The 20 Best Places to Celebrate Christmas in NC (2023)

Christmas in NC - Biltmore Christmas Library

For us, making the most of Christmas in North Carolina includes spending time at home with family and friends, as well as getting to celebrate by immersing ourselves in the holiday spirit. From the Appalachian Mountains through the NC Piedmont into the Coastal Plains, the state of North Carolina has lots of unique and exciting … Read more

The 12 Best Places to See Christmas Lights in North Carolina

Quilted Christmas Lights NC Arboretum in Asheville

The state of North Carolina is renowned for an incredible array of popular attractions. There are majestic Appalachian mountains, countless waterfalls, the Biltmore Estate (the largest private home in America), the Raleigh-Durham Tech Triangle, NASCAR racing, college sports, and small town living. When it comes to winter in NC, locals have managed to tap into all of … Read more

The 25 Best NC Christmas Tree Farms

Best Western NC Christmas Tree Farms

[Updated October 10, 2022] Whether you’re continuing a lifelong Christmas tradition or getting your first ever real tree, picking out a tree from one of the many Western NC Christmas Tree Farms is truly a magical holiday moment. Especially when you’re doing it among the majestic Blue Ridge mountain overlooks and landscapes of North Carolina. … Read more

North Georgia Christmas Tree Farms Where You Can Cut Your Own Christmas Tree

North Georgia Christmas Tree Farms

[Updated 10/5/22]   After the Fall Colors in North Georgia Mountains have faded, there’s nothing quite like rounding up the family and going to one of the many Christmas tree farms in Georgia. As you explore rows and rows of bright green trees and breathe in the crisp aromas of pine and cedar, North Georgia Christmas … Read more

Visiting Lake Winfield Scott in Suches GA (Near Blairsville)

Lake Winfield Scott offers combines water and mountains, by Jennifer Worrel

I grew up camping with my parents and their friends. Weekends would smell like tent tarpaulins, campfires, and bacon (which always seemed to sizzle for breakfast).  Sometimes there would be a lake with a speed boat and tubing, other times there would be a canoe and fishing poles. But there would always be friends, and stars, … Read more

The 11 Best Places for Snow Tubing in North Carolina (2022-2023)

Snow Tubing in NC

Though the tourist season may have its peaks and valleys, the North Carolina mountains are truly a nature-lover’s playground 365 days a year. Spring brings an abundance of wonderful wildflowers to the region’s best hiking trails, from striking orange flame azaleas and white mountain laurel to vivid pink rhododendrons. Summer offers warmer weather, an explosion of verdant … Read more