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Wilkesboro is the county seat for Wilkes County, located between Winston-Salem and Boone along U.S. Highway 421 on the banks of the Yadkin River near the W. Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir. Along with its' sister city, North Wilkesboro, these two lovely communities offer a wide variety of activities - everything from international music festivals to historic walking tours. For over two centuries, Wilkesboro has been the center of civic life for people living between the Brushy and Blue Ridge Mountains. The town has held on to its' 18th and 19th century roots, while enjoying the added benefits of 21st century life, such a regional shopping center, community college, and a new civic center. The Yadkin River offers swimming, boating, water skiing, kayaking and just relaxing by the water's edge, while the Blue Ridge Parkway encourages sightseeing, antiquing and exploring the area's arts and crafts and specialty shops. Other area attractions include the Moravian Falls, Stone Mountain State Park, Rendezvous Mountain Educational State Forest and the Eddy Merle Watson Garden of the Senses. For history buffs, a walk through historic Wilkesboro is a must, where 13 buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Each year, Wilkesboro hosts four special events - MerleFest, held in the spring, is a musical extravaganza that features bluegrass, country, Celtic and Cajun live music and workshops. The other major events are the Art & Heritage Festival in the summer, and the Apple Festival and Wilkes Agricultural Fair in the fall.

Surrounding areas: Pilot Mountain, North Carolina (6.0 mi), Laurel Springs, North Carolina (19.2 mi), Roaring Gap, North Carolina (20.2 mi), Deep Gap, North Carolina (20.8 mi), Fleetwood, North Carolina (22.6 mi), Sparta, North Carolina (24.9 mi), West Jefferson, North Carolina (25.7 mi)

Wilkesboro Vacation Rentals

Wilkesboro Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Addison InnUS Hwy 421 NorthWilkesboro, NC (336) 838-1000
Hampton Inn Wilkesboro1300 Collegiate DrWilkesboro, NC (336) 838-5000
Holiday Inn Express1700 Winkler StWilkesboro, NC (336) 838-1800
Lowe's MotelHwy 421aWilkesboro, NC (336) 838-4186
Quality InnUS 421 & 268 BypWilkesboro, NC (910) 667-2176
Comfort Inn1633 Winston RdJonesville, NC18.8 mi.(336) 835-9400
Days Inn1540 NC 67 HwyJonesville, NC18.8 mi.(336) 526-6777
Hampton Inn Jonesville/Elkin NC1632 NC Hwy 67Jonesville, NC18.8 mi.(336) 835-1994
Holiday Inn Express1713 NC 67 HwyJonesville, NC18.8 mi.(336) 835-6000
Holiday InnIntersection I77 & Hwy 67Jonesville, NC18.8 mi.(919) 835-6000
Super 8 Motel5601 US Hwy 21Jonesville, NC18.8 mi.(800) 800-8000
Cliff Dwellers Inn116 Lakeview TerBlowing Rock, NC21.9 mi.(828) 295-3121
Best Western Eldreth Inn829 E Main StJefferson, NC25.0 mi.(336) 246-8845
Alleghany Inn531 N Main StSparta, NC25.1 mi.(336) 372-2501
Comfort Inn970 Blowing Rock BlvdLenoir, NC25.4 mi.(828) 754-2090
The Jameson Inn350 Wilkesboro BlvdLenoir, NC25.6 mi.(828) 758-1200
Jefferson LandingJefferson, NC25.8 mi.(336) 982-4449
Days Inn206 Blowing Rock BlvdLenoir, NC25.8 mi.(828) 754-0731
Ramada LTD142 Wilkesboro Blvd SeLenoir, NC25.9 mi.(828) 758-4403
R & R HideawayHwy 18 Wilksboro BlvdLenoir, NC26.5 mi.(828) 754-5600
Holiday Inn Express1943 Blowing Rock RdBoone, NC27.7 mi.(828) 264-2451
Holiday Inn Of Boone710 Blowing Rock RdBoone, NC27.9 mi.(828) 264-2451
Days Inn Yadkinville220 Sharon DrYadkinville, NC28.0 mi.(336) 679-5000
Days Inn Of Statesville703 Gaither RdStatesville, NC28.1 mi.(704) 872-9891
Sleep Inn125 Turnersburg HwyStatesville, NC28.2 mi.(704) 878-2400
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites740 Sullivan RdStatesville, NC28.4 mi.(704) 872-4101
Quality Inn715 Sullivan RdStatesville, NC28.4 mi.(704) 878-2721
Travelodge725 Sullivan RdStatesville, NC28.4 mi.(704) 873-5236
Quality Inn Appalachian Conference CTR949 Blowing Rock RdBoone, NC28.7 mi.(828) 262-0020
Cline's In-town Motel1323 W Front StStatesville, NC28.7 mi.(704) 872-2748
Alpen Acres156 Old US Hwy 321 SBlowing Rock, NC28.9 mi.(828) 295-7981
Chetola Resort & Conference CenterBlowing Rock, NC28.9 mi.(800) 243-8652
Chetola Resort & ConferenceBlowing Rock, NC28.9 mi.(828) 295-5500
Days Inn Blowing RockHwy 321 BypBlowing Rock, NC28.9 mi.(828) 295-4422
Ridgeway Motor InnHwy 221Blowing Rock, NC28.9 mi.(828) 295-7321
Best Western Blue Ridge Plaza840 E King StBoone, NC29.0 mi.(828) 266-1100
Country Inn And Suites Boone818 E King StBoone, NC29.0 mi.(828) 264-4100
Comfort Suites1184 Hwy 105Boone, NC29.1 mi.(828) 268-0099
Hampton Inn Boone1075 Hwy 105Boone, NC29.1 mi.(828) 264-0077
High Country Inn1785 Hwy 105Boone, NC29.1 mi.(828) 264-1000

