Hendersonville is an ideal travel destination in NC.From the cutting-edge, can’t-miss fare of dozens of independent restaurants to the agricultural sensibility of the largest apple producer in NC, and with world premiere Broadway-quality performances at the Flat Rock Playhouse and the oldest traditional Appalachian Street Dances in America, Hendersonville brings that same careful balanced of innovation and tradition to the local beer scene.

It’s no wonder that Sierra Nevada—one of the top craft breweries in the nation—chose the area for their new state of the art brewery that’s a mecca for any craft beer aficionado. Smaller operations like Basic Brewery (the newest addition to the Hendersonville craft brew scene), Blue Ghost Brewing (named for the one-of-a-kind Blue Ghost Fireflies that call the area home) and long-time local favorite Southern Appalachian Brewery each put their own special twist on their unique brews. Sanctuary Brewing Company, it the heart of downtown, partners with local animal rescue organizations [...]

Whether your visit is a family stopover or a couples weekend getaway, the Waldensian Heritage Winery, Waldensian Museum, the Trail of Faith, Old Rock School Art Galleries and the Piedmont and Western Railroad Club’s model train museum are must-sees.

Located in the rolling foothills of western North Carolina, Valdese is far more than your average small town tucked into edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Town of Valdese was founded on the rich traditions of 19th century Waldensian settlers and their historic journey from the hills of Italy.

Shop downtown Valdese, North Carolina for antiques, jewelry, unique gifts and handmade crafts. Nature and recreational parks, the best in bluegrass, outdoor concerts, car shows and so much more are waiting for you in Valdese.


Valdese Department of Tourism

Old Rock School

400 Main St. W

Valdese, NC 28690



The Music On Main Street concert series is one of Hendersonville’s favorite summertime events. Music On Main Street presents an outstanding concert every Friday evening from June 7 through August 16 at the Visitors Information Center, located at 201 South Main Street. Music On Main Street showcases a diverse lineup of musical talents, from pop, oldies, rock, to contemporary music. Bring a chair and sit back, relax and enjoy the music from 7:00-9:00PM. Please leave your pets comfortably at home, Hendersonville City ordinance prohibits animals in the event area. Admission is free. No alcoholic beverages, backpacks or coolers allowed. In case of inclement weather the concert will be postponed until 8:00PM; if the weather does not cooperate by 8:00PM the performance will be cancelled. For additional information call the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority at (828) 693-9708, 800-828-4244. The Music On Main Street concert series is coordinated, produced, and sponsored by Henderson County Tourism Development [...]

Southern Shores Realty has great taste, and so do you! Enjoy Taste of the Beach 2013 with our special Taste of the Beach 2013 Accommodations Package! Enjoy 2 FREE tickets with ANY qualifying stay, to one of the all time favorite events of Taste of the Beach: The 2013 Outer Banks Chowder Cook-off. The Chowder Cook off takes place on Saturday March 16th at Coastal Provisions Market & Wine Shop in Southern Shores from 12pm – 3pm. Dozens of Outer Banks restaurants will be in attendance fighting for the Best Chowder on the OBX. Kids 12 and under are free. Your admission gets you two drinks of your choice, plus an enjoyable afternoon tasting and indulging in fantastic local seafood fare! To qualify, guests must stay a minimum of 3 nights during 2013 Taste of the Beach (March 14 – 17, 2013), and must mention [...]

Elan is excited to announce flexible check in dates at our Corolla rentals and all of our rentals in the Outer Banks in North Carolina. If you are thinking about a vacation in the Outer Banks, now is the best time to be here. The humidity and the crowds are gone, and our Corolla rentals are open for bookings. Elan also offers Outer Banks pet friendly rentals for families that don’t want to leave their pets behind.  Elan’s off season flexible check in dates for our Corolla rentals and all of Elan’s Outer Banks pet friendly rentals put you in the driver’s seat to choose any day of the week that you want to check in to your vacation home.

In addition to our flexible check in dates, Elan offers many savings for our fall Corolla rentals. With cooler temperatures you [...]

Coastline Realty Helps You Plan Your Topsail Island Adventure

Plan your much needed vacation on beautiful Topsail Island – one of North Carolina’s most exquisite beaches. Located between Wilmington and Jacksonville, this 26-mile long barrier island is made up of three towns – North Topsail Beach, Surf City and Topsail Beach. The friendly and experienced staff at Coastline Realty can help you find that perfect beach rental on Topsail Island. Rentals include single family homes, duplexes, quadplexes, condos, cottages and townhomes.

The friendly atmosphere makes Topsail Island a popular place for a fun, family vacation. Relax on the beautiful, uncrowded beaches, ride the waves, fish, boat, hang glide, shop, golf and dine in our great seafood restaurants.

We will make your stay on Topsail Island an unforgettable adventure. Call today to make reservations and request a FREE brochure!

Coastline Realty

965 Old Folkstone Road, Suite 108

SneadsFerry, NC 28460



How to Have a ‘Sweet’ Vacation: Visit Sugar Mountain Resort

Sugar Mountain Resort Accommodations and Resort Real Estate and Rentals are located in the heart of the North Carolina High Country. Convenient to Banner Elk, Beech Mountain, Boone, Blowing Rock, Linville and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Golf, Har-Tru tennis courts, hike, bike, lift rides, fishing, whitewater rafting, theatre, cultural events, antiques, museums and historic landmarks. Grandfather Mountain, Tweetsie Railroad, the Blowing Rock, Gem mining, Linville Caverns, just to name a few.

Fully furnished cabins, homes and condos offer the comforts of home at a modest price. Rent by day, week or month. 30% Discounts on daily and weekly rentals to June 15 on select properties. Call 1-800-438-4555 and mention GQ12 for discounts.* Some restrictions do apply.

Golf at Sugar Mountain’s 18 hole executive course designed by Frank Duane, longtime project manager for Robert Trent Jones, Sr. At an elevations of 4000’ with immaculate putting greens, lush MOUNTAIN SCENERY, [...]

Kitty Dunes Rentals Welcomes Families and Their Pets

For 40 years, Kitty Dunes Rentals has been offering Outer Banks vacations with a smile and friendly welcome. Kitty Dunes Rentals is the company for your vacation rental needs on the Outer Banks with everything from simple cottages to lavish accommodations, from Corolla to South Nags Head.

Step onto our beaches and experience the unique timelessness of Outer Banks beaches. Take a slow walk on the oceanfront at sunrise; barbecue with the family late at night; hide away with a book for some quiet time; with no deadlines, no boss and no work – spend your Outer Banks vacation with no itinerary, no rules and no “No’s”. Fido and Fifi will love our large selection of Outer Banks pet friendly beach rentals; be sure to bring along your family pets.

You’ve been waiting all year for the perfect Outer Banks,North Carolina vacation, so get started now by [...]

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