North Carolina

North CarolinaOcean views, mountaintop scenery, and the Piedmont all await you on your trip to beautiful North Carolina.

In the historic city of Raleigh, the small town that grew into the capitol of North Carolina, explore the North Carolina Museum of History and the North Carolina Museum of Art. And when you have finished there, take in the majestic Magic Wings Butterfly House inside of the Museum of Life and Science. Check out the American Tobacco Historic District and Brightleaf Square in Raleigh for some wonderful dining options as well as shopping opportunities.

For beautiful natural scenery, come see the beautiful sights in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Take a drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway for panoramic view of the mountains. Check out the Cherokee Indian Reservation to learn about one of the most historically significant tribes in the U.S. Then visit the Carl Sandburg Home and National Historic site to learn more about the famous author. Before you go, be sure to see the 3,000-foot drop off of Blowing Rock. Bring your camera for a trip through the Stone Mountain Park. While you are there, check out the Linville Falls, and brave your way across the Mile High Swinging Bridge for a special kind of thrill.

No North Carolina vacation is complete without a trip to North Carolina’s Outer Banks, where you will see many historic sites and beautiful ocean scenery. Go see the Wright Brothers National Memorial and the very place where they launched their first plane in Kitty Hawk. Discover the mysterious Roanoke Island, home of the famous Lost Colony, and see one of the many outdoor dramas, in which actors use the beautiful coastline scenery as their backdrop.

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