If you decide to take a vacation in North Carolina you won’t be short of things to do and there are some spectacular sights and attractions to enjoy.
Here are some suggestions to check out and fill your itinerary with if you want to enjoy some of the highlights this part of the country has to offer.
If you want to see one of the biggest and most impressive homes in the United States you can feast your eyes on the mightily impressive Vanderbilt Mansion.
This massive private home is a must-see attraction and you can spend a great day at the Biltmore Estate enjoying the chance to tour the mansion with its 250 rooms, plus there are some attractive grounds and a farm to keep everyone entertained.
Another hotspot in North Carolina is the city of Greensboro which has plenty of attractions that will appeal to family vacationers.
The Greensboro Science Center features an aquarium, interactive museum, and a zoo, so the kids are unlikely to get bored when you spend time here.
If you stay at somewhere like the Greensboro Marriott Downtown you can plan a few days of activities that also include the hugely popular water attraction Wet ‘ Wild at Emerald Pointe.
For a bit of a fun history lesson, there is also the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park to learn about important military events in the area.
It is always a great plan to take a family hike and enjoy some fresh air together and if you want to take in one of the most scenic gorges in the eastern United States you need to arrange a trip to Linville Gorge.
The gorge is widely known as the “Grand Canyon of the East” and there will be plenty of photo-opportunities so make sure you bring your camera on the hike.
It is a rare occurrence to be able to take an elevator ride to the top of a mountain from the inside but that is exactly what you can do if you come to Chimney Rock State Park.
Make the trip to the top of the elevator and you will soon see why they made it easy for tourists to get to the summit as the views are scenic and memorable.
if you decide to hike down, follow the Hickory Nut Falls Trail to the base of the falls, while you talk about the awesome sights that you have all enjoyed on your family visit to Chimney Rock State Park.
Another one for your list of things to do is a trip to Outer Banks.
Outer Banks is a 200-mile stretch of barrier islands where you can appreciate some areas of outstanding natural beauty combined with some delightful towns and visitor attractions.
Check out what Outer Banks has to offer and consider including a trip to this area in your travel plans when you come for a vacation in North Carolina.