Our Top 3 Places for Sightseeing in North Carolina

When it comes to planning a trip sightseeing in North Carolina, there are so many places to choose from that it can be hard to pick your itinerary. We at Orchard Inn love our piece of Western North Carolina and love sharing it with as many people as we can. When we have visitors interested in sightseeing in North Carolina, we love to give them tips as to where to go. The first thing to think about when it comes to sightseeing in North Carolina is what you would like to see. This is why we separated each of our tips into 3 areas, outdoors, historical, and drives since all of these things can be seen right here.

Outdoors Sightseeing in North Carolina

As you may know, when it comes to sightseeing in North Carolina, there are many ways to see the outdoors. There are miles and miles of trails, state forests, lakes, rivers, and more to see. Not sure where to start? Let’s look at trails first. There are over 75 trails near and around us for you to discover. Many of these have amazing features like panoramic views, waterfalls, and much more. In the summers, rivers become the perfect place to cool off after a hike. Be sure to have a look at these nearby trails that would be perfect for you. If you are looking for one place to see so much, we recommend Pisgah National Forest. It has a little bit of everything for everyone. You can bring your bikes and go biking or hiking, fishing, scenic driving, nature viewing and so much more. Once you see some pictures of the area you will see why Pisgah is at the top of many travelers’ lists when it comes to sightseeing in North Carolina.

Historical Sightseeing in North Carolina

If you know anything about this area, you know that we are steeped in history. There are many ways to enjoy our local history and one of the top ways is to visit it. Here in Western North Carolina, nothing is more historically famous than the Biltmore. Take a tour back through time and see what life was like for the Vanderbilt’s. See how their family is still using their land to give back to the community. When you are there plan on spending a few hours and be sure to sign up for an in-depth tour! If you are looking for something else, there are other historical sites to choose from. To name a few would be the Carl Sandburg Home as well as the Vance birthplace. Each has their own amazing history behind them.

Sightseeing in North Carolina via Scenic Drives

For some of us, it doesn’t get any better than getting in the car and taking a drive. Here in North Carolina, we are known for some of the best drives around. The one we are most famous for is the Blue Ridge Parkway but as you can see by this list that there are so many to choose from! While fall is one of the peak times for a drive, our area is stunning in any season and these drives are fun and very interesting.

As you can see, there are so many ways to enjoy sightseeing in North Carolina. When you do come to our area, one of the first things to remember is to be centrally located. Our B&B Orchard Inn is nicely located in Saluda NC close to the interstate which will take you to all of the places listed above. When you choose to stay with us, you will also get to learn about the history surrounding our area and the B&B. For those of you who love a view, you can’t beat ours. You will get to see nearby mountains from your own room or our dining room. Each morning with us you will be greeted with an amazing homemade breakfast made by our chefs. From there you can take on the day in any way you choose. Contact us today and start planning your trip to go sightseeing in North Carolina today!