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What could strolling, shopping, a wine bar and a brewery have in common? The answer is a visit to a lovely little town called Sylva, North Carolina. On our most recent visit to our cabin in Maggie Valley, we ventured out to the Town of Sylva. We were pleasantly surprised by all that this town has to offer.

A Little History

The Town of Sylva is in Jackson County located in Western North Carolina. It is surrounded by the Plott Balsam Mountains which provide beautiful views, plenty of hiking trails and waterfalls to explore. There are also two colleges, Southwestern Community College and Western Carolina University nearby.

Historic Main Street

Like so many small towns in the area, the Town of Sylva has a beautiful historic district. Main Street Sylva is filled with shops, dining and professional services.

Main Street is very walkable and you can literally spend the whole day enjoying the town and the views. There is something for everyone!

Our Adventure

The Wine Bar

We arrived in Sylva around 12:00p.m. and located a great parking spot. Parking is the only issue when the town is busy. Our first stop was at The Wine Bar and Cellar.

The weather was gorgeous and the Wine Bar had the front window completely open. This was the best seat in the house! Robby ordered a glass of French red wine and I ordered a glass of French white wine. These wines did not disappoint.

We also ordered a beautiful charcuterie board and enjoyed every tasty bite! Friends joined us for another glass of wine making this my favorite stop of the day!

By the way, the service and knowledge of the Wine Bar staff is excellent! I highly recommend this establishment if you are in Sylva!

Town of Sylva Wine Bar
Pic of glass of white wine
Strolling and Shopping

Being full of wine and cheese, Robby and I needed to walk off a few calories. We did this by strolling down Main Street and stopping in many of the shops.

Of course I found a few items that needed to come home with me! I purchased a set of black buffalo check napkins for our cabin and two Easter gifts for my granddaughters.

We stumbled upon a very interesting shop with natural soaps and seasonings. I purchased some very unique Kosher salt and I can’t wait to try it out.

A Brewery

All of the strolling and shopping left Robby hungry again, so we made our last stop at Innovation Brewing. The sun was shining brightly and we sat outside by the creek. Nothing better than food and a beverage by the water!

Robby had a burger and Stout beer. I had French fries and a Chardonnay. The creek, the scenery and no agenda left us feeling refreshed and reconnected.

There are three other breweries within walking distance but we called it a day after our stop at Innovation. Everything in moderation and there are no Uber’s in Sylva!! LOLOL

Innovation Brewery in Sylva
Pic of burger and fries

Final Thoughts

Time spent in the mountains always restores my soul. It is even better when we discover new favorite things. The Town of Sylva is now one of those favorite things. Strolling, shopping, wine and a brew, it just doesn’t get any better!

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