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 June, when temperatures peak at 91 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to 9 ˚F. The wettest month in Highlands is November with 5.2 inches of rain, while the driest month is June with 1.23 inches of rain.
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Browse rentals from all the best providers including Airbnb, Priceline, Agoda and many more at AllTheRooms.com. Highlands has 798 hotels, vacation rentals and other special places to stay, with prices to suit budget travelers, luxury travelers and everything in between. If you are trying to keep costs down, the lowest priced place to stay in Highlands is just $72 per night. The average price of a vacation rental is generally $304 per night.
If you would like to stay connected during your vacation, then you can choose from over 212 accommodations in Highlands that have WiFi. 25 places to stay include a morning meal. You can keep up with your workout routine by staying at one of 9 accommodations that provide gym facilities. If you're planning on arriving in Highlands by car, be sure to choose from 220 accommodations that provide parking. 7 accommodations come with a pool or jacuzzi
Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in one of 75 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.
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