1 day in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

1 day in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

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Valle Crucis

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Valle Crucis in an unincorporated community located in Watauga County, North Carolina, United States. Dutch Creek Trails has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grandfather Mountain, look for gifts at Mast General Store, and then trot along with Dutch Creek Trails.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Valle Crucis travel tool.

Charlotte to Valle Crucis is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In April, Valle Crucis is slightly colder than Charlotte - with highs of 62°F and lows of 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Valle Crucis

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

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North Carolina Mountains travel guide

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Historic Sites · Zipline · River Rafting & Tubing
Called the "Land of the Blue Mist" by the Cherokee Indians, the North Carolina Smoky Mountains are one of the world's most biologically diverse wilderness areas. The vast national park sheltering the native wildlife of these ancient mountains offers a close look at the area's nature and its people. A perfect spot for a tranquil vacation, the blue-misted mountains are one of the country's few World Heritage Sites, protecting the largest old-growth forest east of the Mississippi River. Things to do for adventurous visitors include whitewater rafting and river tubing, while those interested in more urbane entertainment can explore the area's many small towns on the 750 km (470 mi) scenic road meandering over the mountains.