. But this town of just over 3,000 residents year-round has so much more to offer. Highlands is known for it’s resorts. You’ve probably heard of Old Edwards Inn and Spa. The Half-Mile Farm and Skyline Lodge are also highly rated and loved!
Romantic Asheville describes Highlands downtown as out of a “postcard”. And those Main Street restaurants? They are delicious. Five have been awarded the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. So you can dine with the best, while still being one with nature. Outdoor activities in and around Highlands include hiking, waterfalls, fishing, and golf. There is also a bustling cultural scene full of concerts, museums, and theater. Highlands is about a 2-hour drive from Asheville, NC.
Learn more about Highlands North Carolina and everything Travel + Leisure loves about their pick for the number 1 mountain town here. And get all the info about planning the perfect getaway here. Fall is the perfect time for a mountain getaway. With the changing leaves and cool mountain air plus fall-themed activities galore. And while destinations like Asheville get packed during “leaf season”, these smaller towns can be the perfect spot to escape to! I’m in the process of planning my fall girls weekend trip, perhaps Highlands will be the destination that makes the cut! Have you visited? Let me know your favorite places to visit.