Discover Highlands

Attractions, Adventure, and Art in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Situated in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Highlands, NC offers a beautiful landscape for outdoor activities, a vibrant arts scene, and many interesting cultural attractions. From hiking and golf courses to dining and shopping, this serene mountain village is an incredible destination for adventure and relaxation. Enjoy whitewater rafting and kayaking on the Nantahala River or zip lining at Highlands Aerial Park. See local, regional, and international art exhibits, take art classes, enjoy special events, and walk along the outdoor sculpture and nature trail at The Bascom: A Center for Visual Arts. Hit the links at the Old Edwards Club, hike to the top of scenic Whiteside Mountain, or discover historic landmarks on a Highlands Heritage Trail walking tour. Your North Carolina mountain adventures begin at our rustic-chic Highlands hotel.