10 of North Carolina's best places to visitTravel
Superblogseo.web.id - Everyone can find something to do in North Carolina. It has beautiful beaches, gorgeous mountain scenery, and a lot of Old South charm. North Carolina is also the home of NASCAR, which is the most popular spectator sport in the United States.
Visitors can enjoy hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing outside, as well as a taste of Appalachian culture in the Blue Ridge and Smokey mountains, or they can go to one of North Carolina's cities, which are becoming more and more diverse. Visitors to the state's coastal area will find sun and sand on the Outer Banks barrier islands and in the busy beach city of Wilmington. An overview of North Carolina's best places to visit:
10 of North Carolina's best places to visit
The Outer Banks, or OBX as the locals call it, are a chain of barrier islands that run along the coast of North Carolina. Pirates, like the famous Blackbeard, used to like to hang out on these narrow islands. Today, people who want to get away from the summer heat go on vacation to the Outer Banks.
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The wild horses that still roam the dunes at the northern end of the Outer Banks are well-known. In the middle are the towns of Nags Head and Kitty Hawk on Bodie Island, where there are many restaurants, gift shops, and miniature golf courses.
The town of Manteo is on Roanoke Island, which is west of Bodie Island. Manteo is the site of the "Lost Colony," whose British settlers vanished without a trace in the 1580s. Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Cape Lookout National Seashore are both beautiful and pretty wild. They are further south.
Chimney Rock State Park
The town of Asheville is about 25 miles (40 km) away from Chimney Rock State Park. The park has miles of hiking trails and the beautiful 400-foot (120-meter) Hickory Nut Falls. The most well-known spot in this state park is the more than 300-foot-tall (90-meter-tall) monolith called Chimney Rock, which has great views of the area.
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To get to the top of the Chimney, people can either take the 26-story elevator or climb 500 steps, which is about 31 flights of stairs. The North Carolina General Assembly just gave the go-ahead for this park in 2005, so it is not very old.
Old Salem is a living museum that shows how people lived in North Carolina's Winston-Salem area in the 18th and 19th centuries. Visitors can learn about the culture and trades of the Moravian settlers who lived in this area by talking to the reenactors in Old Salem and walking around this National Historic Landmark.
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When people go to Old Salem, for example, they can watch shoemakers, gunsmiths, and tailors do their jobs or make the things they sell. In some parts of Old Salem, visitors can also do things with their hands.
Bald Head Island
Bald Head Island is a good place to go if you want to go somewhere where the pace is slower and there are no cars. This island, which can only be reached by ferry from the town of Southport or by private boat, has 14 miles (23 km) of beaches and a laid-back atmosphere. On this island, you can get from one place to another on foot, by bike, or in a golf cart.
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There are marshes, maritime forests, and the Bald Head Island Golf Course on the island. This island is also a place where turtles come to lay their eggs, and during the summer, the Bald Head Island Conservancy holds Turtle Walks for people who want to help watch a nest for hatching babies or watch turtle mothers come to the island to lay their eggs.
Hanging Rock State Park
This beautiful park is in the Sauratown Mountains near Winston-Salem. It has more than 18 miles (29 km) of trails that range from easy to hard, as well as a lake that is great for boating, fishing, and swimming. There are also a number of beautiful waterfalls in the park.
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For people who want to stay in the park, Hanging Rock State Park has ten cabins and a tent and trailer campground. Hanging Rock State Park is known for its beautiful quartzite formations and ridges, like the Devil's Chimney and the rock that gives the park its name.
Asheville is a town in the beautiful Blue Ridge Foothills. It is known for being a lively, artsy place to live. Its town center has a lot of shops that sell things made by locals, as well as bars and places to eat.
Ashville has a creative vibe in general, and musicians and street performers only add to it. This beautiful and unusual town has won a lot of awards over the years, including "America's Quirkiest Town" from "Travel & Leisure" in September 2014 and "One of the Most Beautiful Places in America" from "Good Morning America."
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Ashville is also very close to the Biltmore Estate, which is a very famous place. This Chateauesque-styled mansion was built between 1889 and 1895. It is the largest privately owned home in the United States and gets almost a million visitors every year.
Some of the most popular beaches in North Carolina are in the Wilmington area. These are Carolina, Kure, and Wrightsville Beaches. This old port city is also a good place for families to visit. The "Travel Channel" said that the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher was one of the best in the United States.
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Along Wilmington's Riverwalk, which runs along the Cape Fear River, people can also enjoy taking long walks. There are also a number of mansions and plantations in the area, including the oldest peanut plantation in the United States, Poplar Grove Plantation, and the Bellamy Mansion, which was built before the Civil War.
Blue Ridge Parkway
Many people think that the Blue Ridge Parkway is one of the most beautiful roads in the U.S. and one of the best places to go in North Carolina. This winding stretch of asphalt has been named both a National Parkway and an All-American Road. In the fall, when the hills around it turn orange, yellow, and red, it looks especially beautiful.
When Carolina rhododendrons and dogwoods are in bloom in the spring, the parkway is also very pretty. The Blue Ridge Parkway goes from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. It is 469 miles (755 km) long.
Charlotte is the largest city in North Carolina, and it has a lot to offer visitors, especially those who like motorsports. Charlotte is known as the "Queen City," and it has many interesting places to visit, such as the amusement park Carowinds, the US National Whitewater Center, which is the largest man-made whitewater park, and the Discovery Place, which is a science museum and aquarium for families.
The NASCAR Hall of Fame and the Charlotte Motor Speedway are also in this city. Also, the nearby suburb of Mooresville has almost every NASCAR race shop, and most of them are open to the public.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in the United States. This is because it is close to many big East Coast cities and is easy to get to by car. But this park's popularity isn't just because it's easy to get to.
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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is also known for its many animals and beautiful scenery. Over 1,500 black bears, as well as deer, fox, turkey, and the recently reintroduced elk, roam this beautiful natural area. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park also has about 850 miles of trails and a lot of beautiful waterfalls.