Brevard, NC- Weekend Getaway Guide

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Brevard, NC- Weekend Getaway Guide


Brevard, NC is a charming mountain town filled with shops (including a great toy store), restaurants, antiques, and art galleries. It’s also home to Dupont State Forest, which offers plenty of hiking and mountain biking trails to explore. The Hunger Games movie was filmed at Dupont where you can visit Triple Falls, the most recognizable mountain scenery in the movie.

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Too busy to read through a million blogs and guidebooks to plan your weekend getaway? Simplify your life with this 3-day itinerary. Everything you need to know: where to sleep, eat, and play! All organized into day-by-day plans.

Where To Stay

  • The lodging choices for each destination have been carefully selected for their ideal location, price point, safety, and proximity to the day’s activities. We tell you the best area to stay so you can minimize driving or walking distances and maximize your moments having fun. Knowing what part of town to stay in is a huge part of making a trip a success, and that’s hard to do when you are not familiar with a destination. We save you time and energy by doing all the research for you.

  • Where to stay including specific cabins and condos for rent through VRBO

  • If you’d rather pitch a tent, we have a couple of campground recommendations as well

Where To Eat

  • Local dining establishments are highlighted. The kind where children are welcome but isn't necessarily a restaurant geared primarily towards kids. You won't find many restaurant chains in our itineraries, just good local food mirroring the destination's culture. This could mean a food truck, a pizza place, or a nice sit-down restaurant, but always delicious. If there are any local brews, specialty foods, wines, or coffee houses around, we'll mention those too.

  • Enjoy a burger and shake at an old-fashioned lunch counter

  • Check out Brevard’s local craft beers

Where To Play

  • See where part of the Hunger Games movie was filmed at Dupont State Forest—we tell you the easiest and most scenic hiking trails in the park

  • Walk behind a waterfall

  • Cool off in a swimming hole

  • Try your luck at gem mining

  • Drive to the best viewing point to see a mountain sunrise

  • Go mountain biking

  • Rainy day activities and more!

  • The organization of each day has been thoughtfully planned in order to group activities together by proximity, ideal time of day to visit, and the best nearby dining choices. It’s all been laid out for you, along with directions, maps, travel tips, links to more info, and more. We cover the most worthwhile activities to do in a destination (based on our own family’s reviews) without forgetting that vacations are meant to be fun and relaxing, not a list to be checked off while hauling around whining children.

  • You’ll find plenty of outdoor activities for the family as well as cultural and historical sites unique to the destination. Many itineraries include easy hikes, bike rides, and float trips that have been selected for their kid-friendly length and ease of difficulty as well as their scenic beauty. (Always worth it!) We are all about getting families outdoors so we include as much fresh air as we can in our itineraries, whether it is a day-long trek in a national park or just the location of a fantastic playground perfect for a break from sight-seeing.

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