5 Reasons You'll Love Sylva, North Carolina
Break for Sylva
Movie buffs might recognize tiny Sylva—population 2,500—as one of the settings for Oscar-winning Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. But Sylva’s Main Street has a lot more to offer than movie magic. It’s home to local shops, restaurants, and breweries, not to mention the Jackson County Courthouse, which sits high on a hill, 107 steps above Main, offering incredible views and photo ops. Neighboring towns give you still more to see and do, from hiking Whiteside Mountain and exploring Silver Run Falls near Cashiers to exploring local crafts and eateries in Dillsboro. Bonus: Sylva’s less than an hour from happening Asheville. Check out a few picks from this western North Carolina jewel and see why you should make it part of your next road trip.
Park the Car
Downtown Sylva is perfect for meandering on foot. The town has been recognized for its efforts to be green and eco-friendly.
Welcome to Brewsville
Innovation Brewing, where the menu includes both “Main Stay Brews” and “Seasonals and Such,” is one of several breweries in town. Innovation also serves a house-made ginger ale.
From the Guadalupe Cafe which describes its food as a tropical, Caribbean, Southern fusion, to a 1926 Coffee Shop serving homemade pie and a bookstore-café combo called City Lights, you’ll have plenty of choices for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Take in the View
The challenging West Fork Trail of Pinnacle Park leads to a breathtaking summit with unforgettable views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.