Blowing Rock in the Media

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Among Trips to Discover's 11 Most Charming Southern Small Towns in 2018

Named Best Small Town in NC by readers of Southern Living in 2018

Voted Best Main Street-Local Shopping by readers of Blue Ridge Country Magazine in 2018

Rated One of America’s 25 Best Small Towns by Expedia in 2018

Voted 8th of 10Best Small Towns for Adventure by USA Today's 10Best poll in 2018

Mountainaire Inn and Log Cabins Rated #1 Best Bargain Hotel in US by TripAdvisor; TripAdvisor Also Ranks Mountainaire #4 in the World, 2018

Gamekeeper Restaurant one of Open Table’s 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America, 2018

Westglow Resort & Spa voted among Travel+Leisure’s 2018 Top 10 Domestic Destination Spas

Voted 3rd of 10Best Southern Small Towns by USA Today's 10Best poll in 2017

Gideon Ridge one of Open Table’s 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America in 2017

Westglow Resort & Spa Voted Travel+Leisure’s 2017 Top Domestic Destination Spa

Named Happiest Town in the Blue Ridge by readers of Blue Ridge Magazine in 2016

Named a Top Destination on the Rise by Trip Advisor in 2015

Voted among Best Small Towns, Best Retirement Towns by Readers of Blue Ridge Country Magazine in 2015

Green Park Inn named Best Small Hotel by the Historic Hotels of America Organization in 2015

Named among Best Main Streets, Best Shopping, and Best Arts Towns by readers of Blue Ridge Country in 2014

Listed among Best Motorcycle Trips in USA Today in 2014.

Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show designated a Heritage Competition by US Equestrian Federation in 2014.

Blowing Rock's WinterFest chosen as a Top Pick event by AAA Magazine in 2014.

Main Street Blowing Rock named a "Great Place in NC" by American Planning Association-NC in 2013.

Blowing Rock in the Media

 25 Best Day Trips in North Carolina , Dream Vacation Magazine, November 2018

The Ultimate Guide to Blowing Rock, NC, Sand Sun and Messy Buns, October 2018

NC Primer: On the Rocks, Our State Magazine, October 2018

11 of the Best Places for Foliage in and Around Georgia, Atlanta Journal Constitution, September 2018

Labor Day Marks Unofficial End of Summer, WBTV 3 News, September 2018

Fall Hiking Trails in North Carolina, NC Tripping, September 2018

Why Blowing Rock is the Perfect Mountain Town Escape, Southern Living, August 2018

Where to Eat, Play, and Stay in Blowing Rock, NC, Making Thyme for Health, July 2018

Dog-Friendly Things to Do in Blowing Rock, NC, Backroad Ramblers, July 2018

10 Hotels in NC that We Love, Travel Through Life, July 2018

A NC Roadtrip: Waynesville to Blowing Rock, Forbes Magazine, July 2018

The Sky's the Limit in the Carolinas, Group Travel Leader, May 2018

Speckled Trout Restaurant & Bottle Shop profiled on NC Weekend, April 5, 2018

The Must See Under-the-Radar City in Each State, The Active Times, Spring 2018

Chestnut Grille featured on NC Weekend, March 1, 2018

6 Most Charming Downtown Areas in NC, Trips to Discover, March 2018

Insight: Family & Friends, Capital at Play Magazine, February 2018

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