- Our list of the best things to do in Highlands, North Carolina, features the top 88 nearby activities — including 43 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Highlands, NC has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Museums & Galleries, Outdoor Places, Amusement, and Sights & Landmarks.
- The results below include the top 16 things to do within the city of Highlands, NC , followed by 72 popular activities in nearby cities, including Franklin, Sylva, Walhalla, Clayton, Sapphire, Cashiers, Dillard, Tiger, Long Creek, Salem and Brevard
Enjoy the natural beauty of the Smoky Mountains as you play a whimsical round of mini-golf at Hillbilly Golf in Gatlinburg. Hillbilly Golf features two courses that are appropriate for all ages, but challenging enough to keep players coming back for more.
Located in a historic 7,200 square-foot house, The Saluda Inn Wine Cellar is a location that offers a number of amenities to its guests. Visitors may rent the house as well as stop by the wine cellar for drinks.
Burntshirt Vineyard produces wine from Grüner Veltliner grapes, as well as producing chardonnays, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Rose of Cabernet Sauvignon, Vidal Blanc. They offer gourmet box lunches, wine tastings, walking trails, and a 3,400 square foot event center.
Featuring scenic lakeside campsites is Hartwell's Hart State Park. The park features a dock with water-skiing and boating access, swimming, hiking, a children's playground and prime fishing for large mouth bass and rainbow trout.
A monument to the staggering Vanderbilt family fortune, the Biltmore Estate looms over Asheville, North Carolina. Experience its rolling grounds in clement weather, or head inside for a tour. The Biltmore Estate hosts extravagant public Christmas events and is available for weddings.
One of Gatlinburg's most unique destinations is the CLIMB Works Canopy, a series of wilderness courses and activities high up in the trees. CLIMB Works includes ziplines, obstacle courses, elevated mountain bike paths and much more.
Many types of outdoor recreation are offered through A Walk in the Woods. Guests can enjoy walks, backpacking trips, a hiker shuttle service, hikes, and equipment rental in addition to long multiple day trips through the Appalachian Trail.
Ripley's Davy Crockett Mini Golf offers two 18 hole miniature golf courses each with its own unique theme and decorations. One of the courses features a Davy Crockett theme, the other a barnyard theme.
Saluda, North Carolina's Green River Adventures is a whitewater kayaking firm that specializes in inflatable kayak trips. Children and adults are welcome. Green River Adventures offers easy, mild routes for beginners and challenging, difficult options for experienced guests who want to work hard while having fu…
The TD Convention Center hosts events, shows, graduation ceremonies, conventions, and weddings throughout the year. The location offers free wireless Internet to its guests, who may be using the meeting rooms or the 280,000 square foot exhibit space.