The 7 Best Restaurants in Mt Airy NC & Surry County

Walker's Soda Fountain in Mt Airy NC

Mount Airy is often called Mayberry because it inspired the small town setting of The Andy Griffith Show. But quite a lot has changed in the decades since Griffith left his hometown. In addition to the Andy Griffith Museum, theater, and stores that make the town a major tourist draw, Downtown Mount Airy NC has grown … Read more

10 Wonderful Yadkin Valley Wineries Worth Visiting

Yadkin Valley Wineries

If you’re a food and wine lover and you’ve never explored the Yadkin Valley in NC, you’re really missing out!   The Yadkin Valley region is full of wineries and vineyards to visit, with 44 Yadkin Valley wineries to choose from.  Encompassing 1,400,000 acres, the Yadkin Valley AVA (American Viticultural Area) includes 7 counties in … Read more

The 10 Best Things to Do in Mount Airy NC (& Surry County)

Things to Do in Mount Airy NC

Though we’ve lived within an hour of Mount Airy, North Carolina, for the last five years, we’ve rarely found time to make our way over to the beloved mountain town. For those who haven’t heard of Mt Airy, actor Andy Griffith was born there, and it was the inspiration for the fictional town of Mayberry … Read more