North Carolina is one of the most picturesque states in the United States. It is known for its stunning scenery, its wide range of sports activities, its beautiful beaches, its temperate weather and its friendly citizens.
No matter what you like to do, North Carolina has something to offer you, from the trendy shops of Highlands and Cashiers, to the gorgeous mountain ranges of the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains. North Carolina has hundreds of exquisite waterfalls, rivers and streams in which to play and beautiful historic homes like the fabulous Biltmore House in Asheville to visit. For automotive sports enthusiasts there is the Charlotte Motor Speedway, host to a number of NASCAR and other auto events. If you like history, you can visit the Wright Brothers National Memorial at Kill Devil Hills on North Carolina’s Outer banks, where manned flight began and watch daily re-enactments of the Wright brother’s historic flight. While you are there, don’t miss the rest of the North Carolina’s gorgeous Outer Banks including Nags Head and the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
Families will enjoy the Museum of Life and Science in Durham or a visit to the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte. Of course, don’t forget to plan for a trip along the beautiful Blue Ridge Scenic Parkway, known as “America’s Favourite Drive.” On your drive along the Parkway you can visit the Cherokee Indian Reservation, home to the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation. You can also drive through the Pisgah National Forest near Asheville. Along the drive be sure to visit Sliding Rock near the town of Brevard, where a huge natural rock slide provides fun for hosts of visitors all summer long.
Whatever you enjoy, North Carolina has something for you!