Sightseeing and Shopping


Sylva/Cullowhee/Dillsboro NC

The county’s 491 square miles provide numerous ways for visitors to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Whether your interest is hiking, boating, fishing, golfing, exploring, fine dining, shopping, riding the rails, or just plain relaxing, Jackson County is the place to be.

Visit the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce website.

Cashiers, North Carolina

It’s a great corner of southwestern North Carolina: a green valley 3,500 feet high surrounded by mountains rising up to 5,000 feet. It’s not the foothills, but the southern crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

North Carolina Highway 107 runs North and South. U.S. Highway 64 runs East and West. But it’s the less traveled roads, like Whiteside Cove Road and Bull Pen Road, that take you through the mountains to the beautiful places… where you learn to know the craggy stone faces of Yellow Mountain, Rock Mountain, Chimney Top, and Whiteside… where you hear the thunder of the tallest waterfall in the Eastern United States… and where, from The Overlook, you see mountains upon mountains.

The pace here is such that you can do some things you seldom have time to do. Sit by a rushing creek, basking in the warmth of the sun. Amble along a trail, stopping often to admire a wildflower, or to look up into a tree to find that elusive bird that is singing to you. Take a leisurely ramble in your car, exploring, finding grand mountain views, weathered barns, tiny towns that are nothing more than a filling station and a post office.

Visit the Cashiers Chamber of Commerce website.

Highlands, NC

Highlands has been a mountain respite for over a century, allowing visitors to unwind while being treated to the finest amenities. For your dining experience, you may sample various cultural cuisines from over twenty restaurants, including six who have received the coveted Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.

Nature is never far away, with waterfalls, hiking trails, and varied outdoor adventures awaiting you. You can experience everything from llama treks to All Terrain Vehicle tours through the forests. If you prefer something milder, there is golf, tennis, swimming, and horseback riding nearby. If you are seeking a cultural experience, we have live professional theater, chamber music concerts, an international film festival, and various other events and venues.

Shopping in this little village will include unique shops offering antiques, clothing, jewelry, crafts, and a broad range of retail shops.

Visit the Highlands Chamber of Commerce website.

Cherokee, NC

offers 150,000 square feet of gaming, including live table games like Blackjack, Roulette, and Craps.  They also offer great entertainment, a spa, golf, shopping, and multiple dining options.


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