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 July, when temperatures peak at 90 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to 2 ˚F. The wettest month in Highlands is August with 6.91 inches of rain, while the driest month is December with 1.67 inches of rain.
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Browse accommodations from all your favorite providers including Airbnb, Bed and Breakfast, Priceline and more at AllTheRooms.com. Highlands has 761 hotels, vacation rentals and other unique places to stay, with prices to suit careful travellers, extravagant travelers and everything in between. For those wanting to save money, the cheapest place to stay in Highlands is just $20 a night. An average accommodation in Highlands costs on average $320 a night.
If you have to have internet access during your stay in Highlands, then you can choose from over 217 accommodations that have WiFi internet. We have 24 accommodations that include a breakfast included. You can keep up with your workout regime by staying at one of 7 accommodations that provide gym facilities. Driving to Highlands? Then choose one of the 215 places to stay that comes with a parking spot included. 4 vacation rentals come with a pool or jacuzzi
If you're traveling with your best friend, then be sure to choose one of the 79 pet-friendly accommodations available.
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