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Best things to do in Blue Ridge Mountains

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Café
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“Our local coffee shop. Stay a while and work and enjoy your morning coffee.”
12 locals recommend
Hotel
“ It's a upscale hotel with an art gallery inside of it. It's modern design lends itself to the museum very well, plus it has all of the other amenities of a hotel.”
13 locals recommend
History Museum
“Andy Griffith's hometown of Mount Airy, North Carolina is home to the new Andy Griffith Museum. Come see the largest collection of Andy Griffith memorabilia collected by his friend Emmett Forrest. The collection features hundreds of items from the life and career of Andy Griffith in movies, television & music as well as a variety of memorabilia. There are even actual props from The Andy Griffith Show & Matlock given by Andy Griffith himself. Mt. Airy IS "Mayberry"!”
4 locals recommend
Bar
“Local spot for the best beers on tap! Great selections and Food trucks daily. Patio seating. ”
27 locals recommend
Bar
“This is a top choice in our family for a romantic dinner downtown. Everything on the menu is delicious! Save room for dessert from their World Famous Dessert Cart!!”
11 locals recommend
Bar
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“Lexington’s first gastropub, the Village Idiot’s simple, yet inventive menu and an outstanding craft beer selection make for a guaranteed good time, every time. Classic dark wood finishes and a laid-back atmosphere give this spot a real pub feel, while serving unique sharables like “The Pot” of mussels or the "pulled pork mac & cheese".”
12 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Great hiking and kayaking area, also perfect for boating. Very scenic waterfalls along the lake! A little over an hour drive!”
10 locals recommend
Forest
“Mtn biking. Hiking. Walking dogs! Access it from the end of Hanna St. or Thomas Ln.”
9 locals recommend
Art Museum
“IMax theater, live music, live theater. Check the calendar to see what's going on when you're in town ”
8 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Big Ed's is one of the last original breakfast diners that actually feels like an old-school diner. It's part of City Market, one of the oldest areas in Downtown Raleigh. You'll enjoy cobble stone roads & walkways and fun historical pieces throughout the restaurant.”
21 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great local sports bar. KY fare at its best. Favorites are the trout, buffalo wings, tomato soup and beet salad.”
15 locals recommend
Food
“Fabulous bar and super close to here... about a 15 minute walk. Great casual, local vibe and awesome beer.”
18 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Fun Ice Cream Shop and Restaurant with plenty of extra shops. Quiet and peaceful near Table Rock.”
8 locals recommend
Supermarket
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“Closest Grocery store. Stop by on your way up the mountain to pick up your bee... I mean Coca-cola before you settle in. ”
14 locals recommend
Cinema
“The other theater nearby. New owners redid the place and it is much nicer than it used to be.”
6 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“amazing breakfast. dont be scared if you see a line out the door. you have to order at the counter before being seated”
36 locals recommend