Expedia Names Bryson City a Favorite Town To Visit.

Bryson City is one of Expedia's '25 favorite medium and small towns to visit in the US'. The online travel giant surveyed 1000 Americans to compile their list of favorite destinations.


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Discover what’s great about Bryson City, a peaceful mountain town bordering the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with unique shops, galleries, lodging and restaurants.

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Surrounding our small town, there’s a rich vacation paradise — rafting and kayaking on the Nantahala River, boating and fishing on Fontana Lake, scenic railroad excursions, world class trout streams and mountain biking on the famous Tsali trails. We have creeks for tubing, trails for hiking and horseback riding, and beautiful waterfalls. We’re home to the Cherokee Indian Reservation and the North Carolina half of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

And we’re close by — just an hour west of Asheville; two hours from Greenville/Spartanburg, Knoxville, and Chattanooga; and three hours from Charlotte and Atlanta.

Plan now for a wonderful summer vacation in the mountains! We got some great trip ideas to get you started.

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A Dozen Ways To Beat The Summer Heat With Our Cool, Mountain Waters

Nowhere else in the Smokies can you find as many ways to enjoy water as the Bryson City area offers.

From mountain cascades and waterfalls to scenic rivers to the mighty Lake Fontana, you can fish, swim, ski, go boating, tubing, rafting and kayaking. Or if you're more laid back, take an easy walk to three sparkling waterfalls just outside of town.

We've got four exciting rivers, a deep mountain lake, and more crystal clear creeks than you can count.

Want some ideas? Click here for a sampling of cool summer fun on the water.

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