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Sylva overview

Sylva is a friendly place, distinct for its rivers and known for its casinos and universities. You're sure to find the beer and cafe options to your liking. You might find the perfect souvenir at Mason Mountain Mine or Whistle Stop Mall. Make some memories at It's By Nature - A Gallery of Southern Crafts and Heinzelmannchen Brewery. Sylva is a family- and business-friendly destination with something for everyone.

Where to stay in Sylva

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Sylva has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Sylva with by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Sylva hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Sylva hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Sylva

Fly in to Asheville, NC (AVL-Asheville Regional), 38.9 mi (62.7 km) from central Sylva. Knoxville, TN (TYS-McGhee Tyson) is the next closest major airport, 52.3 mi (84.2 km) away.

What to see around Sylva

Sights that are especially popular with families include:
  • • Santa's Land Family Theme Park and Zoo
  • • Cherokee Bear Zoo
  • • Cherokee Fun Park
  • • Ghost Town in the Sky
  • • Fantasy Golf & Game Room
Its mountain views, rivers and hiking trails offer a glimpse of the natural beauty. Favourite spots include:
  • • Poteet Memorial Park
  • • Waterrock Knob
  • • Judaculla Rock
  • • Soco Falls
  • • Oconaluftee Islands Park
Below are some favourite shopping areas for finding that perfect souvenir:
  • • Mason Mountain Mine
  • • Whistle Stop Mall
Enjoy the university setting or the collegiate vibe around the area of:
  • • Southwestern Community College
  • • Western Carolina University
  • • Cherokee Welcome Center
  • • Oconaluftee Indian Village
  • • Mountain Farm Museum
Some recommended attractions include:
  • • It's By Nature - A Gallery of Southern Crafts
  • • Heinzelmannchen Brewery
  • • Country Side Bowling Lanes
  • • Oaks Gallery
  • • Sequoyah National Golf Club

When to visit Sylva

If you're starting to plan your trip, you might be wondering when the best time to visit is. Here are the seasonal trends to help you decide when to go:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 18°C day, -5°C night
  • April-June: 28°C day, 2°C night
  • July-September: 29°C day, 9°C night
  • October-December: 23°C day, -4°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 380 cm
  • April-June: 337 cm
  • July-September: 351 cm
  • October-December: 314 cm
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