- Our list of the best things to do in Sapphire, North Carolina, features the top 110 nearby activities — including 59 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Sapphire, NC has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, Sights & Landmarks, and Water Activities.
- The results below include the top 6 things to do within the city of Sapphire, NC , followed by 104 popular activities in nearby cities, including Franklin, Highlands, Brevard, Sylva, Pisgah Forest, Pickens, Walhalla, Cashiers, Dillard, Salem, Clayton, Hendersonville, Waynesville, Linville and Greenville
The breathtaking Cullasaja Falls are located next to Route 64 in Highlands, NC. The parking lot is quite small, and sits just off of the highway, in the midst of an extremely dangerous, high-accident portion of it. Avoid visiting Cullasaja Falls during rush hour.
82% 38 votes
US 64, Nantahala National Forest, Highlands, NC MoreLess Info
A $4 parking fee grants visitors admission to the Cliffside Lake Recreation Area. This popular destination is excellent for hiking, biking, grilling and fishing. Visitors who wish to fish must have a valid North Carolina fishing license.
Whiteside Mountain is a mountain that offers a National Recreation Trail along 700-foot cliffs. Depending on visibility, hikers can see Blue Ridge Escarpment, Chattooga River headwaters, Highlands and Cashiers, and northern South Carolina.
89% 103 votes
Highlands, NC MoreLess Info
Up to 40 researchers can live and work at the research station that is part of the Highlands Biological Station, Nature Center and Botanical gardens. Meanwhile, in another part of the facility, school programs and summer camps teach children about the biodiversity of the Southern Appalachian region.
Providing the only public access to Lake Joccassee, Devils Fork State Park is notable for its mountain streams, waterfalls, and trout fishing, its clear water is also ideal for scuba diving. Overnight accommodation is available via campgrounds or fully-furnished villas.
93% 15 votes
454 Carolina Way, Highlands, NC 28741 MoreLess Info
Satulah Mountain Brewing Company is a microbrewery offering a wide variety of custom beers and pub food. This family owned microbrewery offers a welcoming and social environment. Satulah Mountain offers live entertainment and large screen TVs, all in a comfy atmosphere.
The Bascom is an art gallery dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of those who visit by providing them with a dynamic arts-experience. The gallery features rotating art exhibits and hosts a variety of educational programs and special events.
Summer theater takes center stage at the Highlands Playhouse in Highlands, North Carolina. The theater is open from June to mid-October. Its most popular musicals include Nunsense, Little Shop of Horrors and Bye Bye Birdie.