Blowing Rock Vacations
From Blowing Rock, the city of Charlotte is approximately 80 miles (129 kilometers) to the southeast.
Blowing Rock isn't the only spot in this popular region worth experiencing; visitors with plenty of time can also hit the road and discover the unique qualities of the nearby scenery, communities and cultural attractions. Enjoy the Appalachian State University and Daniel Boone Native Gardens in Boone, 6 miles (10 kilometers) distance from Blowing Rock. In addition, you could stop by the Lees-McRae College and Banner House Museum in Banner Elk. It is 11 miles (18 kilometers) from Blowing Rock.
While you are here in Blowing Rock, visit Hickory. Approximately 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the southeast, this regional city is where you can find Catawba Science Center, L. P. Frans Stadium and Hickory Museum of Arts. Hickory Metro Convention Center and Valley Hills Mall are just a few of the many other visitor attractions in Hickory.
If you believe a great holiday is pushing yourself to the limit in the great outdoors, then sign up for one of the hiking and zip-lining adventures the area around Blowing Rock has to offer. Why not have a go at some winter activities while you are here? Snowboarding is an idea. Another one is skiing.
Even the best vacation can't last forever, so when it's time return home, you'll find the nearest major airport in Tri-Cities, 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the northwest.