Wilkesboro Weather & Climate

The foothills region of the Blue Ridge Mountains has a four-season, mild climate. Temperatures are warmer in winter than the High Country, and cooler in summer than the low lying areas. Spring has mild days and cool nights with some rainy days. Summer is warm and humid with scattered afternoon thunderstorms, but temperatures rarely rise above 90 degrees. Conditions cool down by October, but days are still warm and nights are cool, and it's the driest period. It's perfect weather for viewing the spectacular fall foliage. In winter, the high mountains protect the area and there is seldom a major snowfall. Highs even in the middle of winter range in the 40s and 50s. Nighttime lows are normally at or below freezing. In the lowlands, snows of about 1" occur about 1-5 times a year. Snow falls more frequently at higher elevations, and most snow falls in January and February.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 47°F 23°F 4.23 in. -
February 51°F 25°F 3.83 in. -
March 60°F 32°F 4.96 in. -
April 70°F 39°F 4.34 in. -
May 78°F 49°F 4.59 in. -
June 85°F 58°F 4.70 in. -
July 88°F 63°F 4.42 in. -
August 87°F 61°F 4.04 in. -
September 80°F 54°F 4.46 in. -
October 71°F 40°F 3.84 in. -
November 60°F 32°F 3.63 in. -
December 50°F 25°F 3.52 in. -

Wilkesboro Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Smith Reynolds airport (INT) located about 52 miles east of Wilkesboro in Winston - Salem, North Carolina, the Charlotte Douglas International airport (CLT) located approximately 65 miles south of Wilkesboro in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Shelby Municipal airport (EHO) located roughly 66 miles southwest of Wilkesboro in Shelby, North Carolina, and finally the Piedmont Triad International airport (GSO) located around 68 miles east of Wilkesboro in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Wilkesboro Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
JeepersConcordNC60.5 mi.
Paramount's CarowindsCharlotteNC66.0 mi.
Wet 'n Wild Emerald PointeGreensboroNC76.6 mi.
Water Parks
Paramount's Carowinds-Water WorksPinevilleNC75.0 mi.
Emerald Pointe Water ParkGreensboroNC76.6 mi.
Golf Courses
Rock Creek Country ClubNorth WilkesboroNC1.2 mi.
Greenstreet Mountain Golf ClubTraphillNC15.3 mi.
Brushy Mountain Country ClubTaylorsvilleNC15.6 mi.
Cedar Lake Golf CourseJonesvilleNC18.8 mi.
Countryside Golf ClubElkinNC19.0 mi.
Mountain Aire Golf ClubWest JeffersonNC26.1 mi.
Country Acres Golf ClubLenoirNC26.3 mi.
Lenoir Golf CourseLenoirNC26.3 mi.
Silo Run Golf CourseBoonvilleNC26.4 mi.
New River Country ClubTwin OaksNC26.9 mi.
Yadkin Country ClubYadkinvilleNC28.5 mi.
Boone Golf ClubBooneNC28.7 mi.
Willow Creek Golf CourseBooneNC28.7 mi.
Granada Farms Country ClubGranite FallsNC28.8 mi.
Marion Lake Golf ClubNeboNC28.8 mi.
Orchard Hills Golf CourseGranite FallsNC28.8 mi.
Beaver Creek Golf CourseDobsonNC29.8 mi.
Fox Den Country ClubStatesvilleNC29.8 mi.
Lakewood Golf ClubStatesvilleNC29.8 mi.
North Carolina National Golf ClubStatesvilleNC29.8 mi.
Twin Oaks Golf ClubStatesvilleNC29.8 mi.
Ski Areas
Hawksnest Golf & Ski ResortSeven DevilsNC37.7 mi.
Ski BeechBanner ElkNC39.7 mi.
Sugar Mountain Ski AreaBanner ElkNC39.7 mi.
Ski Wolf LaurelMars HillNC80.7 mi.
WinterplaceFlat TopWV99.8 mi.
CataloocheeMaggie ValleyNC116.9 mi.
State Parks
Rendezvous Mountain State ParkNC8.8 mi. 
Stone Mountain State ParkNC17.8 mi. 
Mount Jefferson State ParkNC24.2 mi. 
Duke Powder State ParkNC35.8 mi. 
Pilot Mountain State ParkNC37.5 mi. 
Grayson Highlands State ParkVA37.5 mi. 
Hickory Museum of ArtHickoryNC30.3 mi.(Art)
DoorsAdvanceNC44.3 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Historic Latta PlantationHuntersvilleNC53.8 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
North Carolina Zoological ParkAsheboroNC81.2 mi.
Western North Carolina Nature CenterAshevilleNC86.6 mi.
Mill Mountain ZooRoanokeVA103.0 mi.
Greenville ZooGreenvilleSC113.1 mi.

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