To our friends, visitors, local businesses and stakeholders- we're all in this together.

To our friends, visitors, local businesses and stakeholders- we're all in this together.

With LoveThe RCTDA continues to closely monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as it relates to our Nation, North Carolina and Rutherford County.Our top priority is always the safety, health, and wellbeing of our community, its residents, and visitors.  We understand that these times are confusing and can be difficult for many.  We encourage you to continue supporting each other and our community's small businesses and ask that you reference individual websites and social media platforms for updates on local businesses and events. At this time and until further notice, our two Welcome Centers are closed and the Tourism Development Authority office is seeing guests by appointment only.  Please call 828.207.6013 or email Taylor at Taylor.Hardin@rutherfordcountync.gov if you have any questions or to make an appointment.

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Taste of the Carolinas Foodie Tour

Tickle your taste buds with our Taste of the Carolinas Foodie Tour.

No matter your preference, this tour takes you on a culinary journey through Lake Lure and the BlueRidge Foothills. From gourmet finds to back road treasures you wouldn't find without us, you will leave with a full belly and a dining experience worth writing home about.

Reserve a seat and spend your food obsessed getaway in a destination filled with accomplished cooking, from inns and lodges to resorts... Read More

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

Shop local. Support local. And most importantly, EAT Local! Rutherford County is filled with amazing restaurants. From the oldest... Read More

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.... Read More

Lake Lure, North Carolina is best known to visitors for the remarkable, panoramic sights seen from every direction. Whether you are on... Read More

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... Read More