Highlands is the perfect ourdoorsy vacation that everyone needs to reconnect with nature. This small town boasts a stunning location in the Nantahala National Forest, which lies in the Appalachian Mountains. From hiking and biking to fishing, there are recreational opportunities for everyone to enjoy. Meanwhile, the downtown area of Highlands also offers retail therapy, with antique and boutique stores, as well as art galleries. In addition, there are some amazing restaurants in town, from fine dining experiences to casual and relaxed pubs.
There are a lot of beautiful waterfalls that tourists love to visit in the Nantahala National Forest. This includes the Bridal Veil Falls, which is 45-feet tall and visitors are able to walk behind the falls. Another top spot is Cullasaja Falls, which is part of the Mountain Waters Scenic Byway. Tourists also love to see the Shadow of the Bear, which is an image that emerges on Whiteside Mountain. One of the best places to fish in Highlands is at Harris Lake in Cliffside Lake Recreation Area. This provides the opportunity to catch rainbow trout and brown trout.
The best times to visit Highlands is during the spring, summer and fall months.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Highlands. The hottest month in Highlands is May, when temperatures peak at 92 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to 14 ˚F. The wettest month in Highlands is September with 6.77 inches of rain, while the driest month is April with 0.21 inches of rain.
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At AllTheRooms.com we have accommodations from all of your favorite providers - Airbnb, Priceline, Agoda and many more. AllTheRooms has 798 vacation rentals, hotels and other great places to stay during your time in Highlands, with everything from budget hostels and homestays to extravagant Airbnbs and hotels. A trip to Highlands can be affordable - the lowest price rental is available at $72 a night. On average, a place to stay in Highlands will cost you $304 per night.
If you need to stay connected during your trip, then you can choose from over 212 accommodations in Highlands that have WiFi. We have 25 accommodations that come with breakfast included. Choose from 9 places to stay that provide gym options, so you don't miss a single workout. If you're planning on arriving in Highlands by car, be sure to choose from 220 accommodations that provide parking. We track 7 accommodations that have a pool or jacuzzi.
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532 of the accommodations in Highlands have been reviewed and rated. 67% are rated excellent or good. 351 accommodations allow instant booking.