Western North Carolina offers a host of charming destinations, each embracing a love for art, music, food, and the outdoors. Brevard, situated in the “Land of Waterfalls,” stands out with its 250-plus waterfalls, vibrant cultural scene, and the famous white squirrels. Home to Brevard College and the Brevard Music Center, this small town is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and culture seekers alike.
Where to Stay
In Brevard, choose from glampsites, cabins, vintage motels, and home rentals. Consider Pilot Cove’s cabins for a modern yet natural retreat in the Pisgah National Forest, or experience glamping at DuPont Yurts.
Things to Do
Brevard Music Center
Enjoy a summer evening show at the open-air Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium.
French Broad River Adventures
Explore the third oldest river in the world through activities like tubing, canoeing, and snorkeling.
Hiking in Pisgah National Forest
Discover the breathtaking “Land of Waterfalls” with popular spots like Looking Glass Falls and Sliding Rock.
Explore the Transylvania Heritage Museum and The Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas on rainy days.
The Hub and Pisgah Tavern
A bike shop offering more—bike rentals, repairs, and a spot for cold beers on the patio.
The Underground Salvage Co
Browse antiques, reclaimed wood, and unique finds in this store, warehouse, and lumber yard.
Fourth Friday Gallery Walks
Monthly art strolls through Brevard’s galleries with food, wine, and live music.
Where to Eat:
Bracken Mountain Bakery
Start your day with a scone or croissant and coffee.
For special occasions, savor the best scallops and mixed drinks on King Street.
185 King Street
A casual option with a small bar menu and live music.
Try wings, burgers, and chef’s specials at the first Black-owned business on Main Street.
The Square Root
Enjoy North Carolina mountain trout and more in a restored building with vibrant decor.
Best Time to Visit:
Visit Brevard in the fall for picturesque seasonal beauty. Music enthusiasts should plan a summer trip for the Brevard Music Center Summer Festival.
Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) is the closest airport. Access Brevard through scenic routes from Atlanta, Greenville, Knoxville, Charleston, and Charlotte.
While a car is essential for exploring the surrounding area, downtown Brevard is easily walkable, with most attractions within a few blocks.