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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Nature
“Linville Caverns and Falls are close by each other. After you have walked through the caverns and relaxed by the falls check out Linville Winery.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Winery
“Close to our property, a fun place with indoor and outdoor seating and great music on the weekends.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Rock Climbing Spot
“Great little hike with beautiful Views. You can make it more challenging if you want to get your heart pumping a bit and really get a good sweat in. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Park
“Lake James State Park is perfect for anyone looking to spend time swimming, boating, or fishing. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Park
“Located in the upper end of Cleveland County, this park offers camping, equestrian camping, picnic shelters, hiking trails, waterfalls, mountain biking and more. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great food and lovely atmosphere ... tell Amy ( the owner ) The Belle at Avery sent you ; ) ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Nature
“Breathtaking views of the Linville Gorge. The entrance is located in the Linville Falls area - about a 15-20 minute drive from the cabin to the entrance.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Original site - a warm and friendly pub. They also have a larger complex at Whippoorwill Farm in Nebo, NC”
  • 13 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“This historic, little country-style place is a great place to stop in for breakfast or lunch before or after visiting the Linville Falls, Linville Caverns, Winery, Table Rock, or Wiseman's View!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Trivia Tuesdays and good beer! Pick up, or call in food and hang out for the night!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Winery
“So much wonderfulness!!! From the nice selection of award winning wines, food cart, live music to the most magickal views in western NC!!!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Want to get out in nature & get a little exercise? Linville Falls is nearby & very accessible. Path to falls is clearly marked with moderate incline. ”
  • 79 locals recommend
Waterfall
“The Linville River flows from its headwaters in the steep slopes of Grandfather Mountain and cascades through two falls as it beings a nearly 2,000 foot descent through this spectacular gorge.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Nature
  • 4 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Great hiking and mountain biking trails. Beautiful creek for swimming and kayaking. Waterfall hike.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Tourist Information Center
“Distance from INDIGO: 37 miles Level: Easy to Moderate Length of Trail: 1.6 miles out and back Lots of tourist traffic but once you get up to Erwin's View the traffic thins out. Beautiful Views! ”
  • 9 locals recommend

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“Great food and lovely atmosphere ... tell Amy ( the owner ) The Belle at Avery sent you ; ) ”
  • 16 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“This historic, little country-style place is a great place to stop in for breakfast or lunch before or after visiting the Linville Falls, Linville Caverns, Winery, Table Rock, or Wiseman's View!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Yummiest pizza, local ingredients and local brews. Get there early or order take out. Mondays ask for your free garlic knots with pizza!”
  • 6 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
“Right on the Catawba riverfront and on the outdoor deck, watch kayakers ride by. It also connects to the greenway for walking and bikes”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best food on Lake Hickory. Dock the boat and have a great meal. Bar and pool tables also available. Sometimes you can watch the Hickory Crawdads fireworks from this spot. Check with the Crawdad's stadium for schedules. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
“Offers excellent hometown Barbeque, a southern specialty in country casual settings.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Tapas food ( small plate dining ) and every Wednesday night is half off bottle wines! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Our favorite pizza and you can bring your own bottle (ie: Wine)!!! Awesome service! We love to call ahead, pick up and then enjoy at one of the beautiful Lake James areas.”
  • 5 locals recommend

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