North Carolina is always a great state to visit in the United States. The area offers so much for every type of traveler, making it perfect for short and long trips alike. The region is filled with great food and amazing nightlife too. If you’re planning a trip to North Carolina, these next trip ideas will help you get started right away.
The Outer Banks of North Carolina is a seashore area that’s always interesting to visit. You will find a lot of beautiful beaches and some of the best lighthouses in the United States, including Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. This particular lighthouse is the tallest one in the United States, earning it its nickname: America’s Lighthouse.
There are a lot of great things to enjoy in the Outer Banks too. For starters, you can find luxury oceanfront rentals on the Outer Banks for a truly enjoyable – yet still affordable – stay throughout your holiday. The Atlantic Ocean is just steps away from the porch when you say at one of these properties. On the other side, there’s the International Waterway and all of the water activities it offers.
Aside from Cape Hatteras, there is another lighthouse that you should also visit, the Bodie Island Lighthouse. It is a unique one to see because of its exposed-brick wall and its gorgeous surrounding scenery.
A Drive Across North Carolina
If you’re like me and you enjoy driving along scenic roads, then North Carolina is definitely a must-visit. It is the home of some of the most beautiful roads in the world, including the famous road across the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Shift to 3rd gear and rev that engine; it’s truly an experience of a lifetime.
The route is also part of the Nantahala Scenic Byway, known as the US 74. It is North Carolina’s best road and indeed one of the best in the United States. It will take you all the way to the Nantahala National Forest, at which you can explore the nearby forests and spend hours taking pictures of the beautiful landscape. The drive home is just as thrilling.
Time your trip correctly and you can enjoy the best side of this route. The road looks its best during fall. The orange and yellow leaves along with the gorgeous landscape are simply too good to miss.
A Romantic Getaway
North Carolina is a great destination for a romantic getaway with your partner. Yadkin Valley is the destination you want to visit for this type of trip. Start by exploring the famous Winston-Salem area; the place has a very thick romantic ambiance that you will certainly enjoy.
You can then go deep into the wine valley of Yadkin and have a delicious wine tasting session set up just for you. Enjoy the rest of the trip relaxing and taking in the beautiful scenery. You will return from this romantic getaway feeling absolutely refreshed and ready to get back to your everyday routine.
These are just some ideas to help you get started. As mentioned before, there are plenty of things to do – and great places to visit – in North Carolina. Start planning and enjoy your trip!