Brevard, North Carolina is a charming mountain town with a great art scene and some world-class hiking. Even if you’re only stopping by for a weekend, there are plenty of activities for the entire family to enjoy!
To help plan your trip, we created a guide to all the must-see attractions while spending a weekend in Brevard, NC.
Where to Stay?
After a long day of driving, pick one of the sites at the Land of Waterfalls RV Park to call home for the next couple of days. You can’t find a better base for all the adventures you’re about to have over the next 48 hours!
After arriving, you’ll probably be pretty hungry. You can cook something up in the RV, or try checking out Farm Taqueria for some great tacos the whole family will love.
It’s tempting to stay up chatting around the campfire on the first night, but you’ll want to head to bed early. There’s a long day of adventuring ahead of you!
It’s a small mountain town, but that doesn’t mean there’s a lack of things to do in Brevard, NC. In fact, there’s a lot of ground to cover! You’ll want to wake up early on your first day to get a head start.
Fuel up for a day of exploring with some coffee and breakfast at Quotations Café in downtown Brevard. They have something for everyone, but definitely try their biscuits and gravy or the lox bagel to start your day with some energy.
After a solid breakfast, it’s time to hit the road. And the trails!
The first place you’ll want to stop is Looking Glass Falls, a 60-foot waterfall nestled right beside highway 276 in Pisgah Forest. Just 15 minutes from the RV Park, it’s considered one of the most beautiful and easily-accessed falls in the area. It’s also one of the most popular, which is why you want to head there early and beat the crowd.
Take a while to swim at the base of Looking Glass Falls and take some photos of the picture-perfect mist against the forest backdrop. Then, head back onto 276 and take a right at the fork to make it up to the Blue Ridge Parkway.
There are a ton of great hikes in Pisgah Forest, so it’s tough to choose which ones to check out when you only have a weekend in Brevard, NC.
But if you have to choose one, the best nearby hike is Mount Pisgah at milepost 408. It’s a classic Blue Ridge Parkway hike that visitors always love.
After parking, you’ll see a cell tower in the distance—that’s where you’re headed for 360-degree views of the surrounding area. The hike is one ¾ of a mile one-way, but it gets a bit difficult in some places. So be sure to slow down and enjoy the views and beautiful Catawba rhododendrons that line the trail.
After a morning of hiking and sightseeing, get lunch at the Pisgah Inn Restaurant just across the street from the milepost parking lot. Enjoy a piece of their delicious French Silk pie while you’re taking in the great views!
After lunch, take a drive along the parkway in either direction for some breathtaking lookouts and mountain tunnels.
For dinner, you can cook something over the campfire while relaxing at the RV Park. Or, head over to one of the best restaurants in Brevard, NC—the Square Root. Their family-style dinners are perfect for larger groups, and the Cajun shrimp and grit cake is to die for.
After some excellent food and sightseeing, it’s time to make your way back to the best Brevard, NC RV Park and call it a night.
Come Sunday morning, you’ll probably be a little sore from all the hiking. Luckily, Sunday is the perfect day to take it easy and enjoy one of the many Brevard, NC breweries. Asheville isn’t the only Western North Carolina town with great beer, after all!
For breakfast, treat yourself to an almond croissant or maple walnut sticky bun at Bracken Mountain Bakery in downtown Brevard, just 15 minutes away from the RV park. You deserve it after yesterday’s workout!
After breakfast, take a while to walk around Brevard’s Main Street and check out the shops downtown. Kids will love OP Taylor’s, and it’s definitely worth it to make a trip out to Mud Dabbers Pottery so you can take home a unique, hand-crafted souvenir from Brevard.
After some shopping and walking, it’s time to check out the breweries.
Less than half an hour away from the Land of Waterfalls RV Park is Sierra Nevada Brewery’s Mills River location. It’s tempting to spend a whole day there, enjoying the tapas-style meals, free brewery tours, riverside walking paths, and fun outdoor games. It’s also very family-friendly, with plenty of outdoor seating and a sandbox for the kids to play in.
Before you move on, you definitely need to try the duck fat fries and Sierra Nevada’s flagship pale ale.
After lunch, drive out to DuPont State Forest for some quality hiking and swimming. You can even try your hand at fishing! It’s easy to spend a few hours there, and you’ll see why western North Carolina is called the “Land of Waterfalls!” DuPont Forest has a great trail system, easily allowing you to see multiple waterfalls in one hike.
Finally, it’s time to head to one last Brevard brewery for dinner.
Oskar Blues is an essential stop for beer-lovers, and their food truck doesn’t disappoint either. Dale’s Pale Ale is one of their most popular beers, but try the Death by Coconut if you want something a little sweet and different!
End your trip with a sunset drive along the parkway before returning to the RV Park and calling it a night. And don’t forget to stop by Moore Cove Falls on your way out of town! It’s the only waterfall in the area that you can walk behind and will make some great photos.