A quick drive to North Carolina’s Cherokee or Kings Mountain lands you in gambling country, both run by the local indigenous tribe. Whether you’re new to poker and slot machines or you’re a regular in Vegas, these local destinations will give you a run for your money. Photo: Courtesy of Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort
Imagine winter nights spent in front of a roaring fire after a full day of exploring a small town. Banner Elk, Greenwood, and Sevierville, all within a few hours from Upstate South Carolina, give visitors a treat during the cold months.