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9 Best Small Towns in the South

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Highlands, North Carolina

Highlands is a lovely small town snuggled at an altitude of 4,118 feet in the Nantahala National Forest.

Its surroundings, which include Mount Mitchell, the highest mountain, Whitewater Falls, the tallest waterfall, and the deepest gorge in the eastern United States, lend themselves to your next nature-filled getaway.

You’ll also be just a few hours away from two popular parks: the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. They’re both the perfect setting for a day of hiking.

Meanwhile, Main Street in Highlands has many diverse shops and restaurants you can enjoy. You’ll also find here one of our country’s most romantic European-style Relais & Châteaux resorts: the Old Edwards Inn and Spa.

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  1. brett dennis flournoy

    How did you forget Natchitoches La, the oldest city in the Louisiana Purchase, and a true gem?

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