We’re taking a bit of a diversion from real estate today to talk about a few of my favorite fall weekend getaways here in the Triangle Area:

1. Asheville. This is a fantastic place to see the leaves change colors this fall. Many believe that the weekend of October 27 and 28 is going to be the best dates to do that. I highly recommend staying at Asheville Cottages, a family-owned operation that has a number of private cottages with wonderful amenities and great views of the foliage. There are plenty of galleries and boutiques to see up in Asheville, as well as delicious restaurants. My favorite one is Market Place, a wonderful farm-to-table restaurant, but you might want to make a reservation.

2. Beaufort, NC. For those of you who love boating, you know this is the boating capital of the Carolinas. This quaint little town is perfect to walk around in and the Beaufort Inn has some really nice waterfront rooms. The Cedars Inn is a historic bed-and-breakfast that’s also a great place to stay. There’s plenty of seafood dining options, including La Perla, a delicious Spanish restaurant right at The Cedars Inn. There is also Front Street Grill right on the water.

3. Kinston. If you’re a foodie, you’re probably aware of the fantastic restaurant Chef & the Farmer. You may recognize Vivian Howard from her cooking show on PBS or from her very successful farm-to-table restaurant right here in Kinston. On October 21, the Howards are hosting a celebration and a viewing of the last episode of their successful show. If you need a place to stay in Kinston, try The Mother Earth Motor Lodge for an affordable option.

“Kinston is home to a world-class restaurant: Chef & the Farmer.”

There you have it—our three best recommendations for fall getaways in North Carolina. If you know of a place that you enjoy going to here in North Carolina, don’t hesitate to reach out and give me a call or send me an email with your recommendations. I hope to hear from you soon.