North Carolina

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Top Things to Do in North Carolina
Whether you are planning a weekend getaway or a long vacation in North Carolina, there are tons of things to try. Read on to learn about the top things to do in North Carolina that draw visitors every year. 

Top Things To Do in North Carolina

Backpacking and Hiking

If you are a sucker for long scenic drives, hiking trails, and camping sites, you will fall in love with North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Parkway. It is known as America's favorite drive and for good reason. Leading from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to the Shenandoah National Park, this 469-mile stretch of road offers endless lush scenery of the mountainous landscapes of the Blue Ridge mountains. With hundreds of miles of trails that branch off from the road, heavenly waterfalls, numerous museums, and visitor centers, there's a lot to explore on this parkway. 

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Carvers Gap near Bakersville, NC

Spending a Day at the Beach

The beaches of the Outer Banks in North Carolina are stretched barrier islands of 200 miles with soft sandy coasts and tourist-favorite beach towns. These beaches attract hundreds of visitors every summer. The most popular beach towns include Avon, Nags Head, and Kitty Hawk. You can find pristine resorts and hotels in these towns where you can rent a beach house or a cottage for your family vacation.

Outer Banks, North Carolina

Skiing

North Carolina has five ski resorts that draw skiing enthusiasts from all over the U.S. to their fantastic slopes. Every resort offers a unique experience in the mountain regions. The most popular ski resorts include Sugar Mountain and Beech Mountain, which are located in Banner Elk. So if you are a person who loves skiing, you should definitely check out these mountain-top resorts to ski around beautiful snow-capped mountains all around you.

City Exploration

If you are into city exploration, then a visit to North Carolina is a must. There’s plenty that the state offers on this front.

The Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is a public attraction that gives you a chance to learn about black holes, heavenly objects, clean water, and astronauts. You can also check out the Biltmore Estate, which is a magnificent estate with acres of lush green gardens, walking trails, floral wonders, and America’s first “managed forest.”

Introducing North Carolina, United States

North Carolina is loved for its vast mountains, rivers, historic downtowns and more. People who love the outdoors fine the Old North State a place to not pass up.

Museums, arts and culture at your fingertips

Are you a lover for the arts? Here are a few places to check out during your stay in NC: The North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh is a 164-Acre Park filled with history dating 5,000 years back. Click here to view some of the Museums exhibitions. Do you or your kids have a thing for animals? The NC Zoo is a place to visit. Located in Asheboro, NC - you will experience everything from Elephants to Polar Bears.

While you are in North Carolina

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Plan your trip out well

There are two types of tourists: people who want to check out all the popular tourist destinations and those who want to experience everything as a local. No matter your preferences when traveling to North Carolina, the state has a lot to offer for both types of tourists.


Museums, Arts and Culture at your fingertips

North Carolina is the ideal state for all types of tourists. From sunny beaches to lush green mountains and snow-capped skiing slopes, there is something to do for everyone. There are many outdoor activities, popular food spots, historic sites, theme parks and water parks, entertainment sites, and sports activities for you to indulge in.

Info about North Carolina

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General North Carolina Travel Information

Check out North Carolina’s official travel advisory before you plan your trip, so you are aware of all the travel updates.

Top Things to Do in North Carolina

North Carolina is an endless mystery to be explored.

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