THINGS TO DO IN BRYSON CITY FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON (INCLUDES THE POLAR EXPRESS & SMOKIES)
We found ourselves in this small mountain town in the North Carolina mountains to experience the magical Polar Express train ride, which is based on the popular book and movie of the same name.
Where is Bryson City?
Bryson City is an easy road trip destination in Western North Carolina as it’s just over an hour to Asheville; three hours from Charlotte, Atlanta, and Chattanooga; and five hours from Raleigh.
Two Day/ Three Night Itinerary Guide
We’ve organized these Bryson City things to do tips into a three night, two-day itinerary. Adapt it to fit your circumstances considering your accommodation location, travel style, and budgetary needs.
Where to Stay in Bryson City?
We stayed in a cozy mountain cabin with spectacular views about 30-minutes south of Bryson City. We loved the open plan and loft bedroom for the girls. It was well stocked with videos, games, and kitchen appliances and cookware. Plus, there was a fireplace, huge deck and fire pit area.
Bryson City: Arrival into a Magical Christmas Town
Driving into Bryson City during the holiday season at night was a magical surprise. The town is all lit up in the Christmas Spirit. They decorate all the buildings with light displays to create a magical Christmas Mountain town to match the Polar Express experience.
DAY 1: DEEP CREEK, BRYSON CITY, & POLAR EXPRESS
Catch a glimpse of the sunrise waking up the mountain from your cabin deck before driving into Bryson City. Today is a nice mix of nature, town explorations, and fun attractions.
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