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Visit during the spring and enjoy the early burst of color or spend some time with us over summer vacation; rent a lake house, take a boat tour, hike a trail, or attend a festival.  Prefer to travel in the fall, take a scenic drive on country roads lined with rich hues of red, orange and gold or see it all up close by exploring one of our many trails or parks that reward those that choose to hike. Just make sure you don't count us out for winter travel because we have one of the best light displays in the country, not to mention hometown Christmas parades that make you feel like you've traveled back in time.  Choose your adventure and we will see you soon.

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Two of the most anticipated deal days of the year for holiday shoppers. But sandwiched in-between these two mega-retail days is one of the most important Community-Friendly days of the holiday shopping season; Small Business Saturday. Begun in 2010 by American Express

Almost 90 years ago, back in the 1930s, the little town of Forest City decided to bring the holidays to their community by adorning 2 trees on Main Street with beautiful Christmas lights. In the years since, this lovely, quaint destination has grown and continually added more festive lights,

The term "farm to table" has become a catchphrase for any restaurant wanting to make its mark in the world of organic dining. True farm to table dining, however, is rarely possible without the accessibility of locally cultivated meats and produce. The state of North Carolina has a rich history of

Our Guide to Chimney Rock & Lake Lure Holiday Festivities

Chimney Rock and Lake Lure are the perfect places to enjoy the beauty of the North Carolina foothills at any season, but the holidays make them even more spectacular. From holiday lights and decorations bathed in crisp mountain air, to

Guys' Weekend. It doesn't get enough credit. While it's true that women tend to do more planning of activities for their weekend outings, men do actually enjoy more things than wolfing down burgers and nachos while yelling at sports players on a big screen tv - they generally just don't like to plan

One thing we love most about holidays here in the foothills are all of the festive events that take place throughout Rutherford County. I mean, who can resist that southern, small town, holiday charm? Every year several of our small towns kick-off their holiday celebrations on the first Saturday in

There is no place like home for the holidays; but there is something magical about starting new yuletide traditions amongst sweet southern charm to get the whole family into the holiday spirit. Whether you have been naughty or nice this year, get away from the hustle and bustle to enjoy the

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice-cream…and cookies, and donuts, and all things sweet, really! Plan a visit to these 5 incredible Rutherford County eateries that are sure to make your summer complete!

Cupcakes at Bee Happy

Bee Happy

If your sweet tooth gets a little bossy at times, we have just the diagnosis!

The burgeoning pub scene is lighting up our friendly small towns and drawing visitors from near and far who are in search of tasting something new.

Twisted Pear Forest City

Twisted Pear Bottle Shop and Taproom

A one stop bottle shop, Twisted Pear provides all your craft beer, wine and home decor desires nestled inside a

Western Carolina is full of hidden gems, gorgeous views and trails to explore - some you might have to go off the beaten path to enjoy. That can be said for food as well...here’s a few of our favorite “off the grid” restaurants.

Big Al's of Shiloh

Big Al’s

When you feel like unwinding and unplugging, look to Big