What are some of the most interesting, serene, fun or beautiful places to go in the NC mountains?
My GF and I are trying to plan a weekend getaway. We love nature, hiking, art and "weird" eclectic stuff. Not interested in anything too commercialized.
The Blue Ridge Parkway is the best place for scenery. Asheville is one place to stay, but I have not done the whole Parkway since 1959 and do not remember where else we stayed. Also part of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park is in NC (the Blue Ridge Parkway ends there) Waynesboro and Cherokee are near there.