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Highlands Travel Guide

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.

Things to Do in Highlands

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.

Best Time to Visit Highlands

The best times to visit Highlands is during the spring, summer and fall months.

Price and Availability Index in Highlands

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Highlands is in August, while the cheapest month is in March. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Highlands is in the high season in July. Highlands has its low season in April, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Highlands tends to be Tuesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Friday. Vacation homes in Highlands tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.

The weather in Highlands

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Highlands. The warmest months in Highlands are June and July, when temperatures reach 91 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to 2 ˚F. The wettest month in Highlands is June with 5.1 inches of rain, while the driest month is November with 1.12 inches of rain.

Vacation Rentals in Highlands

Browse accommodations from all the best providers including VRBO, Airbnb, Homeaway and more at AllTheRooms.com. AllTheRooms has 2284 vacation rentals, hotels and other great places to stay during your time in Highlands, with everything from cheap hostels and homestays to luxury Airbnbs and hotels. For those trying to keep costs down, the lowest priced place to stay in Highlands comes in at $59 per night. A typical accommodation in Highlands costs on average $351 per night.

If you want to stay connected during your trip, then you can choose from over 754 accommodations in Highlands that have WiFi. 14 places to stay include a breakfast. You can keep up with your workout regime by staying at one of 20 accommodations that provide gym facilities. If you are driving to Highlands, you'll want to pick from 636 places to stay that provide parking. We have 4 places to stay that have a pool or jacuzzi.

Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in one of 362 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.

In Highlands AllTheRooms currently aggregates hotels, vacation rentals, hostels from more than 7 providers, including 340 places to stay from VRBO, 198 accommodations from Airbnb and 198 places to stay from Homeaway.

1632 of our places to stay in Highlands have been rated by previous guests. They rated 65% as excellent or good. You can instantly book any of 652 places to stay right now.

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