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From the unmatched, far-reaching views along the Blue Ridge Parkway, to the quaint storybook mountain village, Blowing Rock, North Carolina is truly deserving of the title: "Crown of the Blue Ridge." Here you'll find popular family attractions including Tweetsie Railroad and The Blowing Rock, a plethora of unique downtown shops and outlets, and outdoor adventure ranging from hiking and biking to spelunking and bouldering. It's a venue for adventure, but also a place for ultimate relaxation. Indulge in a spa treatment, sample scrumptious vittles at our award-winning restaurants, or enjoy the hospitality at our local inns, bed and breakfasts, resorts, cabins or hotels.

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Attractions

The Blowing Rock area offers an array of family, cultural and experiential attractions including Tweetsie Railroad, The Blowing Rock, Grandfather Mountain, Blowing Rock Art & History Museum and much more. In addition, the Blowing Rock area is home to many museums, wineries, farms, performing arts venues, and popular festivals.

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Recreation

One of the only towns located directly on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock is the perfect hub for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you enjoy hiking, biking, whitewater rafting, canoeing, fly fishing, rock climbing or spelunking, Blowing Rock has an array of guide services, trails and waterways to make your vacation an adventure.

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Shopping

For decades Blowing Rock has been known as a shopping destination. The downtown area boasts over 100 unique shops and boutiques featuring everything from antiques to mod decor, high-end fashion to creative gifts and everything in between. Blowing Rock is also home to Tanger Shoppes on the Parkway, featuring nearly 30 outlets. 

Events & Happenings

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  • Connect at Home

    Connect at Home

    While you stay at home and practice social distancing, enjoy views and experiences with a few of our local attractions & businesses! The Blowing Rock The Blowing Rock is known for incredible views! Enjoy the view of Grandfather Mountain from … ContinuedRead More »
  • Gift Cards & Online Shopping

    Gift Cards & Online Shopping

    Several shops & services in Blowing Rock offer online shopping and/or gift cards via phone or web. Buying a gift card or certificate today means a business has a bit more cash flow for expenses. Small businesses are the heart … ContinuedRead More »
  • Dining Information- Take out & Delivery

    Dining Information- Take out & Delivery

    All restaurants in North Carolina are under a statewide order that prohibits dine-in operations during this time, over concerns about COVID-19. The following Blowing Rock restaurants are offering take-out! Hours may vary or change depending on staffing and operations.  Bistro … ContinuedRead More »

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  • Connect at Home

    Connect at Home

    While you stay at home and practice social distancing, enjoy views and experiences with a few of our local attractions & businesses! The Blowing Rock The Blowing Rock is known for incredible views! Enjoy the view of Grandfather Mountain from … ContinuedRead More »
  • 2020 Valentine Fun Around the Rock

    2020 Valentine Fun Around the Rock

    Nothing says romantic like a cozy experience in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Fireside meals, close rides on ski lifts, hand-in-hand strolls under the lights of downtown streets, and clear views for miles… Blowing Rock is an ideal getaway for romance … ContinuedRead More »
  • Blowing Rock WinterFest 2020

    Blowing Rock WinterFest 2020

    By Harrison Herbst Don’t Hibernate… Celebrate!   Enjoy the fun side of winter at Blowing Rock’s 22nd annual WinterFest January 23-26, 2020.  The town of Blowing Rock has been celebrating the special joys of the season with a four-day long festival … ContinuedRead More »
  • Fall Color Update: October 23, 2019

    Fall Color Update: October 23, 2019

      Fall leaf viewing will be really good over the next few days, and bring your jacket and hat! The colder temperatures will certainly help shift remaining greens to more seasonal colors. Bass Lake is an excellent spot to enjoy … ContinuedRead More »