One of the best things about living in North Carolina, and especially the Charlotte region, is that we are a short drive from both the beach and the mountains. This makes planning a full-on vacation or a quick weekend getaway easy. No full days of travel you can get to either option after work on a Friday, and leave mid-afternoon on a Sunday. Getting a great trip in, without having to sacrifice a precious vacation day. Naturally, since it’s summer we talk a lot about the fantastic beaches and beach towns found in North Carolina. Many of these are nationally recognized. But maybe you aren’t a beach person. Or you have your favorite beach you go every summer but are looking for another vacation option. Look no farther than the North Carolina mountains and these quaint mountain towns.
There is something about strolling the main street of a mountain town, with that cool mountain breeze in the summer. Browsing shops and art galleries, grabbing a drink at a brewery or winery, and enjoying a meal at a great restaurant. Of course there are all the outdoor activities too if you’re into to that type of thing. Hiking, tubing, white water rafting, and more. All these can be down in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. But where should you go? There are many North Carolina mountain towns you will certainly enjoy visiting this summer. But I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorites.
Keep reading to see what they are and a little bit of what each has to offer!