North Carolina Travel Guide Mountains to the Coast
North Carolina from the mountains to the coast is a beautiful place to travel and explore. The state offers a wide range of activities and settings including the mountains in the western part of the state to the beautiful sandy beaches on the Atlantic Coast and the remote islands that make up the chain of islands on the Outer Banks.
Whether you live in North Carolina and want to explore the state, or if you are from out-of-state and want to vacation or travel to the state, North Carolina Travel can provide the information you need. We let you know about the cities and towns, the exciting places to visit and the events that are taking place. From the mountains to the coast North Carolina is full of things to do and places to see.
NC Mountains and Attractions
The North Carolina mountains offer the Great Smoky Mountains, The Blue Ridge Parkway, the beautiful city of Asheville in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Biltmore Estate, and Boone with several snow ski resorts for winter activities. The NC mountains in the fall is a favorite destination for many. A trip to the NC mountains or a ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway in October during the NC fall foliage display is a must.
NC Coast and Attractions
The North Carolina coast is well-known world-wide for the Outer Banks with many memorable attractions there such as the Wright Brothers National Memorial, Jockeys Ridge, several lighthouse for climbing, and the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. A ferry ride to Ocrocoke Island is an exciting way to tour the Outer Banks. The southern area of the North Carolina coast offers Atlantic Beach, Beaufort and Wilmington.
Big Cities To Small Towns
Central North Carolina offers big cities like Charlotte, Raleigh and Greensboro. Many events take place in North Carolina. There will always be something of interest going on in and around the state. The annual North Carolina State Fair takes place every October in Raleigh at the state fairgrounds. Sporting events, concerts, entertainment, hockey, football any many other sporting events both professional and collegiate are popular. The state offers many shopping opportunities with shopping centers and shopping malls.
Annual events that take place in North Carolina include The Azalea Festival in Wilmington, First Night New Year’s Eve celebration in Raleigh, Biltmore In Bloom at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, the Dogwood Festival in Fayetteville, and the Seagrove Pottery Festival in Seagrove.
North Carolina weather is ideal because of the 4 seasons that occur over year: mild winters with some snow; warm springs with flowers and flowering trees like the dogwood; hot summers; and a fall with beautiful changing autumn leaves.
Use North Carolina Travel to plan a trip today or find out what is going on by following NC Travel Blog where events, festivals and travel news is posted. Want to know what’s going on without leaving home? View our NC webcams from across the state.
What a beautiful state North Carolina is. Please watch North Carolina From Above! Beautiful scenes of North Carolina from a drone high in the sky. Can you identify the locations?