Folks say the Tar Heel State offers "a terrain for every traveler and a story at every stop." Visit North Carolina, and you'll find that statement is pretty accurate! From oceanfront North Carolina resorts to cheap Charlotte hotels, you'll discover myriad places to stay and plenty of appealing activities.
North Carolina comprises three distinct regions. The western 20 percent of the state, the Mountain region, is in the Appalachian Mountains. Discover the charming city of Asheville, situated on the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway. The jewel of this city is the historic Biltmore Estate (you can easily spend an entire day here.) In Asheville, also find some of the most luxurious hotels in North Carolina. Other notable stops in the region include Morganton (featuring wineries and the Pisgah National Forest) and Lake Lure (Chimney Rock offers a 75-mile view).
The Piedmont region in the middle of the state is home to the state's biggest cities. Visit the Billy Graham Library or the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte (home to the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League). In Greensboro, don't miss the Science Center, the Children's Museum, and the Historical Museum. Soak up the history of Old Salem's village and historical demonstrations in Winston-Salem. In Raleigh-Durham, enjoy art and science museums, botanic gardens, and all you would expect in a major urban hub.
Many of the most popular resorts in North Carolina are on the coast, which comprises nearly half the state. Between the Outer Banks barrier islands, Topsail, and quaint Wilmington, with its cobblestone streets and colorful downtown, soak up the state's beachy vibe. Rent a car and enjoy a pleasant coastal drive.
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