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Day Trips in Western North Carolina

Stay here, explore everywhere

No matter which town you stay in, when you choose Haywood County as your home base, you’ll be centrally located to some of the best attractions in Western North Carolina (WNC). With so much just a short drive away, Smoky Mountain day trips are easy to plan.

Right down the road from the bustling city of Asheville and the iconic Biltmore Estate, Haywood County is home to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cataloochee Valley and Blue Ridge Parkway. This makes Haywood an ideal place to stay for those looking to plan day trips to North Carolina waterfalls or spend the day exploring popular hiking trails in the Smoky Mountains.

When you book a stay in one of our five mountain towns, you’ll also have access to popular attractions like the North Carolina Arboretum, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, the Cherokee Indian Reservation, the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad and so much more. What are you waiting for? Plan a day trip in North Carolina and start exploring WNC today!

Day Trips


Sam Knob Trailhead, Canton, NC 28716



Waterrock Knob, Sylva, NC 28779



3555 Hartford Rd, Hartford TN 37753


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