When To Go
At an elevation of 4,118 sea level, Highlands has one of the highest altitudes and coolest temperatures of all towns in the southern US during the summer. As such, visits at any time of year are enjoyable.
Highlands is about an hour and 45 minutes from Ashville, NC and Greenville, SC airports.
Atlanta GA: 2 1/2 hours
Knoxville TN: 2 1/2 hours
Charlotte NC: 3 hours
Things To Do
Locally, there is a vibrant local art scene, a host of spectacular waterfalls within a short distance from the resort and summer stock theater at the Highlands Playhouse, the Highlands Cashiers Chamber Music concerts, the American Museum of Cut and Engraved Glass, improvisation at the Instant Theater and varied other productions. You can fly fish for Brown, Rainbow and Wild Brook Trout with local guides on many rivers in the area. You can horseback ride, zip line and go white water rafting.