Elkin is situated about 280 miles (451 kilometers) southwest of Washington, the national capital, and approximately 70 miles (113 kilometers) north of Charlotte.
To find out why so many travelers keep choosing Western Piedmont as a holiday spot, make sure you and your travel buddies see a bit more of the wider area. Two places within a relatively short distance of Elkin are Wilkesboro, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the east, and Glade Valley, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the southeast.
Organize some transportation and spend half a day in Winston-Salem, a transport and retail hub for the area, located approximately 35 miles (56 kilometers) away from Elkin. This bigger city has a wide range of tourist attractions, such as Benton Convention Center, Old Salem and SciWorks. Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Tanglewood Park and Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum are among the many other attractions that should be included on everyone's itinerary.
To truly understand a place, it helps to understand the past. Western Piedmont's fine old historic mansions provide a wonderful starting point.
If you're are lucky to have good weather while you are here, get out and enjoy the water activities. Water skiing and swimming are two local options.
When the time comes to say farewell to Elkin, head to the nearest major airport situated in Greensboro, 50 miles (80 kilometers) away.