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Order Takeout From These 8 Great Haywood County Restaurants

If you’re heading our way for a much-needed escape, we know one thing’s for sure: you’ve got pretty good taste. When it comes to nailing down that perfect spot to eat, things are little more complicated right now—but that doesn’t mean you have to compromise on flavor! Our Smoky Mountain restaurants have been working harder […]

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A young family having a picnic atop Cataloochee Meadow.

Your Next Family Adventure in the Smokies

Looking to get the family out of the house for a while before they start to tear it apart? Don’t stress—there’s relief waiting for you in our mountains. What will it take for you to enjoy it, you ask? It’s easy: load up the car and take a weekend trip into the heart of the […]

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People jumping into river at Sunburst Swimming Hole

9 Ways to Shake off Cabin Fever in the NC Smokies

We don’t know about you but staring at the same four walls for the past few months has only made us crave outdoor adventure even more. Luckily, Haywood County is full of fresh air, open spaces, and one of the prettiest national parks in the entire country. If you’re ready to get out and explore […]

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Open Adventures in Maggie Valley – Live Blog

Open Adventures in Maggie Valley We’ve missed you. While you’ve been away, our local businesses have been taking every necessary precaution to minimize any risks to their teams’ and their customers’ health. If you’re exploring with us once again, you can do your part by practicing social distancing, wearing a face covering, and limiting your […]

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Open Restaurants in Maggie Valley – Live Blog

Open Restaurants in Maggie Valley We know you’re ready to dig into your favorite dishes. Our local restaurants have been busy preparing their eateries for your return. To ensure the safety of our businesses and their customers, the state of North Carolina is mandating that no indoor dining space can be more than 50% occupied, […]

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How to Celebrate the #SpiritOfTravel with a Haywood Staycation

This week we recognize National Travel & Tourism Week by focusing on the Spirit of Travel. The Haywood County Tourism Development Authority (known as Visit NC Smokies) sends our appreciation to our hospitality partners and community. We are all staying Haywood Strong, with confidence that everyone will make it through this together. Folks are anxious […]

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Hearts for Haywood #haywoodstrong

As a way to spread hope and an uplifting message during these challenging times, the Haywood County Tourism Development Authority, aka Visit NC Smokies, has launched a new initiative called “Hearts for Haywood.” Our hope is that Haywood County businesses and locals will partner with us to share heartfelt messages of support for each other. […]

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Golfer preparing to a shot at Maggie Valley Club & Resort

Enjoy a weekend of golf at Maggie Valley Club

If you’re a golfer, there’s no course as beautiful as the one at Maggie Valley Club. Nestled between the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains, these pristine greens are popular with both locals and tourists. The club offers regular day golf packages and something called ‘Stay and Play,’ where you can enjoy a full weekend of […]

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Girl taking a selfie with her dog in downtown Waynesville, NC.

How to Make the Most of Your Weekend in Waynesville

Spring is a beautiful time to visit the North Carolina Smoky Mountains, especially the quaint, artsy town of Waynesville. With the right knowledge and adequate planning, you can make the most of your trip. Whether you enjoy dining, shopping, hiking, relaxing or all of the above, Waynesville has what you’re looking for. If you’re looking […]

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Your Guide to Golfing in the Smokies

Golfing in the Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina is something special. The five towns of Haywood County have plenty of different courses that offer the relaxing game you’re looking for, plus stunning scenery that surrounds you on all sides. Spring is the perfect time to golf in Haywood, too: it provides a warm escape […]

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Couple eating outdoors in Downtown Waynesville, NC

The Most Romantic Restaurants in the NC Smokies

It’s that time of year again when love fills the air—or maybe it’s just the smell of Frog Leap’s pecan-crusted mountain rainbow trout? Either way, the thought of taking your love up to the Smoky Mountains for an extended weekend of relaxation and reconnection should make you giddy with excitement. We know every memorable holiday […]

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Sunrise over Cataloochee Ski Area

What is Winter NC Smokies Style?

Here in the NC Smokies, we treat winter just like we do every other season: with a little something for everyone. In the mood to warm up from the inside with craft beer? Our local breweries have plenty of seasonal selections to taste your way through. Are you up for high-speed adventure? We know a […]

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