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Discover Gratitude at Altitude in Hendersonville

Welcome to Hendersonville, where charming small-town vibes meet exciting city amenities. We sat down with Camden and Kiersten Diggs, social media influencers from Charlotte, to uncover the best of Hendersonville—a hidden gem less than a 2-hour drive from the Queen City. Join us as we explore their unforgettable experiences and recommendations for your next weekend getaway.

Why Hendersonville Stands Out

Camden and Kiersten love Hendersonville for its perfect blend of small-town charm and urban attractions. It’s a refreshing change of pace from bustling city life. The town’s proximity to the Blue Ridge Parkway means stunning natural beauty is just minutes away, alongside fantastic dining options and unique activities.
“Hendersonville has a small-town charm (with such kind locals) while having the amenities of a city. This allows for a great change of pace when visiting from a bustling city.” 

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Unique Adventures: Llama Hiking

One standout adventure in Hendersonville? Llama hiking at Ellaberry Llama Farm! Camden and Kiersten raved about this personal ecotourism experience. Picture yourself choosing your llama hiking partner and strolling through an apple orchard. Making a connection with these gentle animals is truly unforgettable.
Hendersonville offers other great options for those who want to get outside and enjoy the view.

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The Cheers! Trail Experience

Exploring Hendersonville’s craft beverage scene on the Cheers! Trail was a highlight. Camden and Kiersten rode with Van in Black, ensuring a safe and enjoyable journey through local wineries, breweries, and more.

 

Vineyard and Cidery Tours

Immerse yourself in Hendersonville’s burgeoning beverage scene with vineyard and cidery tours. Sip on award-winning wines amidst rolling vineyards, all while learning about the winemaking process from passionate vintners. Hendersonville’s fertile soil isn’t just good for grapes, though. Be sure to taste some of the crisp, locally crafted ciders at picturesque orchards, where tastings are often paired with stunning mountain views—a true treat for the senses.

Breathtaking Views from Jump Off Rock’s Scenic Overlook

Drive to the summit of Jump Off Rock for breathtaking views that stretch as far as the eye can see. Perched high above Hendersonville, this vantage point offers a mesmerizing panorama of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Pisgah National Forest. Capture stunning sunset hues painting the sky or simply soak in the tranquility of nature’s grandeur from this iconic spot. Camden and Kiersten shared a magical evening enjoying takeout while taking in the breathtaking mountain vistas.

 

 

 

 

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Exploring Downtown’s Culinary Scene

There are a variety of diverse attractions and flavors waiting to be discovered in Hendersonville. Whether you’re a foodie, art enthusiast, or arcade aficionado, there’s something to delight every traveler in this charming North Carolina town.

Brunch at Arabella

Arabella is a must-visit for brunch enthusiasts in Hendersonville. Camden and Kiersten recommend it for its unbeatable homemade biscuits. Picture fluffy, buttery biscuits served with a variety of delicious toppings like local honey or savory gravy. The cozy atmosphere and friendly service make Arabella the perfect spot to start your day of exploration in Hendersonville.

Handmade Ice cream at Celtic Creamery

Cool off with a sweet treat from Celtic Creamery, where they churn fresh handmade ice cream daily. Camden and Kiersten loved the creamy textures and unique flavors offered here, which include innovative combinations that reflect the local flair of Hendersonville. Whether you’re a fan of traditional vanilla or adventurous enough to sample bourbon-infused scoops, Celtic Creamery promises a delightful experience for your taste buds.

A Memorable Dinner at Postero

For a special evening out, head to Postero, a local favorite restaurant. Camden and Kiersten recommend this spot for its inviting ambiance and exceptional cuisine. From perfectly cooked steaks to creative vegetarian dishes, Postero’s menu showcases the uniqueness of Hendersonville’s culinary scene. Pair your meal with a local wine or craft cocktail for a truly memorable dining experience.

Discover Local Treasures: McFarlan Bakery and Dandelion Café

Explore the flavors of Hendersonville by visiting McFarlan Bakery and Dandelion Café. McFarlan Bakery, in operation since 1930, offers a nostalgic experience with its freshly baked pastries, bread, and cakes. Indulge in classic treats like cinnamon rolls or pick up a loaf of artisanal bread to enjoy later. At Dandelion Café Bakery, not only will you find delicious food, but you’ll also support a restaurant
dedicated to making a positive impact. The café serves up tasty dishes while providing support and education for survivors of violence—a true gem in Hendersonville’s culinary landscape.

 

 

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Interactive Fun at the Appalachian Pinball Museum

Step back in time and enjoy a playful visit to the Appalachian Pinball Museum. Camden and Kiersten loved this interactive museum, which features a fascinating collection of vintage pinball machines and arcade games. Learn about the history of these classic games and then try your hand at playing them—all for a single admission fee that allows unlimited play all day!

Carolina Mountain Artists Guild for Unique Local Artwork

Check out Hendersonville’s vibrant arts scene at the Carolina Mountain Artists Guild. This creative cooperative showcases a diverse range of local artworks, from paintings and photography to jewelry and woodworking. Discover unique pieces that capture the essence of the Blue Ridge Mountains and take home a one-of-a-kind souvenir to commemorate your trip.

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Why Hendersonville?

Insider Tips for Hendersonville
To make the most of your trip, Camden and Kiersten recommend:
• Hiring a local driver for the Cheers! Trail
• Embracing Hendersonville’s local charm by exploring without a strict itinerary

“Our biggest recommendation is to hire a local driver to explore The Cheers! Trail with at the start of your trip,” they said. “Planning a tour at the start of a trip is something we always like to do because the locals recommend the best attractions and restaurants for the remainder of your stay.”

With insider tips from Camden and Kiersten, your Hendersonville getaway promises to be unforgettable. From llama hikes to scenic vistas and craft beverages to culinary delights, this charming destination has something for every traveler.

Ready to experience Hendersonville like a local? Plan your weekend adventure now and discover why this vibrant town is wowing its visitors with plenty of unforgettable mountain moments.

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