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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

What's Happening

  • 32nd Annual Symphony By The Lake

    32nd Annual Symphony By The Lake

    Now in its 32nd year, the Symphony by the Lake will return to Chetola Resort for the centerpiece event of the summer on Friday, July 26th. The theme, A Journey of Imagination, will be reflected in the musical selections as well … ContinuedRead More »
  • Movies in the Park

    Movies in the Park

    Outdoor movies in Memorial Park on Main Street in Downtown Blowing Rock! Featuring family-friendly films that start at dusk (around 8:30pm). All movies are on Thursday evenings and all are FREE. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the movie! … ContinuedRead More »
  • New Art Events This Summer in Blowing Rock

    New Art Events This Summer in Blowing Rock

    The arts have always been a natural fit in the Blue Ridge village of Blowing Rock, where a wealth of natural beauty inspires artistic expression and appreciation. This year brings two new special art events to add to a rich … ContinuedRead More »

Upcoming Events

Mark Your Calendars for These Annual Events

Activities and News Blog

  • Favorite Kids Activities in Blowing Rock

    Favorite Kids Activities in Blowing Rock

    We asked some local kids and teens about their favorite summer things to do around Blowing Rock. Here’s what they told us! -Porter, age 5, said his favorite things are fishing at Broyhill Park, riding down the water slide at … ContinuedRead More »
  • 6+ Ways To Cool Off This Summer In Blowing Rock

    6+ Ways To Cool Off This Summer In Blowing Rock

    1.Waterfall HuntingGetting close to water is a great way to cool off, and few experiences are as exhilarating as getting close to a waterfall. Hikes vary from easy to strenuous, and a handful of area waterfalls even have a swimming … ContinuedRead More »
  • New Art Events This Summer in Blowing Rock

    New Art Events This Summer in Blowing Rock

    The arts have always been a natural fit in the Blue Ridge village of Blowing Rock, where a wealth of natural beauty inspires artistic expression and appreciation. This year brings two new special art events to add to a rich … ContinuedRead More »

Lodging

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Blowing Rock has been a popular vacation destination for over one hundred years and we continue to offer a great selection of accommodations that showcase our signature hospitality. Choose from quaint bed and breakfasts, family inns, name brand hotels, beautiful resorts, and vacation rentals including cabins, cottages, condos and campgrounds. 

In addition, many of our hotels offer vacation packages that may enhance your experience, make planning easier, or save you money. Be sure to check out our vacation packages and visit the individual lodging websites for more information on each property. 

 



Dining

dining

Blowing Rock has emerged as a premier culinary destination in North Carolina with a great selection of unique restaurants to please your palate. Whether you just want a quick sandwich or a multi-course dining experience, there are scrumptious offerings throughout the town. The only issue you may have is choosing which one. To try them all, visit us during SAVOR Blowing Rock, our yearly festival held in April celebrating wine, craft beer and fine dining. In addition, Blowing Rock offers coffee and wine shops, and is close by to many wineries.