Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Blowing Rock Day Trip

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Happy Tuesday! I hope your week is off to a great start! Today, I'm going to be sharing about our day trip to Blowing Rock, North Carolina. This trip was totally spontaneous! I literally woke up on Saturday morning, rolled over, and told my husband that we were going to Blowing Rock for the day. Luckily I am married to someone who is always up for adventure so he immediately jumped out of bed and said, let's go! We got ready quickly and hit the road by 8 AM!

T H E  B L O W I N G  R O C K
We started our day off by stopping at a lookout on Blue Ridge Parkway. The views were incredible! But, the first thing we noticed when we stepped out of the car was how cold it was! We should have brought gloves and hats because it was so cold. Our first official stop was The Blowing Rock, which is North Carolina's oldest travel attraction. This was actually our second time visiting The Blowing Rock. We brought our girls here about three years ago when we came for my 30th birthday. It's a great tourist spot if you want to see some great views without doing a lot of hiking. You do have to pay a fee to visit but it was less than $20 for all of us. This is a short visit kind of stop. We were there for about 45 minutes, which was plenty of time for us (especially with kids).

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north carolina blogger, blowing rock, north carolina mountains, fall trip, nc day trip

north carolina blogger, blowing rock, north carolina mountains, fall trip, nc day trip

north carolina blogger, blowing rock, north carolina mountains, fall trip, nc day trip

north carolina blogger, blowing rock, north carolina mountains, fall trip, nc day trip

B L O W I N G  R O C K, N O R T H  C A R O L I N A
Our next stop was to the town of Blowing Rock. This is one of my very favorite towns in North Carolina to visit! There's so much charm and character. There's a park downtown that my kids love to play at, lots of unique shops, and great dining. We ate at Mellow Mushroom for lunch and Blowing Rock Brewing Company for dinner, both of which I would highly recommend. This was our first time going to Blowing Rock Brewing Company and it was amazing. It's actually a brewery, restaurant, and inn. The beer was great and the food was incredible! I also found the pricing to be very reasonable for the quality of food. For dessert, we grabbed ice cream cookie sandwiches from Blue Deer Cookies. They were so good! This past weekend was their last one open for this season but they will be reopening in the spring.

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north carolina blogger, blowing rock, north carolina mountains, fall trip, nc day trip


north carolina blogger, blowing rock, north carolina mountains, fall trip, nc day trip

north carolina blogger, blowing rock, north carolina mountains, fall trip, nc day trip

north carolina blogger, blowing rock, north carolina mountains, fall trip, nc day trip

north carolina blogger, blowing rock, north carolina mountains, fall trip, nc day trip

north carolina blogger, blowing rock, north carolina mountains, fall trip, nc day trip

north carolina blogger, blowing rock, north carolina mountains, fall trip, nc day trip

G R A N D F A T H E R  V I N E Y A R D  A N D  W I N E R Y
The Grandfather Vineyard and Winery is about a 20 minute drive outside of Blowing Rock and it's worth the mountainside drive to get there. This was also our second time there and I loved it so much last time, I had to come back! The wine and cider is delicious. This place is also super kid friendly, which is very important to us. There is tons of space for the kids to run and play! The views here are also breathtaking. You can take a walk through the vineyard to get a better view of the mountains. This is one of my favorite vineyards that I've ever been to! I would highly recommend!

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north carolina blogger, blowing rock, north carolina mountains, fall trip, nc day trip

north carolina blogger, blowing rock, north carolina mountains, fall trip, nc day trip

Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you have a wonderful day!

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