There are few things as well loved as summertime in North Carolina. Spending time outdoors on the water is a favorite activity for many North Carolinians, and it’s a great way to celebrate the season with friends and family. Whether you’re kayaking down rivers in the Western part of the state, boating on lakes in the Piedmont or swimming on the coast, you can’t go wrong with a long vacation or weekend getaway filled with fun activities on the water.
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As a chain of barrier islands, the Outer Banks (OBX) of North Carolina are surrounded by water. Most of the time, this is a blessing for the popular vacation spot. It’s what draws the thousands of visitors each year to the OBX, from beachgoers and recreational boaters to windsurfers and anglers. More
Head to western North Carolina any time of year to experience the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Soak in the relaxing vibes with a stay at a mountain inn or bed & breakfast as a destination itself, or as a jumping off spot to explore the area. More
When I moved to North Carolina 18 years ago, I came for the gorgeous weather. I wasn’t the adventurous type. After moving here, I discovered that North Carolina is an adventure lover’s dream destination, and being here brought out the adventurer in me.
If you’re an adrenaline junkie in North Carolina—or an adventurer wannabe—check out these five attractions that will get your heart pumping!
From molasses to glasses” is more than just a slogan for Outer Banks Distilling in Manteo, North Carolina. It is a belief and homage to the rum and nautical histories of the Outer Banks. Now is an exciting time for the craft distillery as it produces legendary, premium spirits known as Kill Devil Rum.
Lake Lure, located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, is a great destination any time of year, but it’s especially fun to visit during the Annual Dirty Dancing Festival which will be held August 24th—25th of this year. I attended last year’s 8th Annual Dirty Dancing Festival which marked the 30th anniversary of the movie and definitely “had the time of my life”! More
Carrboro is a lovely free-spirited town only five to ten minutes from Chapel Hill, home of the University of North Carolina (UNC). Visiting Carrboro offers iconic shopping, stately cathedrals, and to me, represents a quintessential Southern small town. After visiting Carrboro, here are things that I loved about the cute, friendly destination. More
With the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains as a backdrop, the town of Asheville, NC has morphed into more than just a destination for outdoor enthusiasts. This small mountain town, known as the “Paris of the South,” is a hotspot for farm-to-table restaurants, lively music, arts and crafts, upscale shopping and a wide variety of seasonal festivals. More
From the mountains to the coast, North Carolina has everything vacations are made of and there’s an endless list of awesome places to visit. Having lived here for seven years now, I thought I’d choose one special place I visited during each of my seven years, and I hope this list inspires you to visit the Old North State soon. More