Highlands, North Carolina
Highlands is a small picturesque town located in Macon County, North Carolina. Built on a beautiful plateau in the southern Appalachian Mountains, close to the Nantahala National Forest (one of the few unspoiled temperate rain forests in the US), Highlands is one of the highest towns (4,118 feet elevation) east of the Mississipi River. The Nantahala National Forest offers a broad range of fun and adventurous outdoor activities, such as hiking, fishing, mountain climbing, and nature observation. It is worth mentioning that there are many fabulous waterfalls in a close distance around Highlands, NC. A few of the most beautiful waterfalls include Dry Falls (you can walk behind these waterfalls), Glen Falls, Cullasaja Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls. For those fond of hiking, we suggest exploring Cliffside Lake Trail, Vista Trail, and Sunset Rock Trail. On the other hand, if you are after relaxation and leisure time, then the many art galleries, upscale boutiques, golf courses, and renowned restaurants will surely make your stay relaxing and joyful. It is worth mentioning that 5 Highlands restaurants have been awarded the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Regarding budget accommodation, there are more than 10 discount hotels worth checking in Highlands, NC. The average price per room per night (2 guests) is close to $120, but if you search you may find great economy accommodation deals starting from as little as $50.