Summer will soon end, but there is still time for a vacation. In fact, visiting in the off-season has its perks! With the kids all back in school, visiting Western NC in September means fewer crowds at the most popular attractions. You will also get ahead of the fall crowds. Additionally, you will still get to enjoy the tail-end of summer weather here in the Blue Ridge Mountains. September marks the beginning of the festival season in the mountains, so mark your calendars!
Read our suggestions on the best things to do this time of year. Then, request a free copy of our Vacation Guide for more thoughtful local insight.
4 of the Best Reasons to Plan a Vacation to Western NC in September
1. The Weather Is Beautiful
September is a sweet spot for gorgeous weather in the mountains of Western North Carolina. As the heat of summer tapers off, temperatures max out in the high 70s and low 80s. The lows are also very pleasant never falling below the low 50s.
This weather is ideal for spending the day outdoors. Sure, you’ll still break a sweat while climbing mountains, but at least you won’t be melting!
2. Celebrate Labor Day Weekend
Reward yourself for all your hard work with a getaway to the mountains during Labor Day weekend! We recommend booking yourself a pampering spa day here at The Orchard Inn. Choose between luxurious services such as a Hibiscus Purifying Facial, Beach Almond Firming Facial, Papaya Enzyme Exfoliating Facial, and a Hot Stone Massage!
3. Outdoor Adventures Await
Strap on your hiking boots and embark on an adventure. You must take advantage of this lovely weather before it starts to get cold. Here are a few of our favorite outdoor activities:
- Horseback riding in late summer, early fall is the perfect daytime adventure.
- Go for a hike in search of roaring waterfalls or sweeping views of the treetops.
- Reel in a story-worthy catch at the hottest fly-fishing spots.
4. Events & Festivals Are in Full Swing
September is the perfect time of year to visit if you’re wanting to attend a lively local event. From apple picking to fair festivities, you’ll find no shortage of exciting things to do:
- North Carolina Apple Festival | Labor Day Weekend
- NC Mountain State Fair | September
- Downtown After 5 | Recurring May – September
- Top of the Grade Concerts | Recurring June – September
The Orchard Inn Has the Perfect Accommodations Year-Round
Regardless of the time of year, make the most of your WNC vacation when you stay at The Orchard Inn. Our beautiful B&B is just 40 minutes outside the city, so you get the perfect balance of city energy and the tranquility of the mountains. Get a front-row seat to the beauty of Western NC, in September when you stay in one of our Mountainview Suites. Wake up to sweeping views of the rolling Blue Ridge landscape. Browse our accommodations and book your stay today!