Highlands is a small town located near the southern Appalachian Mountains. Whether you’re here to explore the national forests in the area or are just taking a nice break from reality, Highlands provides fun for you all year round.
There are a variety of fun activities you can take part in while you’re in Highlands. Adventurers can make their own path out in the beautiful eco treks that surround the area, or explore the Nature Center and Highlands Greenway for a fun hike. There are also a good amount of national forests in the area, including the Nantahala National Forest, where you can enjoy beautiful waterfalls, rivers and lakes. You can also try your hand at zip lining through the trees at Highlands Aerial Park, or go fishing in the Cullasaja River. If you want to go on a fun shopping excursion, Highlands’ downtown district features a nice mix of ‘hip and high-end’ boutiques for you to stroll through. When it’s time to eat, stop for a bite at one of the delicious farm-to-table restaurants in the area including Dog House, El Manzanillo and Altitudes Restaurant. For entertainment, you can check out a show at the Highlands Playhouse, or enjoy live music at places like Kelsey-Hutchinson Park when the weather gets warm.
While Highlands may be fun, there are plenty of other day trips around the area you can take that will be just as exciting. Lake Glenville is a good 14 miles away, and is a great place to go for a fun camping trip with the family or for a picnic by the water. Fishers may want to head out to Jackson County and try their hand at catching some trout. A shorter 10 miles away from town is Cashiers, a small town in the southwestern corner of North Carolina that is perfect for a quick get away from city life. There are also a variety of waterfalls that you can visit nearby, including Rainbow Falls and Tallulah Gorge Falls.
Whether you’re in town your entire vacation or are planning a day trip to another city, we make it easy for you to find the perfect place to stay. For plans out and about in nature, we recommend choosing a rental in one of the cabins available near places like Monger Creek or the Satulah Branch, so you’ll be able to explore nature near the water. Planning an all-day shopping trip? Choose a rental near downtown Highlands or on Main Street. For day trips out of the city, we have rentals available near Bridal Veil Falls or Highlands Lake, and up north of town hear Highway 64, giving you easy access to the roads leading you away from the city. We also have rentals available near Loma Linda Farm if you are planning a fun camping trip with the family. No matter where you decide to stay, you can compare rentals by price, ratings, reviews and more on Tripping. Book your Highlands rental today!
There are no public transportation services operating through the Highlands area, but there is taxi and shuttle service available for both local and sightseeing adventures. It is recommended that you either drive your own vehicle, or rent a car from one of the rental services around town including Enterprise.
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